Schedule 

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Texan of the Year Reception

6:00-7:00 PM: VIP Reception for Texan of the Year, Major Sponsors, Advisory & Arrangements Committee Members

7:00-8:00 PM: Social Hour

8:00 PM - Presentation of Texan of the Year Award to Charles Duke, Introduction by Former Congressman Lamar Smith

Friday, March 27, 2020

7:30-8:15 AM: Registration & Breakfast

8:15 AM: OPENING SESSION

  • Presiding:  E. Ray Covey - Advisory Committee Chair
  • ​Invocation - Senator Donna Campbell
  • Edmund Kuempel Public Service Scholarship Awards, Presenter:  State Representative John Kuempel

8:30 AM: OPENING ADDRESS
Brig. Gen. Charles Duke, 2020 Texan of the Year

 

8:50 AM - Panel #1: The Role of Science in our Economy

  • Ray Perryman

    Ray Perryman

    Moderator
    • The Perryman Group
    Bio
  • Dr. Kirt Costello

    Dr. Kirt Costello

    Panelist
    • NASA, International Space Station Chief Scientist & Research Integration Office Deputy Manager
    Bio
  • Tom Kowalski

    Tom Kowalski

    Panelist
    • Texas Health and Biosciences Institute, CEO
    Bio
  • Jon Mogford

    Jon Mogford

    Panelist
    • Jon Mogford, Texas A&M University System, Vice Chancellor for Research
    Bio
  • Wayne Roberts

    Wayne Roberts

    Panelist
    • Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, CEO
    Bio

9:50 AM - Panel #2: Future Infrastructure Solutions for Texas

  • Vic Boyer

    Vic Boyer

    Moderator
    • San Antonio Mobility Coalition, Executive Director
    Bio
  • Kelly Hancock

    Sen. Kelly Hancock

    State Senator, Transportation Committee Vice Chair
  • Ray Lopez

    Rep. Ray Lopez

    Panelist
    • State Representative Ray Lopez
    Bio
  • James Bass

    James Bass

    Panelist
    • Texas Department of Transportation, Executive Director
    Bio
  • Holly Reed

    Holly Reed

    Panelist
    • Texas Central, Managing Director, External Affairs
    Bio

10:50 AM - Panel #3: Census 2020: Impacts on Future Elections & Funding

  • Patrick Rose

    Patrick Rose

    Moderator
    • Corridor Title, Former State Representative
    Bio
  • Phil King

    Rep. Phil King

    Panelist
    • State Representative, House Redistricting Committee Chair
    Bio
  • Matthew Dowd

    Matthew Dowd

    Panelist
    • ABC News, Chief Political Analyst
    Bio
  • Ross Ramsey

    Ross Ramsey

    Panelist
    • Texas Tribune, Executive Editor & Co-Founder
    Bio
  • Jerome Garza

    Panelist
    • U.S. Census Bureau, Dallas Region Area Manager

12:20 PM - Featured Panel: The Future of Space Exploration

  • Gerry Griffin

    Gerry Griffin

    Moderator
    • Flight Director for all Apollo missions, Johnson Space Center Former Director
    Bio
  • Charles Duke

    Charles Duke

    Panelist
    • Apollo 16 Lunar Module pilot
    Bio
  • Daniel Brandenstein

    Daniel Brandenstein

    Panelist
    • Former Astronaut, United Space Alliance, Executive Vice President and COO
    Bio
  • Tom Henricks

    Tom Henricks

    Panelist
    • Former Astronaut and Former President of Aviation Week
    Bio

1:00 PM: ADJOURN