Luncheon

Please join us for our West Point Society Greater Houston Luncheon on Thursday, September 12th at 11:30 a.m. at Tony Mandola’s located at 1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, Texas 77019 (corner of Waugh Dr. and W. Clay Street) for a discussion by Ali Davoudi, Vice Chairman of Million Air and investor of Hotel Thayer at West Point.

The cost for this great lunch is still only $30 in advance. A limited number of seats might be available on the day of the event. If available the cost at the door is $35 (Cash or Check only).

Speaker Bio

Ali Davoudi, Vice Chairman of Million Air

Ali Davoudi, Vice Chairman of Million Air

Ali attended Carnegie Mellon and received his JD/MBA from the University of Houston. He is a serial entrepreneur as well as an angel investor in many start ups, as well as more mature companies. Some examples of his investments include The Thayer Hotel at the U.S Military Academy at West Point, Qomplx, Rice Nuclear Diagnostics, Yesmail, Keycafe, Majestic Research, Revival Cycles, Million Air and Bank of Houston. He is also also a Founding Judge of the Rice University Business Plan Competition, the largest of its kind in the United States. Ali’s favorite hobby is high stakes poker.

In 2010, Ali was selected by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s 40 Under 40 Business Leaders.

Ali resides in Houston with his wife and 3 children.


Past Luncheons

Here is the last luncheon meeting we had—a Great Event!

Please join us for our West Point Society Greater Houston Luncheon on Thursday, March 21 at 11:30 a.m. at Tony Mandola’s located at 1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, Texas 77019 (corner of Waugh Dr. and W. Clay Street) for a discussion by Terry Finley, Founder and CEO of West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc., on “Winning the Kentucky Derby”.

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Terry Finley is the Founder and CEO of West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. - the largest Thoroughbred partnership management company in America.  Finley grew the company from one investor and one claiming horse in 1991 to its current state of over 500 investors and more than 65 horses under management. West Point horses regularly compete in elite races including the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont, the Dubai World Cup, and Breeders’ Cup World Championships. West Point owns a minority interest in the 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming. West Point’s Commanding Curve finished second in the 2014 Kentucky Derby.  Finley graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Point and earned a Masters of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In 2014, he completed the Owner/President Management Program - a three-year executive education course at the Harvard Business School for CEOs and Executive Leaders.

If you are new to Houston and this is your first luncheon, we invite you to be our guest to encourage your participation within one of our active and outstanding society committees.

The cost for the luncheon is $31.91.  For online registration and payment Click Here.

Please RSVP by midnight on March 19, 2019.  Walk-ins are welcome for $35 cash or check made payable to WPSGH.  No exceptions.  Payments are non-refundable.

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