2021 Legislative Update with Emphasis on Texas A&M Priorities

Kris Heckmann, Treasurer of the TAMU System PAC

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Kris Heckmann,
Partner with Granite Public Affairs and Treasurer of the TAMU System PAC

Kris Heckmann, ’92

Kris Heckmann’s deep capabilities in regulatory and government affairs were developed with more than 12 years working in the legislative and executive branches of Texas state government, in addition to working in private consulting and lobbying practices. He worked for Governor Rick Perry for more than nine years, serving as deputy chief of staff, deputy legislative director, liaison to the Senate, and policy advisor.

Kris’ background in the legislative branch includes serving as the messenger to the Senate for the Texas House, and as a policy analyst and deputy general counsel for the Sunset Advisory Commission.

His private sector experience includes representing corporations, entrepreneurs, municipalities, and land developers as they navigate licensing and regulatory hurdles, while building and maintaining coalitions to help advance their public policy needs. Kris graduated from Texas A&M University in 1992, and earned his law degree from Texas Southern University.