Join the Texas Lyceum for our 2022 Public Conference hosted in 
Frisco, Texas 



Thursday, March 31, 2022

6:00 PM

Welcome and Opening Remarks
The Business of Sports in Texas: A Home Run?

Joe Trahan, Main Sports Anchor of WFAA

John Easterbrook, Chief Membership Officer of PGA of North America 
Kenneth Hersh, President & CEO of George W. Bush Presidential Center, Part Owner & Board Member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club & Envy Gaming (Esports)
Dan Hunt, President of FC Dallas

Scott Sonju, President of Dallas Jackals Rugby and Neltex Sports

Grand Atrium in The Star

8:30 PM

Salon Dinners

Bottled in Bond Cocktail Parlour & Kitchen
5285 Dallas Pkwy #420, Frisco, TX 75034

Cane Rosso
3685 The Star Blvd #200, Frisco, TX 75034

City Works Eatery & Pour House
3680 The Star Blvd #1300, Frisco, TX 75034

Dee Lincoln Prime
6670 Winning Dr #400, Frisco, TX 75034

Earl's Kitchen + Bar
7401 Windrose Ave. D100, Plano, TX 75024

6655 Winning Dr #605, Frisco, TX 75034

7501 Windrose Ave. D180, Plano, TX 75024

Mi Cocina
6740 Winning Dr Suite 1010, Frisco, TX 75034

Neighborhood Services (In the Omni)
11 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034

North Italia
7501 Windrose Ave. Ste D190, Plano, TX 75024

Sushi Marquee
3625 The Star Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034

7400 Windrose Ave. B130, Plano, TX 75024

The Common Table
6740 Winning Dr #1005, Frisco, TX 75034

10:00 PM 

Hospitality Suite
Omni Frisco Hotel 
Room 1615 

Friday, April 1, 2022

7:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

Omni Frisco Hotel, Wynne Ballroom, 2nd Floor

8:30 AM 


Sarah Jackson '17, President of Texas Lyceum
8:35 AM

Welcome from the Mayor 

Bill Woodard, Mayor Pro Tem of Frisco

8:45 AM

Live News Conference:
Announcement of the 2022 Texas Lyceum Poll Results

Amy Blakely Laine '18, Poll Vice President of Texas Lyceum

Lyceum Pollsters:
Joshua Blank, Ph.D., Research Director of Texas Politics Project
Daron Shaw, Ph.D.'03, Professor at University of Texas at Austin

9:30 AM 

What the Health, Texas?

Dr. Esteban López' 15, Healthcare and Life Sciences Market Lead for the Americas at Google Cloud

Dr. Robert "Bobby" Hillard Jr., CEO of Legacy Community Health
Kelly Rakowski, Group President & COO, Strategic Talent Solutions of AMN Healthcare
Nick Reddy, Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Services of Baylor & Scott White

10:25 AM

Putting Texas Education to the Test

Steve Pickett, Reporter and Anchor of CBS11-DFW

The Hon. Mike Morath, Commissioner of Texas Education Agency 
Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President and CEO of Huston-Tillotson University
The Hon. Margaret Spellings '96, President and CEO of Texas 2036

 11:15 AM 

Texas Lyceum Fellow Presentation

Elizabeth Souder '20, Fellowship Vice President of Texas Lyceum

Rebekah Barfield, Graduate Student &Texas Lyceum Fellow of The Bush School of Government and Public Service of Texas A&M University

12:00 PM 


12:35 PM

Keynote Conversation - Beyond Blue and Red in the Lone Star State

Ross Ramsey '99, Executive Editor & Co-Founder of The Texas Tribune

Karl Rove, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
The Hon. Chris Turner, State Representative of Texas House of Representatives

1:45 PM  CEO Panel: Everything Keeps Getting Bigger in Texas


Lee Cullum, Host of KERA's CEO

Antonio Carrillo, President and CEO of Arcosa
Lorie Medina, Founder and CEO of MedinaUSA and Former Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Frisco
Das Nobel, Founder & CEO of MTX Group
Eric Sudol, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Partnership Sales and Marketing of Dallas Cowboys, President & CEO of ProStar Energy Solution

3:00 PM

Excursions - On the Road Again

National Videogame Museum: The National Videogame Museum offers the opportunity to explore the history of video games and the video game industry and play vintage video games.

VIP Tour of The Star: The Star is the 91-acre campus of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and practice facility in Frisco, Texas. Developed as a first-of-its-kind partnership between the City of Frisco and Frisco ISD, The Star gives fans the opportunity to connect with the Dallas Cowboys in ways they have never imagined.

PGA Frisco: With the unveiling of the new PGA headquarters in Frisco, North Texas is the future of golf. PGA Frisco includes features such as two 18-hole world class courses, a 10-hole short course, a 30-acre practice facility and a 3.5-mile-long paved hike and bike trail.

Ismaili Jamatkhana Mosque: While Texas continues to become more diverse, the state has been the site of several recent antisemitic attacks and violence in places of worship. We will learn about this Islamic denomination and meet a diverse group of faith leaders who have contributed to the decades-long work to build a network of trust and friendship among religions in North Texas. The value of this interfaith work became clear when a synagogue in Colleyville was attacked and the rabbi and several congregants were taken hostage earlier this year. Texas will need this kind of leadership in the years ahead to ensure that everyone can worship freely.

Frisco Arts Tour: Frisco is currently recognized as “The Best Place to Raise an Athlete.” But more than 70% of the community’s high school students are involved in fine arts. Frisco is taking steps to become more well-rounded and known as a destination for the arts. Join this Frisco Arts Tour with Tammy Meinershagen, Frisco Arts Chair to hear the power of the arts to unify and inspire.

5:30 PM

VIP Sponsor Reception

PubCon Meeting Sponsors, Lyceum 50 Members & Annual Bronze, Silver & Gold Sponsors

Training Table in The Star

6:30 PM 

Evening Reception 

Training Table in The Star

7:30 PM

Dinner and Fireside Chat: Traversing the Texas Triangle 

Ollie Chandhok, President & Publisher of Dallas Business Journal

Arcilia Acosta, CEO of CARCON Industries and Construction
J.H. Cullum Clark, Director at Bush Institute - SMU Economic Growth Initiative and co-author of The Texas Triangle: An Emerging Power in the Global Economy 
Dr. Ray Perryman, President & CEO of The Perryman Group

9:30 PM

Hospitality Suite 
Omni Frisco Hotel 
Room 1615 

Saturday, April 2, 2022

10:00 AM

Board Meeting

This is for Texas Lyceum Directors and Alumni only.