Texas A&M Football

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Mikado Hinson is entering his 5th season with the Texas A&M football team after joining the Aggies as the team’s Director of Player Development in 2014. The Olathe, Kansas, native comes to College Station after serving on staff with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in Houston since 1998. Hinson served at the University of Houston, where he spent 14 years as the Team Chaplain and Character Development Coach for the Cougar football program. During that time, Hinson was also the Team Chaplain for the Houston Rockets from 2000-08, and served on the FCA National Chaplain’s …

Entrepreneurship Programs at A&M

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Richard H. Lester Ph.D. ‘03  – Dr. Lester holds the titles of Clinical Professor and Executive Director of The McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management, Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. His research interests focus on corporate governance and entrepreneurship. His research has appeared in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice amongst others. Prior to his academic career Richard spent 20+ years in organizations that range from a Fortune 250 conglomerate to a midsized privately …

TexasAgs Radio

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Ryan Brauninger ’12 – Ryan joined TexAgs in August of 2015.  A college baseball player at McNeese State (Class of ’09), he moved to College Station in 2010 to pursue a Master’s in sport management at Texas A&M.  Since receiving his degree, Ryan has been active in the youth sports scene in the Brazos Valley, the state, and region — including a summer stint with USA Baseball.  He is a member of the TexAgs Recruiting team and a baseball analyst.  Each Monday and Thursday, Billy Liucci and Ryan Brauninger share their thoughts and observations on Texas …

Update on Texas Finance

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 Glenn Hegar ’93 – Elected in November 2014, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar serves as Texas’ treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator. Upon taking office, he reorganized the Comptroller’s office for quicker and more effective decision-making, and reduced its size by eliminating some inefficient programs and transferring others that didn’t fit its core missions. Hegar is focused on his agency’s constitutional duties and committed to improving its customer service and transparency. He believes a less-burdensome tax system will foster a better environment for job creation and business expansion, and thus a healthier Texas …

LCRA Update

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 Prior to joining LCRA, Wilson was executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. Under the direction of the Texas Transportation Commission, he managed, directed and implemented TxDOT policies, programs and operating strategies. He also represented TxDOT before the Texas Legislature and other entities. Before joining TxDOT in 2011, Wilson served as senior vice president of Public Affairs and as a corporate officer for Luminant, Texas’ largest electric generation company. In 2007, then-Gov. Rick Perry appointed Wilson as Texas’ 106th Secretary of State. In that position, he was the chief elections officer and the chief international …

The Texas Legislative Session

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Eric Bearse ’93 Eric Bearse is an experienced political professional who served as the lead speechwriter for former Texas Governor Rick Perry for much of the last 17 years, including two campaigns for president and two campaigns for governor. Eric also wrote remarks for the presidential campaign of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. His speechwriting clients also include Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Senator John Cornyn and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. He has written numerous major addresses, including: four gubernatorial inaugural speeches, more than a half dozen state convention speeches, two presidential announcement speeches, a major …