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NACD Texas TriCities Chapter Announces September 2013 Programs in Austin, Houston and San Antonio

August 29, 2013

HOUSTON, TX — August 29, 2013  — The National Association of Corporate Directors Texas TriCities Chapter kicks off its 2013-2014 program season in September.

The season begins in Houston on September 13, 2013 as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Vice Chairman, Thomas M. Hoenig, speaks with local directors and takes a hard look at the new economy five years after the crash.  “My perspective is one of economic incentives, the important role they played leading up to the crisis, and how they continue to affect events, making a fuller recovery more difficult to achieve. I will discuss the challenges of monetary policy and supervisory policy in this new economy," states Mr. Hoenig.

Michael Hofmann, director, Calpine, will moderate the audience Q&A for this program.  He mentions, “We are very fortunate to have Tom with us to put this environment into proper context and share his unique perspective as one of the longest serving members of the Federal Open Market Committee and leading bank supervisor.”

Chapter members will hear from an entrepreneurial panel in Austin onSeptember 20, 2013 at the historic Driskill Hotel, as they discuss best practices and challenges for start-up company boards. The interactive program will be moderated by Dave Hood, Chief Executive Officer of Troux, director of Boundless Network and the Entrepreneurs Foundation.  Panelists Joe Cunningham, Founding Partner and Managing Director, Sante Ventures, and Joel Trammel, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Lone Rock Technology Group and Chairman of Austin Technology Council, will weigh in with their insights and extensive experience as early stage directors and executives.

The Chapter will end September programs in San Antonio on September 27, 2013 with a conversation with one of our country’s most prominent CEOs, Major General Joe Robles, USAA, a leader who challenges employees and board members alike to work with a deep sense of purpose, integrity and honor. General Robles and moderator, Joe McKinney, director, Broadway Bank, Luby’s, and USAA RealCo, will discuss CEO Perspectives on Leadership and the Role of the Board

Local directors and boardroom executives will be engaged with quality programs in Austin, Houston and San Antonio throughout the program season.  To learn more about the upcoming Chapter events and to register online, visit

About the NACD Texas TriCities Chapter

The NACD Texas TriCities Chapter was established by National Association of Corporate Directors in 2003 to create a local, cross-industry peer-to-peer director forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the business communities of Houston, Austin and San Antonio. By convening directors and experts to examine leading practices and anticipate developing issues, the Chapter helps participating directors be more effective in the boardroom, add value to their organizations, and foster the positive image of corporations and business organizations through improved corporate governance. The Chapter also provides a grass-roots channel through which members can participate in NACD’s nationwide dialog on corporate and organizational governance practices and principles. To learn about local programs in the Texas TriCities Chapter markets visit


To learn about membership and national programs, visit or to join, contact Kelly Dodd,

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