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Speakers

Jose Beceiro – Senior Director, Global Energy 2.0, The Greater Houston Partnership; HTXelerator Board Member

Chris Bell – Former Member of U.S. House of  Representative from Texas 25th District (2003 – 2004); Former Member of the Houston City Council from the at-large (1997 – 2002)

Ellen Cohen – Former Texas State Representative from District 134 (2007 – 2011); Former Member of the Houston City Council from District C (2012 – 2020)

 

Micheal Conklin – Manager of Economic Development & E-Mobility, CenterPoint Energy

Marc Eichenbaum – Special Assistant to the Mayor for Homeless Initiatives, City of Houston

 

Robert Fiederlein – Chief Financial Officer, Urban Partnerships Community Development Corporation (UP CDC)

 

Yvonne Forrest – Director of Water, City of Houston

Juliana Garaizar – Head of Houston Incubator; VP, Innovation at Greentown Labs

Jim Granato – Executive Director, Hobby School of Public Affairs

Carol Haddock – Director of Public Works, City of Houston

 

Dr. Debbie Harwell – Professor of History, University of Houston

 

Mark Jones – Professor Political Science, Rice University

 

Dr. Stephen Klineberg – Founding Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research; Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Rice University

 

Ryan LeVasseur – Managing Director of Direct Real Estate, Rice Management Company

R.W. McKinney – Houston Historian, Mister McKinney's Houston History Bus

 

Maria Del Pilar Montes – Director of Boards and Commissions, Harris County

Belinda Null – Chief of Criminal Investigations Command, Houston Police Department

Alexander Obregon – Chief Operating Officer & Deputy City Controller, City of Houston

Anise Parker – Former Mayor of Houston

Eliza Paul – District Engineer, Texas Department of Transportation

Samuel Peña – Fire Chief, Houston Fire Department

Sanjay Ramabhadran – Board of Directors, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

David Robinson – Member of the Houston City Council At-large Position 2; Chair of the Transportation, Technology & Infrastructure (TTI) Committee

Mustafa Tameez – CEO & Founder, Outreach Strategists

Margaret Wallace – Director of Planning & Development Department, City of Houston

Stephen Williams – Director of Health Department, City of Houston