Holly Gruy has been with The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership for the past twenty years and serves as the Chief Operating Officer. In this position, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization. In addition, she manages the organization’s budget, accounting processes and functions, serves as the HR administrator, and oversees assigned committees and events in order to meet the organization’s strategic goals.
Holly has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice-Victim Studies from Sam Houston State University, where she maintained a 4.0 GPA in her major and graduated with Latin Honors of Cum Laude. She also has an Associate of Arts Degree from Lone Star College – Montgomery. She is a 2002 Leadership Montgomery County graduate and continues to develop her leadership skills by attending conferences such as Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence from Disney Institute and Essentials of Leadership, a two-day class facilitated by Rice University Business School. Holly is a recent graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future Business/Civic Forum Spring 2019 Class, which is a leadership program for the Houston Region.
Holly is a member of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR Houston, and the Leadership Montgomery County Alumni Association. She currently serves as an Ex-Officio Board Member for GHWCC and has previously served as a board member for Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch, Executive Women’s Alliance (EWA), Montgomery County Society for Human Resource Management (MC-SHRM), Leadership Montgomery County Alumni Association, and the Montgomery County Humane Society.
Holly has volunteered for many non-profit organizations such as LMC’s Leadership Series, LMC Alumni Leadership Council, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, Children’s Safe Harbor, Interfaith of The Woodlands, IRONMAN North American Championship, Executive Women’s Alliance - Women of Vision, March of Dimes, Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch, and Dachshund Rescue of Houston.
Holly lives in Montgomery with her husband Ryan and their daughter Selah. When not working, she and her family enjoy gardening, camping, hiking, and traveling.