Zeenat K. Mitha Joins Fort Bend Focus as Cultural Correspondent

Zeenat K. Mitha

Zeenat K. Mitha

Fort Bend Focus is pleased to announce a new staff addition devoted to covering cultural events, news and initiatives in Fort Bend.

Sugar Land resident Zeenat K. Mitha is no stranger to the Fort Bend community. For nearly 20 years, Mitha, her husband Ike and sons Shamir and Armaan have made Sugar Land their home, where she has served in a volunteer or board capacity for various organizations for over 25 years.  Mitha is currently the Vice-Chair for Membership at The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Board, a member on the Board of Directors of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County and a member of Mayor Annise Parker’s Initiative, Citizenship Month Committee.

With a B.A. in Journalism and a Minor in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, Mitha was a Senior Staff Writer and photographer for the SMU Daily Campus and interned for The Dallas Morning News. Her broadcast experience includes reporting for an ABC affiliate in New Mexico covering elections, crime and special feature stories for almost two years.  Mitha received her MBA in 1993 and completed her Fellowship in Public Policy at Georgetown University.

During her career, Mitha has worked at one of the top think tanks in the nation, the James A. Baker, III, Institute for Public Policy, working and meeting with brilliant minds and leaders of the world.  She also worked as the Associate Director of External Affairs at Asia Society Texas Center and took great initiatives to build bridges with the Greater Houston Business Community and the Greater Houston Cultural Community.   She is the founder of Sweetwater Specialty Consulting, LLC, and she is currently a full-time lecturer at The University of Houston-Downtown.

“In our diverse and dynamic community, having a correspondent with the breadth of knowledge and experience Zeenat brings to the table is a tremendous asset,” said Patti Parish-Kaminski, Editor-in-Chief, Fort Bend Focus.  “The culture of our community is one of our greatest strengths, and as our mission is to cover the people, places and happenings of Fort Bend, Zeenat will help us do just that by bringing a unique and valuable perspective showcasing our growing, diverse community.”

Mitha will be covering all cultural aspects of Fort Bend including events, community initiatives, business and philanthropic organizations.  To share your ideas for upcoming issues, contact Fort Bend Focus’ new Cultural Correspondent at zeenat@fortbendfocus.com.