Friday, May 31, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Joe B. Hogsett Theater
901 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Come hear our expert panel talk about transforming the workforce of Texas and the Nation by combining the best of industry and public policy. Complimentary lunch will be provided, so please RSVP!
Our panelists include:
- The Honorable Ron Simmons, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Texas Public Policy Foundation
Ron Simmons served as the State Representative for House District 65 in Denton County from January 2013 to January 2019. In his three terms in office, Representative Simmons proved to be a leader in policy areas such as transportation, disability rights, first amendment protections, and tax reduction. In the 85th Legislative Session, Rep. Simmons was appointed to the House Committee on Transportation, the House Committee on Appropriations, and the House Committee on Local and Consent Calendars. He also served on the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute Board of Directors.
Ron Simmons is the son of two Arkansas public school teachers. He and his wife of 37 years, Lisa, have three adult children and two grandsons. Ron is a distinguished alumnus of Dallas Baptist University and the co-founder and Chairman of Retirement Advisors of America (RAA) a $2.5 billion investment services firm. He and Lisa are active members at Prestonwood Church in Plano.
- Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Virginia Foxx is a grandmother, former small business owner, state legislator and life-long educator. Her leadership is driven by real-world experiences growing up, raising a family, working hard and living in North Carolina. Virginia is best known for her strong conservative ideals and sticking to her principles.
First elected in 2005, Virginia Foxx is one of the hardest working people on Capitol Hill. In 2017 she became Chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. This leadership position gave her a new conduit to channel her life’s experience in education and her passion for limited government and accountability towards real solutions that help Americans from all walks of life.
Virginia and her husband Tom reside in the Grandfather Mountain Community in Watauga County along with their daughter and two grandchildren.