Katherine Wallace Retires After 10 Years of Service to The Energy Corridor
Ali Lamkahouan has been hired as The Energy Corridor District’s (ECD) new Finance & Economic Development Manager, taking over the reigns from Katherine Wallace, who retired from The District after 10 years of service.
Like his predecessor, Lamkahouan manages the finance, business development and community relations initiatives for the District, including preparing and presenting budgets, regularly reviewing ECD’s financial condition, working with auditors and insurance consultants, working on assessments with property owners and overseeing The District’s Public Safety Program.
Before joining The District, Lamkahouan spent six years as account manager for a limousine and charter service in Houston, where he oversaw a team that performed accounting and treasury functions for more than 200 accounts. He also provided financial risk analysis and models, while developing business growth strategy and long-term planning.
Wallace, with two-and-a-half decades of commercial property management experience, retired in December. ECD General Manager Clark Martinson and The District’s Board of Directors honored Wallace’s service with a ceremony during the December board meeting.
“For so many years, Katherine has been a vital part of our team and our efforts to improve livability in The Energy Corridor, and she will be missed,” says Martinson. “Hers are big shoes to fill, but we are pleased to have a person of Ali’s capabilities and financial insight on board as we implement our new 10-year service plan.”
Lamkahouan graduated from the University of Saint Thomas with an MBA in finance and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from the University of Houston-Downtown.