STATE OF BUSINESS

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
10:00AM – 2:00PM
DIGITAL EXPERIENCE POWERED BY DHD FILMS

Presenting State Sponsor

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

The YTexas Summit brings together business leaders and top influencers to collaborate, engage and share insights on the future of our growing state. This public event is packed with immersive experiences and meaningful discussions on issues that are central to business in the major regions of Texas.

Attend virtual symposiums focused on the future of Texas with topics such as: 5G technology, smart cities, infrastructure, transportation, Texas ports, workforce development, energy and more.

Join us as we build the largest inter-regional business event our state has ever seen!

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– Registration is a $50.00 suggested donation to YTexas Foundation
– 100% of donations benefit workforce education and workforce initiatives in Texas
– Registration donations are tax deductible
– Includes access to all live and on-demand content

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SUMMIT PARTNERS

LIVESTREAM

Opening Remarks By Presenting State Sponsor Ryan LLC

Why Texas:

A World-Class Community, Commerce And Culture

Brint Ryan

CEO
Ryan LLC

Welcome Announcement

Why a Unified Business Community is vital to the success of Texas

Greg Abbott

Governor
State of Texas

What Defines a Good Corporate Citizen:

An Interview with Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly

Brint Ryan

CEO
Ryan LLC
(Moderator)

Gary Kelly

CEO
Southwest Airlines

The State of Corporate Relocation and Expansion:

Featuring The YTexas Relo Tracker

Adriana Cruz

Executive Director
Office of the Governor

Ed Curtis

CEO
YTexas

COMMUNITY

The Future of Texas:

Regional Collaboration

Adriana Cruz

Executive Director
Office of the Governor
(Moderator)

Dale Petroskey

CEO
Dallas Regional Chamber

Jenna Saucedo-Herrera

CEO
San Antonio Econ Dev Fdn

Susan Davenport

Senior Vice President
Greater Houston Partnership

Laura Huffman

CEO
Austin Chamber

Brandom Gengelbach

CEO
Fort Worth Chamber

COMMERCE

The Future of Sports:

Relocations and Expansions

Darren Woodson

Partner
ESRP
(Moderator)

Darrell Crall

COO
PGA of America

Andy Loughnane

CEO
Austin FC

Ben Ford

Vice President
Perfect Game

Mike Rufail

Chairman
Envy Gaming

The Future of Real Estate

Christine Perez

Editor
D CEO Magazine
(Moderator)

Emmitt Smith

CEO
EJ Smith Enterprises

Craig Hall

CEO
Hall Financial

Robbie Briggs

CEO
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

The Future of Retail:

Featuring Tiff’s Treats

Robert Alvarez

Chief Financial Officer
BigCommerce
(Moderator)

Andy Roddick

Investor
Tiff’s Treats

Tiffany and Leon Chen

Co-Founders
Tiff’s Treats

CULTURE

The Future of Education in Texas – The Texas 60 x 30 Plan:

An Interview with Commissioner of Higher Education in Texas Harrison Keller

Tracye McDaniel

President
TIP Strategies
(Moderator)

Harrison Keller

Commissioner of Higher Education
State of Texas

The Role of Business Leaders in Texas Education:

The Talent Pipeline

CEO Roundtable Sponsored by BGSF

Eddie Reeves

Partner
Vianovo
(Moderator)

Beth Garvey

CEO
BGSF

Fred Perpall

CEO
The Beck Group

Paula Gold-Williams

CEO
CPS Energy

CLOSING REMARKS

YTEXAS FOUNDATION

Dave Scullin

CEO
Communities Foundation of Texas

Ed Curtis

CEO
YTexas

On Demand

The Future of Aerospace:

The Race to Space

Steve Clarke

Division Vice President
Jacobs
(Moderator)

Nicholas Skytland

Deputy Chief, Exploration Technology Office, Johnson Space Center
NASA

Gary Gattis

CEO
Hypergiant Galactic Systems

Eric Salwan

Director of Commercial Business Development
Firefly Aerospace

The Future of Transportation:

Texas High Speed Rail

Tom Montgomery

CEO
Montgomery Advisors
(Moderator)

Carlos Aguilar

CEO
Texas Central

The Future of Transportation:

Texas Airports

Jonathan Massey

Managing Principal
Corgan
(Moderator)

Sean Donohue

CEO
DFW Airport

Jacqueline Yaft

Executive Director
Austin-Bergstrom Airport

Mario Diaz

Executive Director
Houston Airport Systems

The Role of Economic Development Organizations in the Future Economy

Ashley Gossen

Principal
Advanced Economic Development Consulting
(Moderator)

Amy Madison

Executive Director
Pflugerville Economic Development Corporation

Danny Chavez

Senior Vice President
McKinney Economic Development Corporation

Kevin Carter

CEO
Amarillo Economic Development Corporation

Josh Schneuker

Executive Director
Seguin Economic Development Corporation

The Future of Logistics/Supply Chain:

Featuring the Mobility and Innovation Zone at AllianceTexas

Ty Harmon

CEO
2Thedge
(Moderator)

Mike Berry

President
Hillwood

Chad Sparks

Director – Business Development
Bell Helicopter

Robert Sturns

Economic Development Director
City of Fort Worth

The Texas Startup Ecosystem of the Future:

Innovation Zones

Iris Gonzalez

Publisher
San Antonio Startups
(Moderator)

Jennifer Sanders

Executive Director
Dallas Innovation Alliance

Christine Galib

Senior Director, Programs
ION Houston

Jim Perschbach

CEO
Port San Antonio

The Future of Education:

Texas Universities

Wade Allen

CEO
Cendea
(Moderator)

Lesa Roe

Chancellor
UNT

Mitch Jacobson

Executive Director
Austin Technology Incubator – UT Austin

Ross Guieb

Executive Director
Bush Combat Development Complex – Texas A&M

The Future of Education:

Early College High School

Eric Ban

Managing Partner
Dallas County Promise
(Moderator)

Paris Woods

Managing Director
Harris County Promise

Jay McCall

Program Manager – Education
Rainwater Charitable Foundation

Stephanie Vazquez

Chief Program Officer
Alamo Promise

Matthew Ramirez

Promise Director
Tyler Junior College Promise

Texas Networking Organizations: Texas Lyceum

Holly Reed

Partner
Ryan LLC
(Moderator)

Laura Dixon

Director of External Affairs
Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Sanjay Ramabhadran

Principal
VERSA Infrastructure

Castlen Kennedy

VP of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
Apache Corporation

The Future of Energy in Texas:

Oil and Gas

Todd Staples

President
Texas Oil and Gas Association
(Moderator)

Mike Howard

CEO
Howard Energy Partners

Sean Strawbridge

CEO
Port of Corpus Christi

The Future of Energy:

The Power Grid

Joel Trammell

CEO
Texas CEO Magazine
(Moderator)

Paula Gold-Williams

CEO
CPS Energy

The Future of National Defense and Cybersecurity in Texas

Tony Cuculo

Executive Director
National Security Innovation Council
(Moderator)

Michael Crosby

Sergeant Major
Army Futures Command

Guy Walsh

Executive Director
National Security Collaboration Center at UTSA

Florian Aigrain

CEO
Acutronic Group

The Future of Transportation: Uber Elevate

Tom Montgomery

CEO
Montgomery Advisors
(Moderator)

Wyatt Smith

Head of Business Development
Uber Elevate

The Future of Transportation: Vonlane

Tom Montgomery

CEO
Montgomery Advisors
(Moderator)

Alex Danza

CEO
Vonlane

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