Texas Politics Speaker Series presents "A Conversation with Bill Hammond, President and CEO of the Texas Association of Business."
Thu, April 5, 2012 • 3:30 PM • GEB 3.312 Dean's Conference Room
The Texas Politics Speaker Series presents "A Conversation with Bill Hammond, President and CEO of the Texas Association of Business." Dr. James Henson, Director of UT's Texas Politics Project, will talk with Bill Hammond about his career in politics and TAB's advocacy of public education and other issues in the state. Mr. Hammond will also take questions from the audience.
The event is free and open to the public; seating will be limited and on a first come, first serve basis.
Bill Hammond is President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Association of Business & Chambers of Commerce (TAB/TABCC), a position he has held since April 1998.
At the helm of TAB, Hammond has worked for policies favoring a pro-business tax and regulatory climate in Texas. His track record includes aggressive pursuit of worker’s compensation reform and building broad-based coalitions to successfully advocate for quality Pre-Kindergarten education, greater transparency and accountability in K-12 public education, and for reforms to the state’s higher education system.
Prior to leading TAB, Hammond served for three years as chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and served four-terms in the Texas House of Representatives during the 1980s.
About the Texas Politics Speaker Series:
The Texas Politics Speaker Series brings to the university campus people from across the political spectrum and from all levels of government to discuss compelling political and policy issues. Speakers and topics are selected to engage students and the public, while providing insight into how the political process works in Texas. The series is produced by the Texas Politics Project in conjunction with the Department of Government and the College of Liberal Arts, and is open to the public. All events are recorded, and attendance implies consent to be included in recordings.