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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

Media Mention April 25, 2013

Erica Grieder (MPAff '11) on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe:' Lessons America can Learn from Texas

Author Erica Grieder (MPAff '11) talks about the economy growth and success of Texas and her book, Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn From the Strange Genius of Texas.

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Media Mention April 25, 2013

New Brooks Development Authority CEO looking to expand playbook (Leo Gomez, MPAff '89)

Brooks Development Authority has a new leader who believes that the organization has a greater responsibility than simply redeveloping Brooks City-Base.

Leo Gomez, who was named president and CEO of the authority less than two weeks ago, is pursuing a broader strategy for 1,200 acres of

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Media Mention April 20, 2013
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 making a sustainable

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Media Mention April 19, 2013

Leo Gomez (MPAff '89) selected Brooks Development Authority president and CEO

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. Gomez was selected from a field of 402

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Media Mention March 25, 2013

An outpouring of thanks for outgoing USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan (MPAff '87)

More than 100 food and farm leaders, CEOs, actors, chefs, pediatricians, authors, environmentalists and public interest groups sent a heartfelt letter today to Kathleen Merrigan,

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News March 22, 2013

State Rep. Gene Wu on running for office and the greatest policy challenges facing Texas today

We asked freshman State Rep. Gene Wu (MPAff '04) 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) was 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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