Canstruction Houston

Meet The 2021 Judges

Brandi Smith

Brandi Smith is the social media anchor for HTownRush, KHOU 11’s morning newscast. She comes to Houston from a little town called Umpqua, Ore., population 112. (Yes, just 112.) As the saying goes, she wasn’t born here, but she got to Texas as fast as she could. Brandi might be a small-town girl at heart, but she loves life in the big city! When she’s not on air or sleeping (her favorite pastime), you can find her trying local IPAs, exploring new greenspaces and eating all the amazing food Houston has to offer!

Brian Greene

Brian Greene is president/CEO of the Houston Food Bank, the largest Feeding America food bank in the nation by distribution. Since taking this role in 2005, Greene has led the organization to unprecedented growth and development, and in 2015 it was recognized as Food Bank of the Year. He leads the staff to be visionaries in each of their roles, enabling the organization to be flexible and creative to best serve our community, with the mission of food for better lives and a vision getting to a world that doesn’t need food banks. 

David Robinson

David W. Robinson is currently serving 2.3 million citizens of the City of Houston in his third term as City Council Member for the At-Large 2 position. David was appointed chair of the Transportation, Technology & Infrastructure (TTI) Committee of the Houston City Council in the spring of 2018. He was named vice chair of the Housing and Community Affairs Committee this year. Since 2014, David has served on the Houston First Corporation Board as chair of the Sales, Marketing and Tourism Committee. He was appointed by Mayor Sylvester Turner to represent Houston Galveston Area Council (HGAC) Transportation Policy Council and currently serves that 8-county regional authority as officer and first vice chair

Rusty Bienvenue

Rusty Bienvenue has served as Executive Director of the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Architecture Center Houston Foundation since October 2010. Rusty has 25 years experience in non-profit associations having run two large legal associations prior to AIA Houston. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston Law Center.

Steven Harris

Steve is responsible for multiple facets of the Houston Division’s Marketing Strategy.  Under his leadership Kroger has entered major sponsorship agreements with the Houston Texans, And exclusive Grocery Partnerships with the Houston Rockets, The Houston Dynamo and the Houston Dash. He has also been actively involved in partnering with Clara Campbell, Head of Corporate Affairs as they ensure a higher level of leadership in our communities. Recently Steve was voted on to the Board of Directors for Kids Meals Inc. He has 4 children. The youngest, as Senior at Strake Jesuit will graduate in May. In his spare time, he enjoys Golf, Music and Traveling.