Upcoming Breakfasts

    • January 29, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Investing in Women's Leadership

    Deeds Not Words is dedicated to organizing and developing the leadership of young women through an intersectional framework, with a focus on how to make local change today.

    Built on the belief that our stories are needed to address growing inequality, Deeds was created to bring the voices of women to spaces where they are often ignored or excluded. Utilizing the power of their stories, our Changemakers bring their lived experiences into public decision-making spaces, driving change through testimony, advocacy, and engagement.

    Our Changemakers can shift policy and culture, and create a more supportive environment in which women can succeed and thrive, on their own terms. As a Co-Executive Director, Amber works everyday to ensure women are uplifted in every aspect of their lives.

    About our speaker: 

    Amber Davis, Co-Executive Director of Operations, is a proud native Texan, born and raised in Ft. Worth, and resident of Austin since 2013. Amber is a graduate of Texas Christian University, where she pursued a degree in Communication Studies.


    Inspired by her mother’s story and fight for gender equity, she joined the Deeds Not Words team as the Manager of Finance and Operations before her role as Co-Executive Director. Her values of resilience, strength, and courage were instilled in her at a young age, which has carried her through life’s challenges and successes. raised in Ft. Worth, and resident of Austin since 2013. Amber is a graduate of Texas Christian University, where she pursued a degree in Communication Studies.

    And now, as a mother of 2 young daughters, that passion for social justice continues, and it’s just one of the many reasons she is committed to promoting significant, positive change for young women through advocacy powered by compassion. Amber’s dedication is rooted in her role as a mother, where she strives to raise her children in a world where all women are treated and paid equally, have access to affordable quality healthcare, and their ideas and voices aren’t silenced because of their gender. She believes that the most attractive quality in a person is the proper use of there, they’re and their, and has yet to figure out how to fold a fitted sheet.

    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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    • February 05, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Inman's View Of The World

    About Our Speaker:

    Adm. Bobby R. Inman became an adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Austin in 1987. He was appointed a tenured professor holding the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy in August 2001. He served as interim dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs in 2005 and again from January 2009 to March 2010.

    Inman served in the U.S. Navy from November 1951 to July 1982, retiring with the permanent rank of admiral. On active duty he served as director of the National Security Agency and as deputy director of Central Intelligence.

    After retirement from the Navy, he was chairman and CEO of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) in Austin, Texas, for four years and chairman, president and chief executive officer of Westmark Systems Inc., a privately owned electronics industry holding company, for three years. Inman also served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 1987 through 1990.

    Adm. Inman’s primary business activity since 1990 has been investing in startup technology companies, serving as managing director of Gefinor Ventures and Limestone Capital Advisors. He serves as a trustee of the American Assembly and the California Institute of Technology. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

    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

    • February 12, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Providing & Protecting Central Texas Blood Supply 

    The population of Central Texas is booming and blood donations struggle to keep pace. We Are Blood collects blood donations across 10 counties for over 40 hospitals and clinics to ensure patients have the blood transfusions they need to live.

    About Our Speaker:

    Nick Canedo has worked as a capacity builder for nonprofit organizations for over 10 years, currently as the Vice President of Community Engagement at We Are Blood.

    As a nonprofit leader, Nick has served as a development director and major gifts manager for organizations like the international NGO Rainforest Alliance and Texas think-tank the Center for Public Policy Priorities. In his current role at We Are Blood, Nick is responsible for connecting with the Central Texas community and motivating them to donate blood and platelets in order to save lives. 

    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

    • February 19, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    The Future of Classical Music In Austin

    Classical music is the root of all musical genres that make Austin what it is today. In 2020, KMFA will move into a new building in East Austin, which will serve as a classical media hub and unite Austinites across all ages, races, and backgrounds. 

    About Our Speaker:

    President and General Manager Ann Hume Wilson is responsible for overall strategic direction and management of KMFA and directs a team of managers responsible for programming, finance, technical operations, fundraising, marketing, and community relations. She has three decades of previous experience at arts institutions in Austin, Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, and other cities, and holds a master's degree in organizational leadership and ethics from St. Edward's University.

    Ann came to Austin as Associate Director and later Interim Director of the Blanton Museum of Art, overseeing the branding, marketing, and administration of the museum. She has been President & General Manager of KMFA Classical 89.5 since 2012 and is currently overseeing a capital campaign for the construction of the station’s new facility in East Austin.

    Information coming soon! 

    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

    • February 26, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    The Texas Legislature and How Small Business Fares

    Cover priorities of the small business community in Texas going into the 2019 Legislative session, how the small business community fared, and priorities moving forward. I will touch on the 2020 elections and hot topics going into the 2021 session. 

    About Our Speaker:

    Annie Spilman joined the Texas office of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in July 2014 and heads up the organization’s public policy and political programs throughout the state.

    Spilman has over 19 years of legislative experience, both inside and outside the Texas Capitol. She brings valuable experience in government relations, grassroots organizing, fundraising and direct lobbying to NFIB.

    Previously, she worked at IIAT as the governmental affairs manager, where she ran the IIAT political action committee, IMPACT, and shared responsibility in lobbying the Texas Legislature on issues important to independent agents in Texas.

    Spilman began her political career in 2000 as a legislative staffer in the Texas House of Representatives and left in 2006 to begin her lobbying career with attorney Steve Bresnen. Throughout the years, she has also found time to work on political campaigns in the state.

    She’s a proud 6th generation Texas woman who has a passion for helping others find a voice and protecting small business in Texas. Spilman is a graduate of Texas State University.

    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

    • February 26, 2020
    • 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    Empire of the Summer Moon

    by S. C. Gwynne

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

    About the book:

    In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.

    S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.

    S. C. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told. Empire of the Summer Moon announces him as a major new writer of American history.

    8:45 - 9:30 upstairs on the 7th floor after Breakfast


    • March 04, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    Project Connect

    Project Connect is Capital Metro's vision for a more reliable, more equitable and more connected public transportation system. Whether you take transit or not, Project Connect can improve your commute!

    About Our Speaker: 

    Randy Clarke currently serves as the President and CEO of Capital Metro, the public transit provider for Austin, Texas and its nearby communities. Prior to his current role, Randy held key leadership positions in public transportation in both Boston and Washington, D.C., and he earned his Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Southern Maine.

    Under Randy’s leadership at Capital Metro, transit ridership has been on the rise following the 2018 redesign of its bus network, along with multi- million dollar investments to the system and a renewed focus on improving customer experience. Randy sees the operation through the eyes of his customer by using the service every day, giving him insight that’s fueled his challenge to “do more” in providing quality transportation options to the growing region.

    When away from the office, Randy enjoys traveling and competitive running with his wife Kimberley, who he met, as fate would have it, while riding a train.


    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

    • March 18, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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    To Worry or Not to Worry: Discussing Elections

    de Beauvoir will be discussing with MBC voting in Texas, including access to voting, and feedback on the primary.

    About Our Speaker: 

    County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir has always been inspired by public service. Her interest led her to obtain a Master’s Degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and ultimately to run for public office. Since her election as County Clerk in 1986, Dana has devoted herself to bringing high ethical standards, effective and cost efficient management practices, the benefits of new technology, and high quality customer service to the office of the County Clerk. The Clerk’s Office has a wide range of responsibilities including the conduct of elections; the filing and preservation of real property records; and the management of civil, probate, and misdemeanor court documents.

    Dana’s commitment to excellence in government has received nationwide acclaim. In 2009, Dana was named Public Official of the Year by the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC). The National Association of Election Officials (Election Center) also awarded Dana with the 2009 Minute Man Award for developing an effective security practice that is effective, inexpensive, and easy for election officials to adopt. In 2005, she was the national recipient of the Election Center’s Best Practices Award for her work in using risk analysis to implement security measures for electronic voting systems. Travis County is also recognized across the country for its groundbreaking early voting program that is centered on customer-friendly polling locations in high-traffic retail locations.

    Dana serves as a Texas Representative on the federal Election Commission Assistance Standards Board and on the Board of Directors and as the Election Committee Chair for the National Association of County Recorders, Elections Officials, and Clerks.

    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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