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  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Public School Finance Panel featuring Rep. Trent Ashby (Lyceum Class of 2008), Rep. Diego Bernal, House Public Education Committee Chairman Dan Huberty, and former Rep. Scott Hochberg

    The Texas Lyceum's 33rd Public Conference: Texas 2036 Workforce received national and statewide media attention. Check out these links:

    Fed’s Kaplan: Fed Likely On Pause Until At Least Summer
    Wall Street Journal
    Feb. 1, 2019
    (login required; Lyceum reference included here)

    Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said he believes the U.S. central bank will hold off on rate increases until at least the summer.

    “It’s very important for the Fed to get out of the way” and let uncertainties around the economy resolve themselves before weighing any more changes in monetary policy, Mr. Kaplan said at a Friday appearance at the Texas Lyceum, in Austin. 

    Fed's Kaplan says he has had concerns on risks since October
    Reuters
    Feb. 1, 2019

    Dallas Fed president warns that poor education can drag down the Texas economy
    The Dallas Morning News
    Feb. 1, 2019

    Focused on Powell, markets missed signs Fed would pause
    Yahoo Finance
    Feb. 1, 2019 

    Dallas Fed chief: State economy strong, but headwinds loom in education, job training
    Austin American-Statesman
    Feb. 1, 2019

    EUR/USD steadies below 1.15, looks to close second straight week higher
    FXStreet.com

    Feb. 1, 2019
    (Lyceum mentioned in fifth paragraph)

    To keep the economy sizzling, Texas needs a stronger workforce
    Dallas Morning News
    Feb. 17, 2019


  • Monday, January 28, 2019 2:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Statewide Leadership Group to host 33rd Public Conference on Workforce Preparedness

    (AUSTIN)  The Texas Lyceum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, announced today that Sanjay Ramabhadran (Ram) of Houston will be sworn in as its 2019 president January 31 at the Texas State Capitol. Ram is a founding Principal at VERSA Infrastructure, an engineering consulting firm specializing in program and construction management, and serves on the Houston METRO Board of Directors. In addition, the premier leadership organization announced the names of 26 new Lyceum Directors (list below) selected to join the association, which focuses on Texas public policy challenges and engages its members in a range of invaluable conferences designed to initiate vigorous and respectful debate.

    “In 2019, the Texas Lyceum enters its 40th year of service to Texas.  We will start off this month with our investiture of twenty six outstanding new Lyceum Directors and our dynamic public conference February 1 on workforce preparedness,” said Ram. “I am honored to lead this unique organization, which has a rich history of bringing together a diverse group of engaged young Texas leaders to examine our state’s public policy challenges and respectfully debate possible solutions to these challenges.” 

    Ram, a registered engineer, is a graduate of BITS-Pilani and Texas A&M University.

    In addition to serving on the board of Houston METRO, some of Ram’s additional civic engagement includes service as Chairman of Leadership Houston, on the Houston Mayor’s Council on International Trade and Development, as President of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, and on Rice University’s Kinder Institute’s Connecting Communities Initiative.

    Ram will lead the Lyceum’s Directors in discussion of a variety of topics in 2019, ranging from the movement of commerce across and through Texas in Clear Lake/Kemah to a College Station meeting that poses the question, “Are we taking our democracy for granted?” Lyceum Directors will also make a special trip to Montreal, Canada, to learn about the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement and close out the year exploring the natural splendor of the state in the Big Bend region.

    The Texas Lyceum’s 33nd Public Conference will be held February 1 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The conference will offer weighty discussion and debate on Texas workforce preparedness, including issues related to school finance.

    Another important 2019 Lyceum platform is the 13th annual statewide independent and nationally recognized Texas Lyceum Poll (date to be announced), measuring Texans’ opinions on a number of public policy issues as well as an early indicator of 2020 U.S. presidential candidates.

    The Texas Lyceum also announced that Laura Dixon with Spurs Sports and Entertainment will serve as the Texas Lyceum 2020 President.  

    In addition, the Texas Lyceum has named the following outstanding Texans to serve as Directors in the Class of 2019: 

    Houston

    • Terry Bruner, Managing Attorney, TBLO Counsel+Consulting
    • Darcie Durham, Senior Director - Strategy and Engagement, Boeing
    • David Kim, Executive Director, Urban Land Institute Houston
    • Lindsey Munoz, Director of Public Policy, Greater Houston Partnership
    • F. Xavier Pena, Houston Endowment, VP for Finance and General Counsel

    Dallas

    • Brandy Treadway, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, JCPenney

    Fort Worth

    • Missy Bonds, Assistant General Manager/Manager of Export Markets, Bonds Ranch
    • Joseph DeWoody, President, Clear Fork Royalty

    Frisco

    • Bruce Rideaux, Director, The PFM Group

    El Paso

    • Roberto Coronado, Vice President in Charge, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    • Jessica Herrera, Economic and Internal Development Partner, City of El Paso

    Austin

    • Darrell Davila, Chief of Staff, Office of Texas Lt. Governor
    • Gerado Interiano, Managing Director, Pericles Strategies, LLC
    • Jenny Jacobi, Senior Director of Content, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
    • Elizabeth Pishny, North America CPG Lead, Facebook
    • Zach Walker, Texas Lead, Defense Innovation Unit, U.S. Department of Defense

    San Antonio

    • Michelle Lugalia-Hollon, Director, Initiative and Partnerships, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation
    • Brandon Seale, President Howard Energy Mexico, Howard Energy Partners
    • Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, President and CEO, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

    Beaumont

    • Dade Phelan, Texas State Representative, R-Beaumont and Partner, Phelan Investments

    Gruver

    • Timothy Glass, Sherriff, Hansford County Sherriff Department

    Longview

    • Natalie Lynch, Regional President, Austin Bank

    Lubbock

    • C. Brett McDowell, President, Centennial Bank
    • Tom Sell, Manager, Combest, Sell & Associates, LLC

    Midland

    • Karmen Bryant, Managing Member, KHB Energy, LLC

    Waco

    • Andrea Barefield, Councilmember District 1, City of Waco
  • Thursday, February 01, 2018 12:03 PM | Deleted user

    Statewide Leadership Group to host 32nd Public Conference on the State of Texas Healthcare

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Margaret Justus, 281-250-8253

    (AUSTIN)  The Texas Lyceum today announced that Brad Morrison of Boerne, Texas, was sworn in as President of the Texas Lyceum at the State Capitol. Morrison is CEO and Founder of Innové, a San Antonio based cyber security company that does business with the U.S. Department of Defense. In addition, the non-profit, non-partisan organization announced 18 new Lyceum Directors who have been selected (see list below) to join the organization, which is focused on cultivating the next generation of Texas leaders by engaging in a range of invaluable programming igniting lively and respectful public policy debate.

    “More than ever, the Texas Lyceum is bigger, better and more connected across the Lone Star State,” said Morrison. “I am proud to lead this outstanding leadership group that respectfully examines public policy challenges facing our state, and at the same time, proudly celebrates what it means to be Texan.” 

    Morrison holds a B.S. from The United States Air Force Academy, his M.S. from Southern Methodist University and serves on the Texas Business Leadership Council and the board of the Southwest Research Institute.

    In 2018, Lyceum Directors will engage in a wide variety of meeting topics ranging from technology innovation, to race relations to agriculture. Lyceum Directors will also make a special trip to New York City to partake in a host of educational events on the topic of the U.S. role in global relations.  

    On August 17, the Texas Lyceum’s 32nd Public Conference will be held in San Antonio with a powerful discussion around the state of healthcare in Texas.

    Another key 2018 Lyceum program is the 12th annual statewide independent Texas Lyceum Poll (date to be announced), examining Texans’ opinions on a variety of public policy issues as well as an opinion snapshot revealing where Texans’ stand on candidates for U.S. Senate, Governor and Lt. Governor.

    The Texas Lyceum also announced that Sanjay Ramabhadran, Managing Partner, VERSA Group, of Houston, will serve as the Texas Lyceum 2018 President-Elect.

    In addition, The Texas Lyceum has named the following outstanding Texans to serve as Directors in the Class of 2018: 

    HOUSTON
    Michael Garcia, Senior Vice President-Operations, Houston Methodist Hospital

    The Honorable Kristin Brauchle Hawkins, Judge, 11th District Court, Texas

    DALLAS
    Crayton Webb, Owner/CEO, Sunwest Communications

    FORT WORTH
    Joel Heydenburk, Partner, Jackson Walker LLP

    Kevin Robnett, CEO/Founder InGauge, LLC

    IRVING
    Marguerite “Margo” Stoglin McClinton, Texas State Director, IGNITE

    EL PASO
    Monica Vargas-Mahar, Market CEO and Hospital CEO, The Hospitals of Providence – Sierra Campus

    CORPUS CHRISTI
    Jordan Anderson, President/CEO Bay Area Title Services

    AUSTIN
    Amy Blakely, President, Venture Alliance Group LLC

    Luz Cristal Glangchai, CEO, Venturelab

    Tam Hawkins, President/CEO, Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce

    Molly Quirk, Deputy Director-State Legislative Affairs, Texas General Land Office

    Andrew Romero, Sergeant, Austin Police Department

    Jason Schenker, President, Prestige Economics, and Chairman, The Futurist Institute

    SAN ANTONIO
    C. LeRoy Cavazos-Reyna, Senior Manager-Public Affairs and Communications, Coca Cola Southwest Beverages

    John Edwards, Doctor/Partner, Alamo ENT Associates

    Ramon Flores, Vice President Real Estate Development, Port Authority, San Antonio

    WASHINGTON D.C.
    Jessica Hart, Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison, U.S. Department of Justice

    About the Texas Lyceum  

    The Texas Lyceum, a non-profit, non-partisan group is the premier statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders. The Lyceum consists of 96 men and women from throughout the state who begin their six-year term while under the age of 46, and have demonstrated leadership in their community and profession, together with a deep commitment to Texas. For more information, please visit www.texaslyceum.org. Texas Lyceum is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/texaslyceum and on Twitter @TexasLyceum http://twitter.com/texaslyceum

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  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 3:00 PM | Deleted user

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Lori L. Taylor, Director of the Mosbacher Institute at 979-458-3015 or lltaylor@tamu.edu

    COLLEGE STATION, TX--The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy is pleased to announce the selection of Ashley Thomas, Bush School Master of Public Service and Administration degree candidate, as the inaugural Texas Lyceum Fellow for 2018. The Texas Lyceum is an independent, nonpartisan institution dedicated to cultivating the state’s young leaders and promoting research-driven solutions to policy issues in Texas. The 2018 fellowship will support summer research on health policy issues in Texas.

    After a rigorous application process, Ms. Thomas was chosen based on her interest in health policy, experience in quantitative analysis, and exemplary academic record. A 2015 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she double-majored in government and English, Ms. Thomas completed a one-year commitment with AmeriCorps before beginning classes at the Bush School of Government and Public Service in 2016. Ms. Thomas continued to hone her analytical skills during her graduate fellowship with Annie’s List in summer 2017 and expects to gain additional experience while completing her capstone project examining the economic impact of the nonprofit sector in Louisiana.

    During the Texas Lyceum Fellowship, Ms. Thomas will spend the summer of 2018 exercising her data and public policy analysis skills while working with faculty member Dr. Laura Dague to conduct health policy research. The results of their work will be published in an issue of the Mosbacher Institute’s The Takeaway. Additionally, Ms. Thomas will present the research at the Texas Lyceum’s Public Conference (PubCon) on August 17, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Dague remarked, “I am very excited about this new partnership with the Texas Lyceum and the excellent research opportunity it provides for us. I look forward to a productive summer working with Ashley on important issues related to Medicaid and CHIP in Texas.” The Mosbacher Institute congratulates Ms. Thomas on her selection and is confident she will represent the Bush School well as the 2018 Texas Lyceum Fellow.

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    About the Texas Lyceum: The Texas Lyceum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group is the premier statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders. The Lyceum consists of ninety=six men and women from throughout the state who begin their six-year term while under the age of forty-six and have demonstrated leadership in their community and profession, together with a deep commitment to Texas. For more information, please visit www.texaslyceum.org. Texas Lyceum is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/texaslyceum and on Twitter @TexasLyceum http://twitter.com/texaslyceum

    Ashley Thomas

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:06 PM | Deleted user

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Margaret Justus  281-250-8253

    (AUSTIN) After wrapping up one of their most attended and most discussed on social media public conferences last month, officials with The Texas Lyceum today announced that Renard U. Johnson of El Paso, President and founder of Management and Engineering Technologies International, Inc. (METI) has been sworn in as their 2017 President. In addition, the non-profit, non-partisan premier leadership organization announced 16 new Lyceum Directors were selected (see list below) to join the organization, which is focused on cultivating the next generation of Texas leaders by engaging them in a wide range of timely public policy topics generating dynamic, yet respectful debate.

    “As a proud El Pasoan I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this network of dynamic people into its 37th year,” said Johnson. “The Texas Lyceum plays a significant role among our state’s opinion leaders by gathering a diverse group of smart Texas leaders and providing them opportunities for civil discourse about significant policy issues which are important to the future of Texas and our nation.”

    Johnson holds a B.S. in Business from The University of Texas at El Paso and is very committed to and passionate about his community. He is the former Chairman of the Board for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch; Former Chairman of the Board of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and a former member of the UTEP College of Engineering Advisory Board. He is also the recipient of numerous awards including the UTEP College of Business Gold Nugget Award in 2013 and the UTEP Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015.

    One of the many advantages of serving as a Lyceum Director is the opportunity to participate in a list of select forums focusing on important public policy topics facing Texas such as the upcoming March conference in Corpus Christi entitled, “Two Americas: Guns’ Polarizing Effect on American Culture.” In June the group convenes in Washington D.C. for “Is Civility Lost? When Did Compromise Become a Dirty Word? Finding Common Ground in a Fractured Society” and then in Bastrop in October where the public policy topic is “Human Trafficking…Demystifying the Taboo.”

    In addition to conferences, another key 2017 Lyceum program includes the 11th annual statewide independent Texas Lyceum Poll (date to be announced), examining the public policy issues most important to Texans.

    The Texas Lyceum also announced that Brad Morrison of Boerne will serve as the Texas Lyceum 2017 President-Elect.

    In addition, The Texas Lyceum has named the following outstanding Texans to serve as Directors in the Class of 2017:

    HOUSTON
    Yvette Casares Willis, Senior Account Executive, Houston Dynamo, Major League Soccer

    DALLAS
    Sarah Jackson, Director of Public Affairs, Dallas Citizens Council

    SAN ANTONIO
    Casandra Matej, President and CEO, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Lourdes Castro-Ramirez, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs
    Lillian Riojas, Director, Media Relations and Communications, Valero Energy

    EL PASO
    Eduardo Gutierrez, Vice President of External and Public Affairs for El Paso Electric

    FORT WORTH
    Michael Crain, President, Krobar Holdings

    AUSTIN
    Jay Kleberg, Associate Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation
    Joseph Kosper, President, moovel
    Paul Miller, Associate Director, Clements Center for National Security
    Emily Ramshaw, Editor in Chief, Texas Tribune

    MCALLEN
    Amanda Saldaña, The Amanda Saldaña Law Firm

    DUNCANVILLE
    Michael Grace, Managing Principal, Metro Development Consulting

    MIDLAND
    Stephen Robertson, Executive Vice President, Permian Basin Petroleum Association

    LUBBOCK
    Robert Schmid, M.D., President and Founder, Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute

    DRIFTWOOD/DRIPPING SPRINGS
    Walt Smith, President, Duck Documents/The Mallard Group

    About The Texas Lyceum

    The Texas Lyceum, a non-profit, non-partisan group is the premier statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders. The Lyceum consists of 96 men and women from throughout the state who begin their six-year term while under the age of 46, and have demonstrated leadership in their community and profession, together with a deep commitment to Texas. For more information, please visit www.texaslyceum.org. Texas Lyceum is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/texaslyceum and on Twitter @TexasLyceum http://twitter.com/texaslyceum


  • Sunday, January 08, 2017 4:29 PM | Deleted user

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ryan Lindsay, Lyceum VP Media, Ryan@JohnPalmerArt.com, 281-224-0968

    AUSTIN—The Texas Lyceum, the premier non-profit, non-partisan statewide leadership organization, will convene its 31st Public Conference with the topic “What is the Proper Role of Government?” on Friday, January 27th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Austin, Texas. The conference will feature officials from all tiers of government, influential business leaders as well as members of the judiciary. The Texas Lyceum conducts periodic public forums, commissions The Texas Lyceum Poll, and convenes programs for its 96 directors to explore and discuss key economic and social issues of the state and nation.

    “This conference will take place two weeks after the onset of the 85th Legislative Session of the State of Texas and one week after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States at the ideal time and place for the Texas Lyceum’s exploration of the tension between local, state and federal authority,” said Renard Johnson, Texas Lyceum President. “The Lyceum exists to help build a deeper understanding of the complex and important public policy issues impacting Texas, and, with this conference we will explore policy areas in education, e-sharing, border control, pensions and much more.” Notable conference participants include: former Dallas Mayor and Ambassador Ron Kirk; former United States Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings; Matthew Dowd with ABC News; Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush; former Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos; Texas Mayors Sylvester Turner (Houston), Steve Adler (Austin), Betsy Price (Fort Worth) and Maher Maso (Frisco); Texas Legislators Rep. Donna Howard, Rep. Jeff Leach, Rep. Matt Rinaldi, Rep. Rafael Anchia, Sen. Don Huffines and Sen. Sylvia Garcia, four Justices on the Texas Supreme Court and top executives with AT&T, Uber and Chambers of Commerce.

    The day kicks off at 8:15 am at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 208 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, Texas with a greeting from Austin Mayor Steve Adler.

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    About The Texas Lyceum

    The Texas Lyceum, a non-profit, non-partisan group is the premier statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders. The Lyceum consists of 96 men and women from throughout the state who begin their six-year term while under the age of 46, and have demonstrated leadership in their community and profession, together with a deep commitment to Texas. For more information, please visit www.texaslyceum.org. The Texas Lyceum is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/texaslyceum and on Twitter @TexasLyceum http://twitter.com/texaslyceum



  • Thursday, September 01, 2016 12:00 PM | Deleted user

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Margaret Justus 281-250-8253

    Presidential Trial Ballots: Trump, Clinton, Johnson & Stein PLUS 
    Longitudinal topics from past Texas Lyceum Polls

    ·       Border security / Immigration
    ·       Voter ID law
    ·       Affordable Care Act / Medicaid Expansion
    ·       Police discrimination
    ·       Right track / wrong track
    ·       President Obama’s and Governor Abbott’s job approval ratings
    ·       Most important issues facing Texas and the country
    ·       U.S. and Texas economic outlook

    Some new questions asked this year

    ·       Building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration
    ·       Transgender Public Facilities Policy
    ·       Regulating Ride Hailing Services like Uber and Lyft

    (AUSTIN - TX) The Texas Lyceum 2016 Poll, a public service provided by the state’s only nonpartisan, nonprofit premier leadership public policy group, is scheduled to be released at a news conference in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, September 14, 9:00 AM at the Texas Association of Broadcasters, Ann Arnold Center, 502 East 11th Street, 2nd floor.

    The following morning, Thursday, September 15, a second set of poll results from the same survey will be released via a news release and on the Texas Lyceum website covering the U.S Presidential race, job approval numbers, right track/wrong track and Texans’ attitude about the state and national economies.

    The Texas Lyceum Poll, which was in the field from September 1 – September 11 surveys 1,000 Texas adults and has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. The poll enlists the latest in polling techniques, using live interviewers and contacting respondents both by landline as well as on cell phones (40%) with the use of English and Spanish language instrumentation and interviewing.

    "This year marks the 10th annual Texas Lyceum Poll and we're honored to provide it as a public service to Texas. The 2016 poll will test major public policy issues facing our state and will be one of the last polls focused on Texas leading up to the presidential election," said 2016 Texas Lyceum President Dave Shaw. "Anyone who follows politics and public policy will not want to miss the trial ballots or Texans' perceptions of issues heating up for the 85th Legislature." 

    Daron Shaw (no relation to Dave Shaw) Ph.D., a Lyceum Alumnus and Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and Joshua Blank Ph.D, manager of polling and research at the Texas Politics Project, independently conducted the 2016 Texas Lyceum Poll as they have for the past ten years.

    About The Texas Lyceum

    The Texas Lyceum, a non-profit, non-partisan group is the premier statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders. The Lyceum consists of 96 men and women from throughout the state who begin their six-year term while under the age of 46, and have demonstrated leadership in their community and profession, together with a deep commitment to Texas. For more information, please visit www.texaslyceum.org. The Texas Lyceum is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/texaslyceum and on Twitter @TexasLyceum http://twitter.om/texaslyceum

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  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 4:32 PM | Deleted user

    Program to bring together business leaders, athletes and policymakers to explore all aspects of football in the Lone Star State

    CONTACT: Lauren Van Ert
    512-344-2601
    Lauren@MonumentGroupLLC.com

    AUSTIN – The Texas Lyceum, a non-profit, non-partisan statewide leadership organization, will host its 30th annual Public Conference on the sport of choice in Texas…football.

    The conference will take place on April 1, 2016 on the Texas Christian University (TCU) campus in Fort Worth and will gather several hundred conference attendees and speakers, including policymakers, business leaders, broadcasters, interested citizens and athletes to discuss “The Big Business of Football in Texas.”

    "The Texas Lyceum Public Conference is a forum for addressing the leading public policy topics facing our state, and here in the birthplace of Friday Night Lights, football is both a cultural touchstone and a multi-billion dollar industry," said Texas Lyceum President Dave Shaw. "Our program includes state and national experts who will take on issues like the economic impact of football on communities, brain health and concussions, college recruiting and student athletes, high school football, and the future of a sport that means so much to Texans."

    The conference will investigate topics of ethics and leadership, the role of the student-athlete, concussions and brain health, recruiting and the impact of sports on our economy and our communities, among other topics. The 2016 Public Conference will be interactive, dynamic and informative, and provide insight into the big business of football in Texas in a way that has never been done before.

    Featured speakers will include panel discussions with athletes, coaches, parents, medical professionals, recruiters, journalists, equipment manufacturers and more. Confirmed speakers include:

    • Britton Banowsky, Executive Director, College Football Playoff Foundation

    • Ben Blocker, Creative Director, C3 Presents (Producers of NFL Draft Town)

    • Dr. Charles Breithaupt, Executive Director, UIL

    • Sandra Bond Chapman, Founder and Chief Director, Center for Brain Health, University of Texas at Dallas

    • Jennifer Hale, Sideline Reporter, Fox Sports Southwest

    • Dale Hansen, Sportscaster, WFAA

    • Dave Marver, CEO and Co-Founder, Vicis

    • Mathew Matheny, Attorney, Provost Umphrey Law Firm

    • Betsy Price, Fort Worth Mayor

    • Daron K. Roberts, Former NFL Coach and Director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation, University of Texas at Austin

    • D.W. Rutledge, Executive Director, Texas High School Coaches Association

    • Brad Sham, The “Voice” of the Dallas Cowboys

    • Lauren Silverman, Health Reporter, KERA

    • Reilly Fox, Kicker, Paschal High School

    • Ricky Williams, 1998 Heisman Trophy Winner, Former NFL Player, Longhorn Network Commentator

    • Troy Vincent, EVP, NFL Football Operations

    • Craig Way, Host, AM 1300 The Zone and High School Scoreboard Live on Fox Sports Southwest Play-by-Play Announcer, Texas Longhorns

    The Lyceum meeting is open to the public and those interested in attending can visit www.BigTexasFootball.com to register. Media interested in covering the event are welcome to attend, but must RSVP to Lauren@MonumentGroupLLC.com or (512) 344-2601.

    For media interested in speaking with a panelist in advance of the event, please contact Lauren@MonumentGroupLLC.com or (512) 344-2601.

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    About The Texas Lyceum

    The Texas Lyceum, a non-profit, non-partisan group is the premier statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders. The Lyceum consists of 96 men and women from throughout the state who begin their six-year term while under the age of 46, and have demonstrated leadership in their community and profession, together with a deep commitment to Texas. For more information, please visit www.BigTexasFootball.com. The Texas Lyceum is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/texaslyceum and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/texaslyceum.


  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:00 PM | Deleted user

    Statewide Leadership Group schedules expedition to Cuba and a bold Public Conference on the Big Business of Football in Texas

    (AUSTIN) The Texas Lyceum today announced that Dave Shaw of Austin, President of Arrow Media, an Austin based branding and public relations firm, will be sworn in as its president on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the Texas Capitol. In addition, the non-profit, non-partisan organization announced 18 new Lyceum Directors have been selected (list below) to join the organization, which is focused on cultivating the next generation of Texas leaders by engaging them in an array of invaluable statewide and international programming sparking lively and respectful public policy debate. Texas State Senator and Lyceum Alumnus Kirk Watson of Austin will deliver the oath of office to Shaw in the Texas House Chamber.

    “I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the Texas Lyceum into its 36th year,” said Shaw. “The Texas Lyceum plays a vital role by bringing together diverse leaders from across the state and creating a space for civil discourse about the policy issues that are important to the future of Texas. It’s an organization where we leave partisan politics at the door to create a statewide network of leaders who can work together for the betterment of our state.”

    Shaw holds a B.S. in Communications Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and his M.A. in Communications at Chapel Hill and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including an Austin Under 40 award and being named a Fellow of the British-American Project.

    In 2016, Lyceum Directors will engage in a valuable list of statewide programming including the year’s first meeting later this month in Galveston entitled, “Facing the Storm: Preserving a Resilient Texas,” which will focus on state preparedness for natural disasters, as well as the economics of recovery. On April 1st the Texas Lyceum’s 30th Public Conference will be held in Fort Worth with strong debate around “The Big Business of Football in Texas,” including issues such as the economics of football, college recruiting and concussions. In June, Lyceum Directors will travel to Havana, Cuba to learn how Texas can be a top Cuban trading partner. Other 2016 Texas Lyceum programming will take the group to the Rio Grande Valley in August for a comprehensive discussion on border security and immigration, and to San Antonio in October for an examination of the state’s evolving auto industry and sharing economy.

    Another key 2016 Lyceum program includes the 10th annual statewide independent Texas Lyceum Poll (date to be announced), examining the public policy issues most important to Texans.

    The Texas Lyceum also announced Renard Johnson of El Paso will serve as the Texas Lyceum 2016 President-Elect.

    In addition, The Texas Lyceum has named the following outstanding Texans to serve as Directors in the Class of 2016:

    HOUSTON
    Alejandro “Alex” Cestero, Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, Frank’s International N.V.
    Amanda Hughes, Vice President, Angelo, Gordon and Company
    Ryan Lindsey, Gallery Owner, John Palmer Art Gallery and Studio

    DALLAS
    Holly Kuzmich, Senior Vice President, George W. Bush Presidential Center
    L. Brandon Steinmann, Government Relations Department Manager, DFW International Airport

    SAN ANTONIO
    Erika Gonzales-Reyes, CEO, South Texas Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals

    AUSTIN
    Fayruz Benyousef, Founder and Principal, Fayruz Benyousef Consulting
    JJ Colburn, Executive Director, Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
    Dan Graham, Founder and CEO, Build a Sign
    Thomas Miranda, Founder and CEO, Sparkovation IT Advisors

    BROWNSVILLE
    Judge David Sanchez, 444th State District Court

    CALDWELL
    State Representative Leighton Schubert, HD-13

    HARLINGEN
    Rosalinda Mercado-Garza, CEO, E-Colors Education Inc.
    Dan Sanchez, Cameron County Commissioner

    HUMBLE
    Reda Hicks, Senior Counsel Americas Energy Solutions, Panalpina, Inc.

    PLANO
    Lori McMahon, Chief of Staff, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson

    SPEARMAN
    Garrett Gumfory, Director/Owner, Speartex Grain Company

    VICTORIA
    Annie Cullen, Attorney, Cullen, Carsner, Seerden, Cullen LLP

    About The Texas Lyceum

    The Texas Lyceum, a non-profit, non-partisan group is the premier statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders. The Lyceum consists of 96 men and women from throughout the state who begin their six-year term while under the age of 46, and have demonstrated leadership in their community and profession, together with a deep commitment to Texas. For more information, please visit www.texaslyceum.org. Texas Lyceum is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/texaslyceum and on Twitter @TexasLyceum http://twitter.com/texaslyceum


  • Friday, October 23, 2015 8:00 AM | Deleted user

    SAN ANTONIOThe Texas Lyceum, the premier non-profit, non-partisan statewide leadership organization, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, will today convene state leaders and policy experts for a robust and interactive discussion on the “Storied Relationship Between the U.S. Military and Texas.” The Texas Lyceum conducts periodic public forums, commissions The Texas Lyceum Poll, and convenes programs for its 96 directors to explore and discuss key economic and social issues of the state and nation. This program is the final meeting of 2015.

    San Antonio is the ideal setting for the Texas Lyceum’s exploration of the relationship between the military and our state,” said Jane Cummins, Texas Lyceum President. “The Lyceum exists to help build a deeper understanding of the complex and important public policy issues impacting Texas. Our active duty military and our veterans, and the issues that impact them, are among the most important topics we can discuss and understand.”  

    The meeting kicks off at 8:30am on the grounds of The Alamo where Lyceum directors and guests will be greeted by San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor, following the Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Pledge of Allegiance led by a local Cub Scout troop. Following the opening ceremonies, will be three panel presentations as outlined below:

    9:15am         Setting the Stage – Texas and the Military

    Stephen L.  Moore, Author of Texas Rising, Eighteen Minutes: The Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Independence Campaign, Last Stand of the Texas Cherokees: Chief Bowles and the 1839 Cherokee War in Texas, Taming Texas: Captain William T. Sadler's Lone Star Service

    10:00am       Scenes from Texas Military History: An Epic Across Three Centuries

    Moderator: Josh Trevino, Vice President for Strategy, Texas Public Policy Foundation, and Lyceum Class of 2014

    Speakers: Dr. Don Frazier, Professor of History, McMurry University; Dr. Stephen Hardin, Professor of History, McMurry University; Emilio Zamora, Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin               

    10:50am       The Physical and Emotional Well-Being of Our Active Military and Veterans

    Moderator: Esteban Lopez, President, San Antonio and Southwest Texas, Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas, and Lyceum Class of 2015

    Speakers: LTC. Kevin Chung, M.D., Interim Director of Research, for the Research Directorate, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research; Julianne Flynn, M.D., Acting Director, South Texas Veterans Health Care System; Dr. Byron Hepburn, Major General, USAF (Ret) AVP and Director, Military Health Institute (MHI) at UTHSCSA; Colonel Damon Baine, Chief Operating Officer, San Antonio Military Health System (SAMHS)

    In the afternoon, Lyceum directors and guests will visit Lackland Air Force Base for additional presentations, including conversations around base realignment, veteran employment and cyber warfare, among other topics.

    In the evening, the Lyceum will host a dinner and conversation at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts where the group will be greeted by J. Bruce Bugg, Chairman and Trustee of The Tobin Endowment, and will later hear from Major General William Len Smith, TXARNG, Deputy Adjutant General-Army and Commander, Texas Army National Guard and Colonel Doug O’Connell, TXARNG, and Lyceum Class of 2011.

     

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    About The Texas Lyceum
    The Texas Lyceum, a non-profit, non-partisan group is the premier statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders. The Lyceum consists of 96 men and women from throughout the state who begin their six-year term while under the age of 46, and have demonstrated leadership in their community and profession, together with a deep commitment to Texas. For more information, please visit
    www.texaslyceum.org. The Texas Lyceum is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/texaslyceum and on Twitter @TexasLyceum http://twitter.com/texaslyceum

     


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