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.

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Bill Rolley, Texas Capital Bank

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

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Bob Jackson

AARP Texas

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

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

Bruce H. Esterline

Texas Rural Funders Collaborative

Bruce H. Esterline

Texas Rural Funders Collaborative

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. Esteban López

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

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.

Fatih Ay

Harmony Public Schools

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.

Kate Rogers, President

The Holdsworth Center

Katherine Lieberknecht, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at Austin

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.

Mark Kinzly

Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative

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.

Michelle Smith, Ph.D.

Raise Your Hand Texas

Robert Popovian, Pfizer

Robert Popovian, Vice President of U.S. Governmental Relations for Pfizer. The Texas Healthcare & Bioscience Institute (THBI) is the Texas policy voice for healthcare and bioscience and the only provider of statewide resources to its members and the industry.

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.

Wendy Harris, Texas Capital Bank

Wendy Harris is senior vice president and manager of business development at Texas Capital Bank.

Greg Abbott

Governor of Texas

Michael V. Abcarian

Managing partner, Dallas office of Fisher & Phillips

Samuel J. Abrams

Professor, Sarah Lawrence College

Melissa Ackie

Attorney, Littler Mendelson

Cathie Adams

President of the Texas Eagle Forum

Michael Adams

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

Vanessa Adia

Teacher, congressional candidate

Steve Adler

Mayor of Austin

David Alameel

2014 Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate

Joe Albanese

Research fellow, Institute for Free Speech

Bethany Albertson

Assistant professor of government at UT-Austin

Andres Alcantar

Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission

Bill Alcorn

Superitendant, Haskell CISD

Tom Aldred

Director of research and policy, Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute

Kim Alexander

Superintendent, Roscoe ISD

Ofelia Alonso

Student journalist, URGE

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

John Antel

Economist, University of Houston

David Anthony

CEO of Raise Your Hand Texas

Jacob Appel

Physician, attorney and bioethicist

Howard "Scot" Arey

Chair, Texas Solar Energy Society

Nan Aron

President, Alliance for Justice Action Campaign

Jodey Arrington

U.S. Representative, 19th district, Texas

Patricia Arvanitis

Executive director, Leadership ISD

Manuel Avila Jr.

President, Escareño Construction

Jimmie Don Aycock

Former state representative

Ken Baake

Associate professor at Texas Tech University

Keith Babberney

Master arborist

Ann Baddour

Project director, Texas Appleseed

Donna Bahorich

Chair, State Board of Education

Geoff Bailey

Former state House candidate

Brent Baker

Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Weatherford College

John Banczak

Co-founder & executive chairman, TurnKey Vacation Rentals

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

Michael Bates

Global general manager of energy, Intel Corp.

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