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2012 Careers in Politics Conference

This one-day, statewide event offers the next generation of civic leaders the insiders' perspective about what it's like to have a career in public service and encourages participants to consider leadership roles in their community.

The 2012 Careers in Politics Conference was sponsored by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation and hosted in partnership with the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Speakers for the event:

The Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, Texas House of Representatives

Dr. Roderick Hart, Dean of the College of Communications, University of Texas at Austin

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

Daniel Becka, Director of Advocacy, Texas Exes Alumni Association

Vincent Harris, Founder and CEO, Harris Media, LLC

Shamina Singh, VP Global Government Services & Solutions, MasterCard Worldwide

Dr. James Henson, Director, Texas Politics Project

Matt Glazer, President, Glazer Group

Kevin Burnette, CEO and Founder, Gulf Direct

Dr. Angela Evans, Clinical Professor in Public Policy Practice, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Dr. Mary Dixson, Dean of Indisciplinary Programs, Northwest Vista College

Matt Mackowiak, Founder and President, Potomac Strategy Group, LLC

Ashley Bell, Social Media Strategist/Production Consultant, Ashley Bell Consulting

Julie Shussler, Corporate Communications Coordinator, Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Dr. Emily Balanoff, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Texas State University