Texas 2036 Article

Oct 23, 2020

As you may or may not be aware, I am the Golden Triangle area’s representative on a Statewide committee called Texas 2036.  This committee was formed by Tom Luce, as gift to our great State of Texas.  Our President/CEO is well known is the State of Texas as well, Margaret Spelling. 

 

The committee’s mission in a nutshell, is to be ready to make decisions for our state’s future with data driven resources, which should enhance our success rate in solving Texas problems. 

 

Here is the official Mission Statement of Teas 2036: 

To enable Texans to make policy decisions through accessible data, long-term planning, and statewide engagement.

 

The official Texas 2036 Vision Statement: Texas is the best place to live and work.

 

I was appointed to this board for my background in the refining and petrochemical industries and for my experience in workforce development and training.

 

 

Tom Luce

Founder and Chairman

Informed by decades of public policy experience at the local, state, and national level, Tom Luce founded Texas 2036 amid growing concern that without careful consideration, planning and decision-making for the next generation, the tremendous opportunities Texas offers may not exist for future generations. In addition to Texas 2036, Tom has founded and led numerous other nonprofit organizations, including Just for the Kids, the National Math and Science Initiative, and most recently the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute.  Since beginning his career as a lawyer and founding partner of the Hughes and Luce law firm, Tom’s career has been distinguished by gubernatorial and legislative appointments to major state and national positions, including Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court pro tempore, the Library of Congress Board and as Assistant Secretary of Education where he served alongside Secretary Spellings. 

 

Margaret Spellings

President and CEO

A nationally recognized leader in public policy, Margaret Spellings joined Texas 2036 after serving as president of the 17-institution University of North Carolina System. Spellings’ extensive leadership experience in state and federal government includes service as U.S. Secretary of Education, White House Chief Domestic Policy Advisor, Senior Policy Advisor to then-Governor George W. Bush, and President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Through her work as legislative director and chief committee clerk for the Texas House of Representatives, Spellings’ helped lead bipartisan efforts making her a well-respected leader across the state. 

 

In 2036, Texas turns 200
Are we ready?

For nearly two centuries, Texas has been a place of invention, development, research, incredible growth, and great successes. Yet, our past profitability does not guarantee our future success.

In the year 2036, our state will have a population of approximately 10 million more Texans. This kind of growth provides significant positive possibilities, but poses significant threats to strain our infrastructure, water supplies, schools, health care system, economy, and may create imbalances in our state in the future.

To continue to be the best place to live, work and play for the next generation of Texans, and future generations after them, we will need to come together, from all different parts of the State and from different professions and disciplines, to think strategically to construct the right solutions and paths forward.

 

During the coming months, I will be writing a series of articles on Texas 2036, so stay tuned.

 

 

The Texas 2036 Board of Directors present for this photo session

Pat Avery
President and CEO
Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce
Port Arthur

Ann Barnes
Senior Vice President of Health System Integration
Harris Health System
Houston

Aline Bass Callahan
MBA and MS Candidate
Northwestern University
Dallas

Tracee Bentley
President and CEO
Permian Strategic Partnership
Midland

Tucker Bridwell
President
Mansefeldt Investment
Abilene

Robert N. Campbell III
Founder and CEO
Campbell Global Services LLC
Austin

Abel Castro
Immediate Past Chair of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
Lubbock

Amy Chronis
Houston Managing Partner
Deloitte
Houston

Roberto Coronado
Senior Vice President in Charge
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
El Paso

Tony Cucolo
Co-chair
National Security Innovation Council
Austin

Ed Escudero
CEO
High Desert Capital
El Paso

Shannon Fletcher
Chief of Staff
Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office
Fort Worth

Julieta Garcia
Former President
UT Brownsville; Professor, UT Rio Grande Valley
Brownsville
Andrew Hall
Managing General Partner
Gillco Energy
Amarillo

Yvonne Ho
Partner
Bracewell LLP
Houston

Maynard Holt
CEO
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
Houston

Hunter Hunt
CEO
Hunt Consolidated Energy LLC
Dallas

Wallace B. Jefferson
Partner
Alexander Dubose & Jefferson
Austin

Ron Kirk
Senior of Counsel
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Dallas

Tom Luce
Founder
Texas 2036
Dallas

Cynthia Marshall
CEO
Dallas Mavericks
Dallas

Scott McClelland
President
HEB
Houston

Trent McKnight
Rancher
McKnight Ranch
Throckmorton

Elaine Mendoza
Founder, President, & CEO
Conceptual MindWorks, Inc.
San Antonio

Kyle Miller
Founder and Managing Partner
Silver Hill Energy Holdings LLC
Dallas

Val LaMantia Peisen
COO and Managing Partner
L&F Distributors, LLC
McAllen

Jeanne Phillips
Senior Vice President
Hunt Consolidated Inc.
Dallas

Peter Rodriguez
Dean
Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University
Houston

Matt Rose
Owner
Cross Tie Capital
Fort Worth

Wynn Rosser
President & CEO
T.L.L. Temple Foundation
Lufkin

Sheryl Sculley
Owner, Consultant
26Point2, LLC and former city manager
San Antonio

Nicole Small
CEO
LH Capital, Inc.
Dallas

Sam Susser
President
Susser Holdings II L.P.
Corpus Christi

Marc Watts
President
The Friedkin Group
Houston

Graham Weston
Chairman (Retired)
Rackspace
San Antonio

Zeynep Young
Venture Partner
Next Coast Ventures
Austin

 

Here is a link to our website:  https://texas2036.org/

 

Pat Avery

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