Gary Becker led the team who developed and managed the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Texas. He stepped into the pivotal role after over 40 years with the legendary live entertainment company, PACE Entertainment Corporation. As of January 8th, 2019, his company sold that venture and now he enjoys a consultant role to the new owners and COSL.
Before the venue opening in January 2017, Gary fostered a seven-year public-private partnership with The City of Sugar Land. From concept through construction and daily operations, Gary managed the team for the 6,400-seat state of the art theater.
Gary dedicates most of his philanthropic focus to Houston Children’s Charity, where he is one of its founding members. In addition to his passion for kids, he has a heart for those who serve and protect, first responders, and the men and women in blue. In 2017, he founded a charity event exclusive to Sugar Land called Back the Blue. It is an event that supports CPAAA, a 501(C)(3) volunteer organization that funds crime prevention programs and purchases much needed law enforcement equipment for the Sugar Land Police Department.
Gary, a long time Houston resident, married a long time Sugar Land resident, Amy Michele Becker. After meeting her, proposing to her and having a grand style wedding at Smart Financial Centre, they have chosen to become full time Sugar Land residents. They share six children together from previous relationships and are actively welcoming grandkids.