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Alumna Potter to MC FIESTA

November 19, 2018
By Deb Daley

Mercy High School has named Carrie Potter ’95, alumna and president of The Carrie Potter Group, LLC, Houston, Texas, the Master of Ceremonies for its largest, annual fundraiser, FIESTA (Friends In Earnest Supporting Tuition Assistance). The event, February 16, 2019 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District, features a dinner, silent and live auction and other activities to benefit the school’s Negotiated Tuition Program. Potter is an award-winning executive who provides business consulting and financial planning services to professional athletes and small businesses. Previously she was Vice President at PMG Sports in Washington, D.C.  She also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer with the Rice University Department of Sport Management. 

No stranger to the limelight, Potter serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Houston Area Women’s Center Board of Directors and has served on the Board for ten years; President of Women in Sports & Events (WISE) Houston; and President-Elect of Texas Executive Women.  She earned two degrees in business, B.B.A.’ 99 and M.B.A.’01, from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and serves on the Executive Committee of the School of Business Board of Advisors, chairing the Student Experience Committee. Carrie is a Senior Fellow from Class XXXIV of the American Leadership Forum and after participating in Class 34 of the Center for Houston’s Future, co-chaired its 2018 Leadership Campaign. She was named a 2016 Women on the Move by Texas Executive Women, a part of the Houston Business Journal’s 2017 40 Under 40 class and honored as a STEAM Role Model by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce in 2018.  

Carrie was also valedictorian of her class at Mercy, the first female president at The George Washington University and a writing assistant for The Babe Book: Baseball’s Greatest Legend Remembered.  Her three sisters, Katie Potter Peterson’99, Julie Potter Richt ’01 and Mary Jo Potter ’04, also attended the school.

“This year’s FIESTA theme is Destined to Shine and Carrie is a shining example of an accomplished alumna with amazing talents and skills. Her understanding of Mercy’s mission and how the teachings of Catherine McAuley have affected her approach to business, are very inspirational,” said Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM, President, Mercy High School.  

Registration for FIESTA will be open soon on Mercy’s website, www.mercyhigh.org/fiesta/.
 
To learn more about Carrie’s inspirational story click on https://www.mercyhigh.org/alumnae/acting-with-courage/.