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Texas State Rep. Celia Israel (Austin) with El Paso in Austin planning committee members at her January 2017 speaking event

El Paso in Austin recently launched a new series of panel presentations on leadership, business, and policy.  Speakers have included a conversation on the legislature with El Paso native State Rep. Celia Isreal (Austin), and a panel on women and entrepreneurship with Trailblazer winner Cynthia Rubio (CEO, Radiant RFID),  Alexis Adauto Ferguson (Consultant, Alexis Ferguson Independent Rep Rodan + Fields), Barbra Boeta (Program Director, Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) and moderator state Rep. Mary González.
We also annually welcome well-known El Pasoans as guest keynote speakers four our Scholars Reception scholarship fundraiser.  Past guest speakers have included award-winning author Benjamin Alire Sáenz, U.S. Congressman Beto O'Rourke (El Paso), businessman and University of Texas System Board of Regents Chair Paul Foster, Texas Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund A. Paredes, Ph.D, and Texas Tribune co-founder Ross Ramsey. 

Clockwise from top left: Texas State Representative Mary González,

Ross Ramsey (Executive Editor - Texas Tribune), Raymund Paredes (former Commissioner of Higher Education), and Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Poet/Novelist)

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