Meet the Continuity Housing Team


Michelle Lowther
President & CEO/Founder
(832) 594-8286
Houston, Texas

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Michelle founded Continuity Housing in 2006 and has been in the hotel industry since 1990.


  • Creating and constantly evolving Continuity Housing’s proprietary program
  • Writing/negotiating hotel contracts
  • Hotel sales and hotel operations
  • Public speaking
  • Training

Why I’m here: I love what I do. By specializing in this niche market, I’m able to put my years in the hotel industry to work in such a creative and essential way, and every day, every client is different. When we manage a client through a deployment, we really get in the trenches with them, working crazy hours and getting to flex our collective industry muscles. Although it can get intense, it’s nothing compared to what our clients’ employees and their families are facing. I find it extremely gratifying that we can impact people’s lives in a positive way during what we know is a very stressful time.

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Michelle’s hotel career began in the spring of 1990.  After working her way through various hotel operational and sales positions Michelle found herself in Houston in 2005, working with a New Orleans based company who’d relocated their operations after Hurricane Katrina.  Through that experience, she created what is now Continuity Housing’s proprietary program to contractually guarantee hotel rooms for critical personnel without having to buy them outright.

In June 2006 she joined ConferenceDirect, a meetings management company, and was soon recognized for booking record-breaking revenue and creating innovative hotel contracts for corporate business continuity programs. She was honored for these efforts as the 2006 Rookie of the Year at their Annual Partner Meeting in Chicago and has consistently been recognized as a top performer.

From 2010 to 2014, Michelle led a team of 29 associates during the Deepwater Horizon incident. She put boots on the ground at incident command centers along the Gulf Coast and secured accommodations for thousands of individuals involved with the incident and restoration effort. Michelle’s team negotiated contracts with 72 hotels in nine cities and monitored each hotel’s performance and compliance every day for the duration of the response.  Her outstanding leadership on the project earned her ConferenceDirect’s Alliance Award in 2011.

Although Michelle’s business continuity program has helped clients since 2006, her experience on the Deepwater Horizon project led her to see the market need for a company that specializes in housing and logistics assistance for companies affected by disasters. She founded Continuity Housing to expand her reach and more sharply focus her service offering. As principal of Continuity Housing, Michelle continues her strategic alliance and works in tandem with ConferenceDirect, which represents more than $700 million in annual hotel bookings.

Michelle’s expertise in business continuity housing, conference planning and hotel contracting have made her a sought-after resource and a popular speaker. She is based in Katy, Texas.


Julie Hicks, CMP, CDS
Global Account Executive and Team Lead
(214) 802-8000
Frisco, Texas

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Julie joined Continuity Housing in 2011 / In the hotel industry since 2000


  • Hotel contracting
  • Housing program management
  • Problem solving in tough markets

Why I’m here: I love to see a great plan come together in an emergency. It’s our time to shine, and our clients’, too!


Stacey Sabiston
Global Account Executive
(770) 883-8874
Melbourne, FL

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Stacey joined Continuity Housing in 2011 / In the meeting/event planning industry since 1994


  • Relationship building
  • Hotel contracting
  • Strategic planning

Why I’m here:  It is rewarding to provide our clients with the peace of mind of knowing their employees and their families will be safe and that their businesses will go uninterrupted in a time of emergency or natural disaster.


Casey Judd
Global Account Executive
(435) 213-9454
Preston, ID

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Casey joined Continuity Housing in 2013 / In the meeting/event planning industry industry since 2004


  • Event management
  • Logistical planning
  • Hotel contract negotiation

Why I’m here: I love logistics and executing a well prepared and thought out game plan! Using these skills to keep people safe and keep businesses running in times of disaster – what’s better than that?

Mark Lowther
Chief Operating Officer
(281) 772-0150
Houston, Texas

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Mark joined Continuity Housing in 2014 / In the operations and marketing industry industry since 1994


Over the past 20 years, I’ve worked in the professional services operations, marketing and management arena and have been responsible for a number of key initiatives, including:

  • Managing the marketing and operations of a number of banking and credit union branches, including member engagement and retention, sales leadership and employee empowerment;
  • Realigning the external (and internal) brand of a law firm and several banks, so it more closely aligns with their internal messaging and mission statements;
  • Building an integrated sales and marketing team for several regional and commercial banking institutions;
  • Streamlining operations for several departments within the banking world – developing efficiencies, realigning job responsibilities, and creating a better customer experience.

Why I’m here: I enjoy developing solutions to operational problems and helping companies grow and continually improve their customer experience!