Upcoming Breakfasts

    • October 16, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Women Working Their Entrepreneurial Mojo

    A 2019 SXSW panelist, Tammy Shaklee is an expert on mid-career shifts and redesigns. She will tell us how female entrepreneurs can take advantage of their experience and networks to defy stereotypes and achieve business success.

    About Our Speaker:

    Tammy Shaklee has long been a natural connector, one who thrives in the details and nuances of what motivates people to succeed. Tammy now utilizes those lifelong skills as a leading
    Relationship Expert and President of one of the country’s top certified matchmaking companies, H4M Matchmaking. Before founding H4M in 2012, Tammy’s successful and diverse 20-year career spanned three different industries. Originally a Midwestern farm girl, Tammy started her career as a broadcast journalist before entering politics where she served as a district director for a Texas state senator who went on to become the Ambassador to Sweden.

    After that, she became the CEO of a Texas chapter of the Make-A-Wish foundation.
    As an industry leader, Tammy Shaklee regularly contributes to national publications,
    including O: The Oprah Magazine, Business Insider, Inside Hook, Marie Claire, and more. Shaklee is currently working on the completion of her first book.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

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    • October 23, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Providing More Than A Meal

    Meals on Wheels Central Texas is best known for its signature program. But we also provide home repair, in-home care, assistance with grocery shopping, and many other services all meant to help home-bound older adults maintain their independence.

    About Our Speaker:

    Adam Hauser has been a part of the Meals on Wheels Central Texas (MOWCTX) family for more than 30 years, and is committed to our life-sustaining mission.

    Adam served on the MOWCTX Board and Executive Committee for several years and
    was Board Chair from 2006-2008 and served on the Meals on Wheels Central Texas In-Home Care (formerly HAND) Board since its acquisition by MOWCTX. He’s also a
    longtime Meals on Wheels volunteer; in fact, he began delivering meals in 1988 and still drives a route every Friday.

    Adam has extensive experience in leading a successful team. He served as the Office
    Managing Partner at the Austin office of Husch Blackwell LLP, a national legal firm.
    Prior to that, he was the Managing Partner of Brown McCarroll, LLP, a local law firm.
    Adam served on the Board of Directors of the Austin Chamber of Commerce from 2010-2013 and was General Counsel for the organization in 2010-2011 and Vice-Chair of Membership in 2012. Adam currently serves on the Meals on Wheels Texas Board and the City of Austin's Commission on Seniors. Adam was also a graduate of the 2011 Leadership Austin Essential Class.

    Adam holds a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. in
    English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.

    He’s been married to Rhonda Krivosha Hauser for more than 30 years and has two
    grown children, Micah Hauser and Alana Hauser.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • October 23, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver

    Join fellow MBC members for lively discussions about topical books in a relaxed atmosphere, right after breakfast!

    About the book:

    Barbara Kingsolver’s bestselling novel Pigs in Heaven follows Turtle, a young Native American girl, and and her adoptive mother, Taylor Greer. They have just settled in Tucson, Arizona and are doing their best to overcome  difficult pasts.

    When a lawyer for the Cherokee Nation begins to investigate Taylor's adoption of Turtle, the new life is interrupted before it even begins.

    Pigs in Heaven depicts a clash between family love and tribal law, and weaves together themes of poverty, abandonment, and belonging. Pigs in Heaven is a morally wrenching, gently humorous work of fiction that speaks equally to the head and the heart.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • October 30, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Designing an Inclusive Employment Experience

    Why do employees stay? What makes them leave? Sometimes it’s pay or benefits, but more often it’s due to something less tangible. We’ll look at the core principles of Universal Design—the same philosophy that brought us Siri, clean interfaces, and autocorrect—and translate these into what makes a compelling, inclusive employment experience.

    About Our Speaker:

    Founded in 1994, Peak Performers employs skilled and dedicated people in administrative, professional, accounting, and information technology jobs. Peak recruits for contract, temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire positions in State of Texas and other local government agencies. As part of their nonprofit mission, Peak is setting a new standard of employment for people with disabilities and chronic medical
    conditions.

    Brought in as a digital strategy consultant in 2012, Bree Sarlati, President of Peak Performers, began her tenure helping re-brand the company website and optimize it for search engine performance. Since then, Bree has worked in every part of Peak’s business: payroll, marketing, recruiting, staffing, and office management. Bree joined the leadership team in 2017 and has contributed to explosive growth in existing
    accounts and new service offerings. Under her leadership, Peak’s book of business has grown 40% and has begun offering services in direct hire and executive search. Bree has also led a series of organizational transformations such as a move towards a cloud-based recruiting and HR management software. Bree brings to the organization a diverse, human-focused educational background of sociolinguistics and anthropology and leverages her background of working for nonprofit organizations around the world.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • November 06, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Perspectives on Immigration in America: A Panel Discussion

    Join us for a panel discussion featuring four experts working in immigration today: Julian Aguilar of Texas Tribune, Annie Hartnett of the Sierra Club, John Davidson of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and Andrea Valdez of the Texas Observer. Each will bring their own unique perspective on the state of immigration policy at the Southern border. Join us for what is sure to be a lively and balanced discussion!

    About Our Speakers:

    Andrea Valdez: Andrea Valdez is the editor in chief of the Texas Observer. Previously she served as the editor of WIRED.com and Texas Monthly's website. She wrote the book How to be a Texan: The Manual. She lives in Austin.

    Julian Aguilar: Julian Aguilar reports on politics and border affairs from the Texas-Mexico border. His focuses include immigration reform and enforcement, voter ID, international trade, border security, and the drug trade. His political coverage has included local, legislative and congressional races in Texas, as well as local and national elections in Mexico.

    Annie Hartnett: Annie Hartnett is a writer, activist, volunteer with the Sierra Club Borderlands Team, and Editorial Director of Why Are You Marching, Texas? Previously, she has published essays and op-eds in Salon, the Austin American Statesman, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, among others. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Texas State University

    John Davidson: John Davidson is a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Davidson began his career in journalism, and has worked for a wide variety of publications and media companies. Before joining the Foundation in 2012 as director of the Center for Health Care Policy, he was Executive Editor for Issue Media Group, where he oversaw 19 weekly publications in the U.S. and Canada covering the creative economy, business innovation, and urban development.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • November 13, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    The People's Court

    The Honorable Sylvia Holmes will take us through the Justice of Peace, it's impact on the daily lives of Austinites, and the improvements it's making to to better address Travis County's growing and diverse population.

    About Our Speaker:

    Judge Holmes is originally from East Texas, but moved to Austin as a teenager to attend Noel Grisham Middle School and Round Rock High School.  She obtained a bachelor’s in marketing at the McCombs School of Business here at UT and a law degree in 2006 from the University of Alabama. Sylvia practiced law for over 12 years before being elected to represent southwest Travis County in 2018.  Sylvia and her husband, Sterling, live near Shady Hollow and enjoy barbecuing, touring new home subdivisions, and talking about going fishing.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • November 20, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Leadership in the Private & Public Sector

    Born into a family of leaders, George Prescott Bush will tell us what his background as a corporate lawyer, Navy Reserve Officer, real estate investor, teacher, and now politician has taught him about what it means to be a leader across sectors.

    About Our Speaker:

    George Prescott Bush is a native Texan, born in Houston on April 24, 1976. He was first elected Texas Land Commissioner on Nov. 4, 2014 and was overwhelmingly re-elected on November 6, 2018. He received the second highest vote total of any candidate running statewide.

    As the 28 the Texas Land Commissioner, Bush works to safeguard our Texas coastline as well as ensure Texas veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned. He hosted 100 roundtables, forums and events in 2016 to highlight issues within the Texas veteran community. Since September of 2017, Commissioner Bush and the General Land Office (GLO) have led the state’s housing-related recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey, helping more than 60,000 victims of Hurricane Harvey rebuild their homes and their lives. In addition, he protected private property rights by joining a lawsuit along with Red River ranchers and farmers against the Obama BLM- which was successfully settled in November of 2017. He also oversees
    investments that earn billions of dollars for public education while managing state lands to produce the oil and gas that is helping make America energy-independent. Commissioner Bush is also working to save the Alamo and preserve the Shrine of Texas Liberty for generations to come.

    Commissioner Bush has dedicated his life to public service — working as a public-school teacher after graduating from Rice University, serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and now as the 28th Land Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, the only state agency that makes more money than it spends.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • November 27, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of MBC's members and friends! We'll see you back here on Wednesday, December 4.

    • December 04, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Austin's Unique Strategies to End Homelessness

    Austin has made significant progress addressing youth and veteran homelessness, but more work needs to be done. Mayor Adler will discuss some of the innovative strategies Austin is employing to provide all citizens with a sense of dignity.

    About Our Speaker:

    Steve Adler is Austin’s 52nd Mayor. His top priorities include mobility, affordability and equity for all Austinites. Adler has been elected a Vice President of the National Council of Democratic Mayors, a Trustee of the United States Conference of Mayors, and Chair of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) policy board.

    Mayor Adler has received broad recognition for innovative leadership. Foreign Policy named him a Global reThinker and Living Cities included Mayor Adler on the list of 25 Disruptive Leaders (along with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and author Ta-Nehihi Coates) to mark that organization’s 25th anniversary. The Austin Chronicle readership has named Mayor Adler as Best City Official each year since 2016, and Chronicle critics named Adler Best Drag Mother for his turn as Mother Ginger in Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker and Most Devoted Pen Pal for his Wonder Woman letter. Austin Monthly has also named Mayor Adler “Best Politician” for “fearlessly speaking up for Austinites [and] proving that a little snark goes a long way to support the morale of a community.”

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy

    • December 11, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Why do I have to choose between my child and my church?

    So, what happened when a MamaBear of two LGBTQ children stood up to the non-affirming church? Susan Cottrell, the Founder of FreedHearts, and an acclaimed author and speaker whose TED talk about her journey has more than a million views, will share her powerful, thought-provoking story, and talk about how we can love each other well in these divisive times.

    About Our Speaker:

    Susan Cottrell is the founder of FreedHearts, a ministry for families of LGBTQ individuals, and former vice president of PFLAG Austin. She is a speaker and author, who has been married for twenty-seven years and is the mother of five children, including a queer daughter and a lesbian daughter.

    Agenda:

    6:50am - Coffee & Networking 

    7:10am - Breakfast Buffet

    7:25am - Introductions & Announcements

    7:50am - Speaker Introduction

    8:20am - Q&A

    8:30am - Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Directions and Parking to UT Club

    Breakfast Fees & Policy


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