Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Carrie Criado is Executive Director of Communications and Marketing at the University of Houston Law Center. Previously, she was Communications Director for Al Gore’s The Climate Project and Director of Public Relations for USLegal, Inc. Criado has also worked for KVII-TV, KEYT-TV, KUHT-TV, and The First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt. Criado has taught communications law and journalism courses at Southern Methodist University and Middle Tennessee State. She was a law clerk for the Federal Communications Commission. Criado received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and earned her J.D. at the University of Houston Law Center.
John worked in daily newspaper journalism for more than 35 years as a reporter and front line editor. He spent most of his career in the Houston Chronicle newsroom after stints at two Michigan newspapers, the Daily Tribune and Ypsilanti Press. He covered tornadoes, hurricanes, union and transit issues, council sessions, presidential and papal visits, and the odd murder scene. As an editor he worked in various positions on both the city and state desks, developing and fine-tuning breaking news and features. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.
A Houston native, Jessica received her B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Journalism from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Before joining the Marketing and Communications Department at the Law Center in 2011, she worked as an intern on the city desk for the Houston Chronicle. She covered a variety of assignments including breaking news and features. As marketing coordinator, she writes and edits articles, press releases and news advisories and designs print and online materials.