Authors

Anita G. Hufft Ph.D., RN, Texas Woman's University

Anita G. Hufft Ph.D., RN is the Dean and Professor of Nursing at Texas Woman’s University.

Anne Bavier, Jose Adames and Steve Love, The University of Texas Arlington

Anne Bavier is the Dean of The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Jose Adames is the President of El Centro College and Steve Love is the President of the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council.

Anne Wheeler, LBJ Foundation

Anne Wheeler is the Communications Director of the LBJ Presidential Library.

Bill Rolley, Texas Capital Bank

Bill Rolley is a Senior Relationship Manager at Texas Capital Bank.


Brad Shields, Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (TAFEC)

Brad Shields is the Executive Director of the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (TAFEC).

Dr. Dan McCoy, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Dr. Dan McCoy is the President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Dr. Linda Livingstone, Baylor University

On June 1, 2017, Dr. Livingstone will officially begin as the 15th President of Baylor University and the first female President in the University’s 172-year history.

Duff Stewart, GSD&M

Duff Stewart is the CEO of GSD&M, a creatively driven, full-service agency born and raised in Austin, TX.


Eddie Lucio III, Texas State Alliance of YMCAs

Eddie Lucio III, D-Brownsville, is a Texas state representative from House District 38. He is chairman of the House Committee on Rules & Resolutions.

Heather Snow and Scott D. Ryan, University of Texas Arlington

Heather Snow is the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Scott D. Ryan is the Dean School of Social Work at University of Texas Arlington.

Jeff Moseley, Texas Association of Business

Jeff Moseley is CEO of the Texas Association of Business.

Jeff Ramazani and Allison Hirth, Texas Tech University

Jeff Ramazani and Allison Hirth, Texas Tech University


Joe Woods, The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI)

Joe Woods, Vice President, State Government Relations for PCI

John Burruss, Metrocare Services

John Burruss, MD is the Chief Executive Officer at Metrocare Services in Dallas, TX.

Judge John Specia Jr., Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

He serves as a Senior Fellow with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. Judge Specia was the former Commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2012, and he served as Judge for the 225th District Court from 1988 to 2006.

Justice (Ret.) Harriet O’Neill, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Board Member

Harriet O’Neill was elected to the Supreme Court of Texas in 1998 and re-elected to a second term in 2004. She retired from the Supreme Court on June 20, 2010, and founded the Law Office of Harriet O’Neill, A Professional Corporation, in Austin, Texas. She serves on the board of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute.


Kevin Jackson, Baylor University

Kevin Jackson is Baylor University's Vice President for Student Life.

Lucy Nashed, Communications Director, Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Lucy Nashed has spent nearly a decade in Texas government and politics, working extensively on some of the most critical issues facing the Lone Star State, and seeing firsthand the benefits of a fair legal system on families and job creators.

Lynda Lopez, Texas State Technical College

Lynda Lopez, Executive Director-Communication of TSTC. Since 1965, Texas State Technical College has graduated more than 100,000 skilled technicians to help build a stronger Texas workforce. Our grads are Texas.

Mack Rhoades, Baylor University

Mack Rhoades was named Baylor's Vice President and Director of Athletics in July 2016.


Marysol Imler, RN, Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers

Marysol Imler, RN, is Vice President of Five Star ER and serves on the board of the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers.

Roy Spence and Judy Trabulsi, The Purpose Institute

Roy Spence, Co-Founder and CEO and Judy Trabulsi, Co-Founder and President of The Purpose Institute.


Tara Robinson, American Heart Association

Founder Of Rock Your Heart Society and AHA Volunteer is making a difference in the lives of minority women around the world in regards to living a healthy heart lifestyle! She believes that ladies should hear it over and over again that “Prevention Is Better Than Treatment.” Tara is a survivor and has been sharing her story with others since her multiple hearts attacks in 2014.

Texas Motion Picture Alliance

The Texas Motion Picture Alliance is a statewide non-profit industry advocacy organization for film, TV, commercial, online media, and video game creators. We have led the charge for increased and improved production rebate incentives legislation to grow the creative industries in Texas and keep us competitive with other states. TXMPA is proud to educate the general public on the history of the media industry in Texas and support a strong community of industry professionals.

Greg Abbott

Governor of Texas


Michael V. Abcarian

Managing partner, Dallas office of Fisher & Phillips

Samuel J. Abrams

Professor, Sarah Lawrence College

Cathie Adams

President of the Texas Eagle Forum

Michael Adams

Interim Dean, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University


Steve Adler

Mayor of Austin

David Alameel

2014 Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate

Bethany Albertson

Assistant professor of government at UT-Austin

Andres Alcantar

Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission


Tom Aldred

Director of research and policy, Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

Julian Alvarez

President of Rio Grande Valley Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Emily Amanatullah

Assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin


Rafael Anchia

State representative, D-Dallas

April Ancira, Texas Automobile Dealers Association

April Ancira is Vice President of Ancira Auto Group and the Legislative Chair of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association.

Carl Anderson

Energy industry employee

Nick Anderson

Editorial cartoonist


Rodney Anderson

State representative, HD-105

Jean Andrews

Professor emeritus

Susie Angel

Editor and researcher, Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

Keith K. Annis

Executive director of the Texas chapter of the Population Media Center


David Anthony

CEO of Raise Your Hand Texas

Howard "Scot" Arey

Chair, Texas Solar Energy Society

Jodey Arrington

U.S. Representative, 19th district, Texas

Patricia Arvanitis

Executive director, Leadership ISD


Manuel Avila Jr.

President, Escareño Construction

Jimmie Don Aycock

State representative, R-Killeen

Ken Baake

Associate professor at Texas Tech University


Keith Babberney

Master arborist

Ann Baddour

Project director, Texas Appleseed

Geoff Bailey

Former state House candidate

Brent Baker

Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Weatherford College


M. Katherine Banks

Vice chancellor and dean of engineering at Texas A&M University

Tom Banning

CEO of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians

Michael Barba

Policy analyst, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Katherine Barillas

Director of child welfare policy, One Voice Texas


Ann Barnes

Chief medical officer, Legacy Community Health

Mike Baselice

President and CEO of Baselice & Associates

Phineas Baxandall

Senior policy analyst at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group


Chase Bearden

Director of advocacy, Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

Chase Bearden, Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

Chase Bearden is the director of advocacy for the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

Brandon Beck

Appellate attorney

Glenn Beck

TV and radio host


Ann Beeson

Executive director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities

Jill Bellinger

Research associate, Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health

Karen Bell

British Consul General, Houston


Richard Berman

President, Berman and Co.

Selisse Berry

CEO and founder, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates

Thomas Berry

Stanford Law School student


Paul Bettencourt

State senator, R-Houston

Anya Bidwell

Attorney, Institute for Justice

Sarah Bird

Sarah Bird is a Texas writer.

Brian Birdwell

State senator, R-Granbury


David Blackmon

Business consultant

César Blanco

State Representative, District 76

Joshua Blank

Manager of polling and research at the Texas Politics Project

Michael Bloom

Manager of the Sustainability Practice for R. G. Miller Engineers, Inc.


Clay Boatright

Chairman, Texas IDD System Redesign Advisory Committee at HHSC

C. Barton Bollfrass

CEO of Fathom Academy

Rod Bordelon

Commissioner of workers' compensation

Dennis Borel

Executive director of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities


Thomas Bostick

SVP, environment sector, Intrexon

Glen D. Bottoms

Executive director of the American Conservative Center for Public Transportation

Vanessa Bouché

Assistant professor of political science, Texas Christian University


Jim Bradbury

Environmental lawyer

Dan Branch

State representative, R-Dallas

Ike Brannon

Senior fellow, the Cato Institute

Patrick Bresette

Executive director, Children’s Defense Fund-Texas.


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