Jan. 29, 2015 - University of Houston Law Center professor and businessman Anthony R. Chase will be honored in May by the Houston Technology Center as part of its annual “Celebration of Entrepreneurs.”
"Entrepreneurship is a material component of Houston's cultural DNA,” Chase said. “I'm honored to be recognized by the Houston Technology Center, which is an important part of the region's business and academic community."
The Technology Center is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for development of technology companies.
In announcing the award, Walter Ulrich, president and CEO of the Houston Technology Center, said, "Houston, the state of Texas, and our nation are richer because of the business results, civic commitment and philanthropy of this extraordinary gentleman and successful entrepreneur."
Chase is chairman and CEO of ChaseSource, L.P., a staffing and real estate development firm, which Black Enterprise magazine ranked as one of the nation’s largest minority owned companies in 2014. ChaseSource LP also recently became an owner of the Marriot Hotel at George Bush InterContinental Airport.
A product of Houston public schools and an Eagle Scout, Chase is an honors graduate of Harvard College. He earned a law degree from Harvard Law School and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chase joined the Law Center faculty in 1990. He teaches contracts, communication law, entrepreneurship, and race and American law. Over the years, he has founded and sold three companies, Chase Radio Partners, Cricket Wireless, and ChaseCom.
He also serves on the boards of Anadarko, Sarepta Therapeutics, Paragon Offshore, The Plaza Group, Greater Houston Partnership, Texas Medical Center, Houston Endowment, University of Texas School of Architecture Dean's Advisory Council, St. John's School, Houston Zoo Development, Foreign Affairs Museum Council, Nau Center for Texas Cultural Heritage, and KIPP Schools.
He also served as deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and as chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership in 2012. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Chase is the recipient of many awards including the 2013 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award (NAACP), 2013 Bob Onstead Leadership Award (GHP), and the 2012 Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award. He also has received the Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young, the Pinnacle Award from the Bank of America, and the Baker Faculty Award from UH Law Center.
“A Celebration of Entrepreneurs” will be held May 15 at the Hyatt Regency Houston.