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Published Friday, March 8, 2024 8:32am

The 58th Annual Texas Legislative Conference is a little less than two weeks away on March 21-22, 2024 at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center. The event includes a Thursday evening reception honoring 2024 Texan of the Year Governor Greg Abbott and a half-day conference on Friday with a variety of timely topics and guest speakers. 

The festivities begin Thursday evening, March 21, with a prestigious reception honoring the Texan of the Year, Governor Greg Abbott. This event provides a unique opportunity for attendees to network with influential figures, enjoy an open bar and hors d'oeuvres, and experience the presentation of the Texan of the Year Award. 

The following day, March 22, features a half-day conference packed with information and subject matter experts. The agenda covers a diverse range of topics, reflecting the challenges and opportunities facing Texas today. This year’s topics and speakers include: 

  1. Opening address by Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, President & CEO, greater:SATX  
  2. Panel: The Supply Chain of Higher Ed in Texas 


  • AJ Rodriguez, Texas 2036, Advisory Committee Vice Chair   


  • Lenora Keas, Executive Vice President & COO, Del Mar College   
  • Mike Meroney, Mike Meroney Consultant, Texas Association of Manufacturers  
  • Mike Reeser, Chancellor, Texas State Technical College   
  • John Zerwas, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, The University of Texas System 
  1. Media Panel: Perspectives on Political Trends 


  • Karina Kling, Anchor, Capital Tonight on Spectrum News 1 Texas  


  • Karen Brooks Harper, Reporter, Texas Tribune 
  • John Moritz, Chief Politics Reporter, Austin American-Statesman 
  1. Panel: The Economic Impact of Grapes & Grains 


  • State Senator Charles Perry, District 28   


  • Chris Brundrett, CEO & Co-Founder, William Chris Wine Company 
  • Steve Ison, Founder & CEO, Rebecca Creek Distillery   
  • Adam Love, CEO & Co-Founder, Epic Western   
  • Chase Leftwich, Co-Founder, TexMalt   
  1. Panel & Lunch: AI Evolution: Shaping Business and Policy in the Digital Era 


  • Rahul Sreenivasan, Policy Advisory, Texas 2036   


  • Representative Giovanni Capriglione, District 98  
  • John Dickson, CEO, Lasithi Security, LLP  

In addition to the insightful panels, the conference includes breakfast and lunch. These moments offer attendees the chance to connect with fellow participants, fostering networking opportunities and discussions on the various topics covered throughout the conference. 

Tickets are available for purchase online. Associate Sponsorships are also available at $425 through Friday, March 15, providing four tickets to the reception and half-day conference, along with sponsor recognition for your businesses. If interested, please contact Alyssa Coker at 

The Texas Legislative Conference is a nonpartisan organization of Texas business and political leaders who meet annually in New Braunfels to focus on public policy issues. For decades this event has been an inspiration to hundreds who gather to hear respected individuals offer their insights and to honor those whose impact has changed the face of business and politics in Texas. 

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