Title Sponsors

Welcoming Remarks:

Glen Brewer
President/CEO, B/CS Chamber of Commerce

Mayor John Nichols
City of College Station

Jason Cornelius
B/CS Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, Frost Bank

Ben Downs
Bryan Broadcasting

Session I:

Natalie Ruiz
Director of Economic Development, City of College Station

Joey Dunn
Deputy City Manager, City of Bryan

Dr. Susan Ballabina
Vice President For Academic And Strategic Partnerships

Session II:

Dr. Andrew Rettenmaier
Executive Associate Director, Private Enterprise Research Center

Dan Rudge
Executive Director, Metropolitan Planning Organization

Katherine Kleemann
Owner, Spherion Staffing & Recruiting

Session III:

Dr. Luis Ribera
Program Director, Texas A&M Agriculture & Food Policy Center

William “Bill” Flores
Vice-Chairman, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

Col. Michael Fossum (Ret.)
Chief Operating Officer, Texas A&M University at Galveston

Keynote Presentation:

Dr. James Gaines
Former Chief Economist, Texas Real Estate Research Center, Texas A&M University