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Attend TAB’s Policy Conference December 9th at the JW Marriott Austin, presented by Ryan, LLC.

Texans from every industry benefit from this TAB tradition. We take the top issues affecting business and offer balanced insight from job creators and lawmakers, on both sides of the aisle, at the state and federal level.

Following the conference, we will kick off our centennial celebration, sponsored by Texas Mutual. Toast to 100 years of TAB and the 88th Legislative Session

The Agenda:


8:00 a.m.                 Breakfast & Registration

8:30 a.m.                 Between Two Glenns

                                     Glenn Hegar, Comptroller, State of Texas

                                     Glenn Hamer, President & CEO, Texas Association of Business

9:05 a.m.                 Readying the Future Workforce - Sponsored by Philanthropy Advocates

                                    Bryan Daniel, Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public, Texas Workforce Commission

                                    Rep. Harold Dutton, Chairman, House Public Education Committee
                                    Rep. Dan Huberty, State Representative, Texas House of Representatives 

                                    Mike Morath, Commissioner of Education, Texas Education Agency


9:45 a.m.                 A New Model for Community Colleges

                                    Woody Hunt, Senior Chairman of the Board, Hunt Companies, Inc. 

                                    Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College

                                    Moderator: Massey Villarreal, Chairman, TAB Foundation

10:30 a.m.              Healthcare Impact on Employers - Sponsored by the Texas Association of Health Plans

                                    Rep. James Frank, Chair, House Human Services Committee

                                    Rep. Ramon Romero Jr., House Insurance Committee

                                    Rep. Chris Turner, Chair, House Business & Industry

                                    Moderator: Matt Abel, VP of Policy, Texas Association of Business

11:15 a.m.              Immigration: A Texas Opportunity

                                    Linda Moore, President & CEO, TechNet

                                    Bobby Perez, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

                                    Gerry Schwebel, EVP International Bank of Commerce

                                    Darren Turley, Executive Director, Texas Association of Dairymen

                                    Moderator: Jeremy Robbins, Executive Director, American Immigration Council

12:00 p.m.              Lunch Keynote: Roy Spence - Marketing as a Force for Good - Sponsored by PhRMA

                                    Roy Spence, Founder, The Make It Movement

1:00 p.m.                 On The Record

                                    Nicole Cobler, Austin Reporter, Axios                                
                                    Bob Garrett, Austin Bureau Chief , Dallas Morning News

                                    Monica Madden, Texas Capitol Correspondent, KXAN
                                    Patrick Svitek, Political Reporter, Texas Tribune

1:45 p.m.                 All The Above Energy

                                    Clay Bretches, EVP of Operations, Apache Corp.

                                    Kera Gautreau, Senior Director, Houston Energy Transition Initiative (HETI)          

                                    Mark Stover, Director of State Affairs, APEX Clean Energy

                                    Moderator: Mike K. Kotara, President, Zachry Sustainability Solutions, LLC

2:30 p.m.                 Why Incentives Matter for Economic Growth – Sponsored by Samsung

                                    Dana Harris, Director of Government Relations, Samsung Austin Semiconductor

                                    Mike Rosa, Dallas Regional Chamber, Senior Vice President of Economic Development

                                    Mark Plowman, Owner, Plowman's Kitchen

3:00 p.m.                 Break


3:15 p.m.                 Unveiling Supply Chain Solutions 

                                    Alex Cooke, SVP Consulting, TIP Strategies

                                    Adriana Cruz, Executive Director Economic Development & Tourism, Office of Governor Greg Abbott

                                    Rep. Todd Hunter, Chairman, House Redistricting Committee

                                    Tracye McDaniel, President, TIP Strategies

4:00 p.m.                 CEO to CEO

                                    Joe Lonsdale, Founder and Managing Partner, 8VC
                                   Glenn Hamer, President & CEO, Texas Association of Business

4:25 p.m.                 Navigating the New Political Landscape

                                   Gov. Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona
                                   Glenn Hamer, President & CEO, Texas Association of Business

4:45 p.m.                 Closing Remarks

                                    Caroline Joiner, Public Policy, Amazon

5:00 – 6:00              Centennial Reception - Sponsored by Texas Mutual

Thank you to our sponsors: