Inside Bryan/College Station: A Briefing by Community Leaders

June 27, 2018
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 25, 2018: R.S.V.P. here or call (979) 260-5200
For more information, email

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:

Royce Hickman, Community Liaison, B/CS Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Robert Holzweiss, Deputy Director, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Roby Somerford, Station Manager, KAGS TV and Briefing Breakfast Sponsor
Mayor Karl Mooney, City of College Station
Kindra Fry, CEO, Experience Bryan College Station

Dr. Clark Ealy, Superintendent, College Station ISD
Dr. Christie Whitbeck, Superintendent, Bryan ISD

Dr. Matt Rush, Head of School, Allen Academy

Local & County Government:
Mayor Andrew Nelson, City of Bryan
Irma Cauley, Commissioner, Brazos County

Steve Aldrich, Commissioner, Brazos County
Joey Dunn, Deputy City Manager, Community Services, City of Bryan
Jeff Capps, Interim City Manager, City of College Station

Criminal Justice:
Sheriff Chris Kirk, Brazos County Sheriff's Office 
Chief Eric Buske, Bryan Police Dept
Chief Scott McCollum, City of College Station
Chief Mike Ragan, Texas A&M University Police Department

Local, State and Federal Government Update:

Regional Director James Edge, The Office of Bill Flores, District 17

Ariel Traub - The Office of Senator Charles Schwertner - Texas Senate,  District 5 

The Office of Representative Kyle Kacal, Texas House of Representatives, District 12

Julie Porter, District Director, The Office of Representative John Raney, Texas House of Representatives, District 14

Jackie St. Germain, CEO, Rock Prairie Behavioral Health

Jason Jennings, President, Baylor Scott & White Health-College Station Region
Ricardo Diaz, COO, CHI St. Joseph Health System

Mike Wright, Vice President/General Manager KBTX and KWTX

Crystal Dupre, Publisher, The Eagle 
Ben Downs, General Manager, Bryan Broadcasting

Higher Education:

Dr. Mary Hensley, Chancellor of the Blinn College District
Kelly Templin, RELLIS Campus

Economic Development:
Spencer Clements, Atlas Lakewalk
Phillip Ray, TAMU System
Dan Rudge, Executive Director, Metropolitan Planning Organization

Matt Prochaska, President/CEO, Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation

Royce Hickman, Community Liaison, B/CS Chamber of Commerce
Hayden Paul, Chair, Leadership Brazos Alumni Association

Upcoming Events