2011 Careers in Politics

2011 Careers in Politics Conference

The New Politics Forum's 2011 Careers in Politics Conference brought together a terrific collection of Texas-sized talent to speak to aspiring public servants about why now is the perfect time to get involved and make a difference. Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency and former member of the Texas Railroad Commission, Michael Williams, delivered the keynote address. Other speakers at the event:

The Honorable Chris Bell, former U.S. Congressman

The Honorable Sherri Greenberg, Director, Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs

The Honorable Larry Gonzales, Texas State Representative

Dr. William Spelman, Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. James Henson, Director, Texas Politics Project at The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Talia Stroud, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Jenifer Sarver, Chief of Staff to Karen Hughes, Burson-Marsteller Austin Office

Kevin Burnette, CEO, Gulf Direct

Thomas Ratliff, Vice Chair, Texas State Board of Education

Angela Evans, Clinical Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

Jay Brown, Partner, The Graydon Group

Keith Strama, Partner, Beatty, Bangle, Strama

Reeve Hamilton, Reporter and Podcast Host, The Texas Tribune

Matt Glazer, Executive Director, Austin Young Chamber of Commerce