HOST COMMITTEE

Dave Anderson III

David Anderson III is a managing partner of TWENTY•>TEN, a division of Team Enterprises, a multi-disciplined and entrepreneurial creative group with deep brand experience from the realms of strategy, art and design, integrated production, and national event management. TWENTY•>TEN brings new ideas to life, impacts culture, stirs emotions and creates real value for brands and people.  TWENTY•>TEN’s expertise has been utilized by clients such as BET, Coca-Cola, Bacardi, Under Armour and George Foreman, to name a few.

 

In addition to his role at TWENTY•>TEN, he also serves as managing partner of the Heist Agency, LLC.  The Heist Agency is an arts and entertainment talent management group.  The agency boasts an eclectic roster of sought out creatives and entertainers.  Heist has orchestrated partnerships and bookings for their clients with Nike, Complex, Twitter, NASA, Red Bull, and more.

Gracie Chavez

For over a decade, DJ Gracie Chavez has kept pushing the crossover of genres, playing a spectrum of music and winning folks over. Her sharp skills and taste-making selections have earned her Houston’s Best DJ (2016) title, and made her the top choice for events all over Texas.
This mami runs Bombón Music, a record label she co-founded as an extension of Bombón, the Gulf Coast’s ultimate tropical bass crew. She also founded Les Femmes, Texas’ best all-lady DJ crew, and is the founding DJ workshop instructor for Girls Rock Camp Houston. She holds monthly DJ residencies at Houston's House of Blues (Brown Sugar) and Marriott Marquis Texas-sized pool deck (2017-2018). 
A veteran DJ of the Lone Star State, she’s been nominated for various Music Awards, including Houston’s Best Club/DJ Night, back-to-back years (2014-2016, Houston Press). Gracie is a producer/songwriter; contributing music writer, lecturer and panelist; and a radio show host (kpft.org). She has performed for various festivals (SXSW Interactive + Music, Voodoo Fest 2017), sporting events (Super Bowl 2017, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit), and future-forward events like A Really Kool Party, a series of events pushing the sounds of tomorrow. 

Erin Rodgers is an entertainment lawyer based in Houston, Texas whose focus includes copyright and trademark, licensing, and contracts. In addition to her work in entertainment law, Erin also aids nonprofit organizations with the start-up paperwork necessary to become a recognized nonprofit. Erin has been a licensed, practicing attorney serving the Greater Houston community since 2007. Erin earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Industry Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans in 2004. She went on to earn her J.D. from the highly respected program at the University of Houston Law Center.  

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Erin has been instrumental in helping members of Houston’s creative community get the legal counsel they need in order to continue blossoming in their respective crafts. Erin has worked closely with a number of creatives including: musicians, authors, multimedia companies, filmmakers, visual artists, and photographers. Her in-depth knowledge of copyright and trademark law has been an invaluable asset to individual and small business owners in the Houston area.

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You might know Matt Sonzala as the blogger/radio host who helped the Houston hip-hop scene to explode, or you may know him as the guy who expanded hip-hop’s presence at SXSW.

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