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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

Media Mention April 20, 2013

The Link Between Rainforests and Texas, by Niyanta Spelman (MPAff '94)

Special to the Austin American Statesman.

Niyanta Spelman (MPAff '94) is executive director of Rainforest Partnership. Based in Austin, Rainforest Partnership started in December 2007 and currently works in Ecuador and Peru, working with rain forest communities in

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Media Mention April 19, 2013

Leo Gomez (MPAff '89) Selected Brooks Development Authority President & CEO

(SAN ANTONIO) – The Board of Directors of the Brooks Development Authority (BDA), the
organization responsible for the management and continued redevelopment of Brooks City-
Base, has selected Leo Gomez to serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Gomez was

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Media Mention March 25, 2013

An Outpouring of Thanks for Outgoing USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan (MPAff '87)

Washington, D.C. – More than 100 food and farm leaders, CEOs, actors, chefs, pediatricians, authors, environmentalists and public interest groups sent a heartfelt letter today to

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News March 22, 2013

State Representative Gene Wu on Running for Office and the Greatest Policy Challenges Facing Texas Today

We asked Freshman State Representative Gene Wu to share his thoughts on the greatest policy challenges facing Texas and the U.S. and his inspiration for running for office in this alumni spotlight Q&A.

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Media Mention February 19, 2013
News February 15, 2013

Bob Campbell (MPAff ’73) to Receive 2012 Distinguished Public Service Award

Alumnus Robert N. Campbell, III (MPAff '73) awarded the Lyndon Johnson School of Public Affairs Alumni Association's Distinguished Public Service Award.

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Media Mention February 8, 2013

The Honorable Ed Emmett (MPAff '74) Named Chair of Newly Formed Freight Advisory Committee

Recognizing the important role freight plays in our state, the Texas Transportation Commission recently established its first Freight Advisory Committee. The panel of experts will serve as a forum for agency transportation decisions affecting freight mobility. The group, led by Harris County

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Media Mention December 22, 2012
News December 18, 2012

Three LBJ School Alumni Featured in Forbes '30 Under 30'

Three 2010 LBJ School graduates have been named to the Forbes 2012 "30 Under 30" list: Greg Pardo and Martha Bloem for "30 Under 30: Law and Policy" and Melissa Lott  for "30 Under 30: Energy".

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Media Mention December 17, 2012