The McAllen Chamber will hold a McATalks on December 1 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom with Margaret Spellings, President & CEO of Texas 2036, a nonprofit organization building long-term, data-driven strategies to secure Texas’ prosperity through our state’s bicentennial and beyond. They offer non-partisan ideas and modern solutions that are grounded in research and data on issues that matter most to all Texans.
Spellings will discuss Texas 2036 policy agenda for this upcoming legislative session. Texas 2036 is currently making its way around the state to inform and engage business leaders about these policies that cover education and workforce, health, broadband, and government performance.
The economic, societal, educational, and health upheavals that have occurred this year have set the stage for an important legislative session – one that could have a multi-decade impact on the state’s trajectory. As an organization that uses data to build civic and political support for long-term solutions, it will ensure that the urgent needs of the crisis do not undermine the long-term investments necessary to ensure that Texas enters its bicentennial as the greatest place to live and work in America.
Spellings has served in the George W. Bush Administration both as Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy in the White House and as U.S. Secretary of Education. She has also been the President of the Bush Presidential Center in Dallas and the CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in addition to running her own successful public policy consulting firm in Washington, DC. She most recently served as the President of the University of North Carolina System. She is a graduate and distinguished alumna of the University of Houston.
There is no charge to attend the Zoom meeting. To register, please click here or contact Gerry Garcia at 956-682-2871.