Upcoming events

    • 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 20, 2019
    • 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
    • The University of Texas Club - 2108 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78705

    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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

    About the book:

    From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class

    Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

    The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.

    But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.

    A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

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

    • 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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    Essentials of Effective Leadership

    The challenges for effective leaders have deepened in recent years. How do understand these challenges, and how can we leverage our skills to inspire, unite and lead people effectively? Jeremi will present the latest research on this topic.

    About Our Speaker:

    Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a Professor in the Department of History and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Jeremi is the author and editor of nine books on leadership, history, and politics. His most recent book, published in September 2017, is The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office. Jeremi also publishes in major newspapers and magazines across Texas and the United States, and he frequently appears on state and national radio and TV news shows. He is a popular public lecturer and an award-winning teacher. Jeremi is most proud of his family. He has two early teen-age children in Austin schools, and his wife is the City Councilperson for Austin District 10: Dr. Alison Alter.

    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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September 11, 2019 Dr. Spencer Wells, Insitome
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August 28, 2019 Joy Stoddard, Whole Planet Foundation
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August 14, 2019 Andrew Dobbs, Texas Campaign for the Environment
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July 31, 2019 Greg Anderson, Austin Habitat for Humanity
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May 29, 2019 Networking & Member Engagement Day
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May 15, 2019 Robert "Bobby" Epstein, Circuit of the Americas
May 08, 2019 Joel Baker, Austin Fire Chief
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April 24, 2019 Adrian Farrell, Consul General of Ireland in Texas
April 17, 2019 Pam Jupe, San Juan Diego High School
April 10, 2019 Terri Burke, ACLU of Texas
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March 27, 2019 John Hunewell, Celltex
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August 29, 2018 Rosie Newberry, KXAN meteorologist
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August 30, 2017 Dr. Lila Valencia, Texas Demographic Center
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