Hosts Heroes: John Graner, DMCP, CTA
ABOUT JOHN GRANER
Name: JOHN GRANER, DMCP, CTA
Company: EXPERIENCE HOUSTON
Location: FULSHEAR, TEXAS, USA
Originally from Louisiana, John has a strong passion for food, LSU, and New Orleans Saints Football. His other passion in life is his family. He married his wife Melissa in 2002 and they have two daughters, Madison and Emma, of whom John is very proud. Prior to working in the DMC world, John spent a good part of his career in sales, which helped him learn how to relate to various types of people. He had a desire to learn and meet people from different places, cultures, and perspectives, which ultimately pointed him towards the direction of the DMC industry. After learning the ropes in the industry, he was ready to take on his own DMC company. In 2011 Experience Houston was born, and the rest is history!
IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE EXPERIENCE HOUSTON, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
“Experiential. We like to create events and activities that give our guests a chance to be hands on in learning, while enjoying our great city. We love when they come back again and tell friends about their great experiences!”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT HOUSTON?
“My favorite thing about Houston is the people. I especially enjoy the diversity of cultures that make up our city, including the variety of foods. I’m famous for always being the person that posts mouthwatering photos of my latest food adventures on social media!”
WHO IS YOUR HERO?
“After losing my dad last year just before the HGA Global Forum, I would say that my dad is first and foremost my #1 hero. I have him to thank for the man that I have become. The life lessons I learned from him are used every day. Below I shared a photo of him with by two daughters.”
WHY HE IS OUR HERO…
John brings a sense of positivity, joy, and laughter to all situations, be it a networking event, client meeting, or one-on-one discussion. One of the key traits of HGA’s H Factor is Hospitality, and John exudes a hospitable nature that is just undeniably radiant. He has unbelievable heart and can always be counted on for a helping hand, food recommendation, or providing a client solution. We are thrilled to have him in our Hosts family and salute him as a true Hosts Hero.
John’s Hero – His Father, pictured with his two daughters.