President's Message

The President's Message is emailed regularly to TLTA members.

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2019


May 2019

As I enter my final weeks of service as TLTA’s president and prepare to hand over the gavel to our distinguished colleague, Mike Savas, I find myself thinking about the power of perspective.

Without a doubt I have grown through a transformed perspective after a year deep inside the workings of our industry’s powerful association. I recognized the change earlier this week when I sketched out some preliminary ideas for TLTA’s Year in Review, which I have the honor of delivering at this year’s annual conference and business meeting.
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April 2019

TLTA’s State of the Association report was distributed in March, and I can’t stop thinking about something Leslie Midgley wrote in her introductory letter:  “I am most proud of the fact that we continue successfully navigating change together, as envisioned by the industry leaders who founded our association more than 100 years ago.”
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January 2019

The Texas Legislature is back in session, and I had the pleasure of joining our TLTA legislative team in Austin for the inauguration of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Jan. 15. The Governor’s inaugural ball featured a crowd-rousing performance by George Strait, and when Shelly and I weren’t on the dance floor, we took advantage of opportunities to visit with elected officials, business owners, industry advocates and other leaders from the Texas Capitol community.
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