It has been a busy month in Houston.  The 78th Annual Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo took place earlier in the month, and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four rolls into town this weekend. 

For rodeo season, the Protiviti Houston office did its part to display our Texan pride, which involves but is not limited to business men trading in suits for pearl snaps and business women kicking off the high heels to boot scoot and boogie.

Since 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed more than $265 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, the Rodeo Institute for Teacher Excellence™, School Art participants, and other educational and youth programs. Protiviti contributes to this philanthropic cause by co-sponsoring a Calf Scramble calf with a Houston office client. Below is a picture of Edna, Associate Director and her niece with the 2011 Protiviti Calf Scramble winner and his father.

In addition, many professionals volunteer their time on various rodeo committees.  Sarah, Manager, and Casey Jo, Campus Recruiter, spend time on the Directions and Assistance Committee, the official host of the event, to ensure that rodeo-goers enjoy the experience to its fullest.

Now that the wagons and horses have moved on up the road, the focus turns to March Madness.  The office recently participated in a bracket challenge, which brought the team together once again for some healthy competition.  Below, a group debates their selections.

Left to right:  Cody, Manager; Jana, Manager; Paul, Manager; Vijan, Senior Consultant; Brad, Consultant

All of this goes to show that, in Houston, March comes in like a lamb and out like a ram (or perhaps a bulldog?).

– Bridget and Casey Jo

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