NCPA Economic and Policy Forum & Author Series

Hon. Roger Williams

Former Texas Secretary of State

WHEN: Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 12:00 Noon to 1:15 PM
WHERE: Belo Hall, Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue at Pearl in the Arts District, Dallas, TX 75201.

TOPIC: Economic Development and Opportunities in Texas

There will be a Question and Answer period at the end of Mr. Williams' remarks.

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Roger Williams was sworn in as Texas' 105th Secretary of State on February 8, 2005. As Secretary, Williams' work covered a diverse mandate that included serving as the state's chief elections officer, overseeing business and commercial filings, assisting the Governor on border and Mexican affairs, and helping promote economic development, investment and job creation in Texas.

Secretary Williams' civic activities include serving on the Board of Trustees for the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University where he co-chairs the school's capital fundraising campaign. Williams is a member of the Texas Christian University Board of Trustees, his alma mater. He also serves on the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors.

The Secretary has been a small business owner in Fort Worth and Weatherford, Texas, for 35 years. He is a former professional baseball player with the Atlanta Braves organization and head baseball coach at TCU.

Williams and his wife, Patty, currently reside in Weatherford and have two daughters attending TCU.

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