Inside Bryan/College: A Briefing by Community Leaders

June 28, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
$75 for Members / $85 for Non-Members
The Register deadline is Monday  June 26, 2017: R.S.V.P. here or call (979) 260-5200
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What is Community Leadership Briefing?
Founded in 1995, the Inside Bryan/College Station: A Briefing by Community Leaders (formerly the Community Leadership Briefing) is a program sponsored by the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce. It is designed for new residents, key personnel or management level executives who are either new to the community or have recently increased their responsibilities in a local business or organization. The event is also open to anyone seeking an update on current community issues. 

Why do we need Community Leadership Briefing? 
the Inside Bryan/College Station: A Briefing by Community Leaders provides an overview of current issues and the vast resources and opportunities available in our community and encourages participants to choose an area of interest for active involvement. 

How will this benefit me? 
This program will familiarize you with the many facets of Bryan/College Station. You will have access to business, government and civic leaders, learn of current events affecting our community, and receive information about the interaction between our community entities and more. 

What is the time commitment?
This is a one-day program offering a condensed format of the Leadership Brazos program. Leadership Brazos is a one-day-per-month nine-month program designed to promote and foster the development of community leaders. Topics are presented by key community leaders and include:
Glen Brewer, President & CEO, B/CS Chamber of Commerce
Robert Holzweiss, Deputy Director, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson
College Station Mayor Karl Mooney
Roby Somerford, KAGS TV and Briefing Breakfast Sponsor
Shannon Overby, Convention and Visitors Bureau

Clark Ealy, Superintendent, College Station ISD
Christie Whitbeck, Superintendent, Bryan ISD
Matt Rush, Head of School, Allen Academy

Local & County Government:
Irma Cauley, Commissioner, Brazos County
Kevin Russell, Development Services & Economic Development Director, City of Bryan
Kelly Templin, City Manager, City of College Station

Criminal Justice:
Jim Stewart, Chief Deputy Sheriff, Brazos County
Eric Buske, Chief of Police, City of Bryan
Brandy Norris, Assistant Chief of Police, City or College Station
Mike Ragan, Chief of Police, Texas A&M University Police Department

Local, State and Federal Government Update:
The Office of Congressman Bill Flores, U.S. House of Representatives
Senator Charles Schwertner, Texas Senate
Representative John Raney, Texas House of Representatives
Representative Kyle Kacal, Texas House of Representatives

Geoffrey Christian, Vice President, Hospital Operations, Baylor Scott & White Health-College Station Region
Ricardo Diaz, COO, CHI St. Joseph Health System
Kori Rich, CEO, Physicians Centre
Jackie St. Germain, CEO, Rock Prairie Behavioral Health

Mike Wright, Vice President/General Manager KBTX and KWTX
Kelly Brown, Editor, The Eagle
Ben Downs, General Manager, Bryan Broadcasting

Higher Education:
Texas A&M University
Mary Hensley, President, Blinn College, Brazos County Campuses
Jeff Atkinson, Vista College

Economic Development:
Jonathan Brinsden, CEO at Midway, Century Square
Dan Rudge, Executive Director, Metropolitan Planning Organization

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