Sam Dike joined Rice Management Company in 2020 as Manager of Strategic Initiatives. In this role Mr. Dike is responsible for ensuring strategic investments, public policy and external partnerships align with RMC’s core real estate strategy. Prior to joining RMC, Mr. Dike was Vice President of Programs for the Houston Land Bank where he was responsible for managing programs to develop affordable housing as well overseeing partnership development and intergovernmental relations. Prior to joining the Houston Land Bank, Mr. Dike spent nine years on staff at Houston City Council with seven of those years as Chief of Staff for the Vice Mayor Pro-Tem. Mr. Dike received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Houston and is a Texas Legislative Intern Program (TLIP) Alum. Mr. Dike was appointed by Houston City Council to serve on the Board of Directors for Harris County Improvement District #23 and is actively involved in community and economic development efforts around Houston; serving as a member of the Board of Directors of local nonprofits, TXRX Labs Inc., East End Maker Hub, Architecture Center Houston Foundation and Truly Home Inc.