Please make plans to join us for the 2017 TAM Summer Meeting at Hotel Granduca, 320 S. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746.
Please note that this meeting is open to TAM member companies and invited guests only.
The hotel room block is available under "Texas Association of Manufacturers" with a room rate of $175/night. Please reference Stephanie Simpson as the meeting point of contact . The deadline to register for the meeting and to reserve a hotel room is Friday, August 11, 2017.
PANEL: “Can the Texas Miracle Survive the Tea Party?”
Our meeting will include a 90-minute panel discussion with some of the best political minds in Texas. Moderated by Tony Bennett, this panel will discuss the current political landscape and threats facing the state’s business community.
Deirdre Delisi is a partner in Delisi Communications, a public relations, government and political consulting business. Deirdre previously served as policy and political advisor and Chief of Staff to then-Governor Rick Perry. In May of 2008, Governor Perry appointed Deirdre to serve as Chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission. Texas Monthly named Delisi one of the most powerful Texans in 2005.
Jim Henson teaches in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin and directs the Texas Politics Project, a collection of enterprises designed to encourage informed interest and engagement in Texas politics and government. Henson co-directs, with Daron Shaw, the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, the only open-access, public, statewide survey of public opinion in Texas. He also writes about politics for The Texas Tribune, and is a frequent resource for news media and researchers on Texas politics and government.
David White is a founding partner & Chief Executive Officer of Public Blueprint, a governmental and public affairs consulting firm in Austin. White served as a Senior Policy Advisor for then-Comptroller Susan Combs and Chief of Staff for then-State Representative Wayne Christian. White served as Governor Rick Perry’s political director in his re-election campaign in 2010 and ran Comptroller Hegar’s successful statewide election campaign. White is often metion on Capitol Inside’s “Lobby Power List.”