Brant Kotch is a Houston Attorney and currently serves as the Race Director for the Chevron Houston Marathon and related races and President of the Board of Directors for the Houston Marathon Committee, Inc. In those roles he has also directed high profile races including the 2012 U.S. Men & Women's Olympic Trials Marathon and 14 USA Half Marathon Championships. A casual runner dating back to high school, he started competing well in his age group during his college years and ran the Houston Tenneco Marathon from 1986 to 1992. In 1992 Brant started volunteering for his hometown marathon assisting the course director and in 1995 joined the race committee’s Board of Directors. He became the Course Director in 1997 and both the President and Race Director in 2002. During his tenure the Houston Marathon has grown from two to eleven full-time staff members, an annual budget of $1,000,000 to $5,500,000 and a race weekend field of 10,000 to 33,000 for the 2016 race.