Senior Vice President, Events and Guest Services
In December of 2010, Marty Price was promoted to his current position of senior vice president, events and guest services. An accomplished executive in the hospitality industry, Marty joined the Houston Astros as vice president of guest experiences in February of 2007. Marty oversees customer service, guest relations, special events and is the organization's liaison with Aramark, the concessionaire for Minute Maid Park. He also managed facility upgrades throughout the ballpark, including the "Five Seven" Grille, suite renovations and the Astros authentic merchandise program featuring game-used items, all of which were added in 2009. Marty joined the Astros from Levy Restaurants, where he most recently served as the regional director of operations and managed a number of high profile events, including Super Bowl XL, the 2006 NBA All-Star Game and the 2007 NHL All-Star Game.
Marty first worked at Minute Maid Park in its first season in 2000 when he served as the general manager of Aramark at the ballpark, directing daily operations and managing business maturation, playing a significant role in the opening of the park. In 2001, he was named the district manager of the Aramark sports and entertainment division, overseeing all of the company's operations at Minute Maid Park, the Compaq Center, Verizon Wireless Theater, the Houston Arena Theater, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and all Texas A&M University sports facilities in College Station, Texas.
Marty joined Aramark in 1989, and in addition to his tenure at Minute Maid Park, he also worked for the company at The Astrodome as the sales director for luxury suites (1989-92) and the division manager of premium services (1995-97). He also served as the general manager of Sam Houston Race Park from 1992-94 and the Louisiana Superdome from 1997-99.
Additionally, Marty has a long-time association with the Astros franchise that predates his work history, as when he was nine years old, his father was the on-call doctor at the The Astrodome.
Marty has a bachelor's degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Denver and an MBA with a concentration in finance from St. Thomas University in Houston. He and his wife, Kim, reside in Houston and have two children, daughter Marley (9) and son Blake (2).
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