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9/14/17 | San Antonio Reflections on the New Administration

September 14, 2017
San Antonio, TX

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Member Price: Complimentary
Non-Member Price: $75



A recent NACD survey found that fifty-one percent of companies are now reassessing core assumptions about the impact of new and proposed policies on their strategic growth plans. Given an uncertain regulatory environment, where should boards focus their planning? What are the potential business impacts, both nationally and locally, of corporate tax reform, deregulation, and trade protectionism? Join us as we explore key considerations shaping the boardroom conversation.

Location and Time


KLRN Studios
501 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78215

5:00pm - 5:45pm  - Check-in and networking

5:45pm - 7:00pm - Program

7:00pm - 8:00 pm - Reception

Speaker Spotlight


Rick Casey

Host, Texas Week with Rick Casey

Rick Casey is the host of a weekly news program modestly titled “Texas Week with Rick Casey,” which appears on KLRN, the PBS station of San Antonio. The program delves into local and statewide issues through well-researched interviews and commentaries.

Casey served 24 years as a metro columnist successively for the now-defunct San Antonio Light, the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle. He has edited two city magazines in San Antonio.

Casey attended St. Mary’s University, and has left San Antonio several times but can’t seem to stay away. He has lived in nine cities, served as a reporter and editor for the Seattle Times and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post and other publications.

He has won numerous awards, including the Molly, named after the late Molly Ivins, and, twice, the Associated Press Managing Editors Association award as best general columnist in Texas. He is married to Kristen Winget Casey and has two daughters.

Bob Rivard

Founder and Director, Rivard Report

Robert “Bob” Rivard is the founder and director of the Rivard Report, a nonprofit local news and information site that informs and connects engaged citizens in San Antonio.

The Rivard Report celebrated its fifth year of publication in February and now has 12 fulltime employees and a growing number of freelance contributors. It also serves as a publishing platform for people in the community to share their stories and commentaries.

Rivard is a longtime, award-winning journalist who served as editor of the San Antonio Express-News from 1997 to 2011, and previously worked for Newsweek magazine as its Central America correspondent covering the region’s civil wars in the 1980s and from 1985-89 as its global chief of correspondents.

He is the author of Trail of Feathers: Searching for Philip True, a nonfiction book that chronicles the disappearance and murder of Express-News reporter Philip True in Mexico’s Sierra Madre, and the long fight to win the conviction of True’s killers.

Rivard is married to Monika Maeckle, a writer, naturalist, and communications consultant. They have two sons, Nicolas, a designer and inner city developer, and Alexander, a history, government, and music teacher at Central Catholic High School.

The fast-growing Rivard Report is member-supported. Click here to become a supporting member. Follow the Rivard Report on Twitter at @rivardreport and on the Rivard Report page on Facebook. Follow Robert Rivard at @rivardinsa on Twitter and robertjrivard on Instagram.

Evan Smith

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Texas Tribune

Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” The Tribune's deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website,, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, thirteen national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association. Previously Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.



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