Houston Baptist University MBA Alumnus Joe Zimmerman ’89 was elected mayor of Sugar Land, Texas, on June 11, 2016. Sugar Land is in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area and is one of the fastest-growing and most affluent cities in Texas. The 2016 estimated population of Sugar Land is 87,367.
Joe Zimmerman and his wife, Nancy, have been married 40 years and are active members at SecondBaptist Church- Woodway. They have a daughter and son-in-law, Allison and Chris Wallace, and two grandchildren, Emmy and Campbell. Zimmerman is also the director of development for Cobb Fendley & Associates, Inc., a private civil engineering consulting firm. He will serve in his elected position as the mayor of Sugar Land for two years.
Mayor Zimmerman returned to the HBU campus on October 25 to speak to students about the ups and downs of his career at the event “American Dreams: Stories of Uncommon Valor & Career Success.”