Todd Hunter

Todd A. Hunter was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on August 26, 1953. He attended the University of Kansas (1971-1975) and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (1975-1978). Hunter has practiced law since November 1978 and is currently a partner of Hunter, Barker & Fancher, L.L.P. in Corpus Christi. Todd and his wife, Alexis Taylor Hunter, have...Read more

Harvey Kronberg

Veteran Capitol reporter Harvey Kronberg began his career in Texas politics as a contract writer for the Quorum Report in 1989. The publication was founded in 1983 and is Texas' oldest political insiders newsletter.  Over the years Kronberg established a reputation for analysis and a real world view of the backrooms of Texas politics and government. Former Lt. Gov. and Texas icon Bob Bullock called Kronberg “the Capitol’s most astute observer.” ....Read more

Jenifer Sarver

Jenifer Sarver, Principal, Sarver Strategies Jenifer has nearly two decades of experience in media relations, crisis communications, speechwriting, coalition building, and media and presentation skills training. Her career has spanned the corporate, nonprofit and political worlds, helping clients develop messages that … Read More

Wayne T. Franke

Wayne T. Franke is the owner of MJWT Consulting, a political and marketing company located in Austin. He is also a founding partner in Business Partners, Ltd, a political and business development consulting firm located in Austin.​ Wayne graduated from Central High School in San Angelo, TX in 1968 and from... Read more

Steve Ray

Steve Ray has a strong background in communications, politics, government and economic development.  A well-known author and journalist, Mr. Ray won numerous journalism awards over a 25-year newspaper career, that included stints at the San Antonio Express News, the Corpus Christi Caller Times and other weekly and daily publications. He retired from journalism… Read More

Chuck Rice

Chuck has a B.S. in Political Science (1975) and a Master’s in Public Administration (1982) from Southwest Texas State College (now Texas State University) in San Marcos. He began working on staffs of elected officials of the state legislature in … Read More

Matt Keelen

Matt Keelen, founder and President of the government affairs firm The Keelen Group (TKG), is a widely known and highly regarded lobbyist & political strategist with over twenty years’ experience. He excels in building relationships with key figures while earning a reputation for consistently delivering hard-earned victories...Read more


Jason Ray

Licensed June 1997, Board Certified in Administrative Law, 2005 (recertified in 2010 and 2015) Licensed in United States District Court for the Western District Undergrad education: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (B.A. in Agribusiness, 1992 and B.S. in Economics, 1992). Legal education: Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D. 1996)... Read more

Emily Ramshaw

Emily Ramshaw is editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won a Peabody Award, nine national Edward R. Murrow Awards, IRE’s Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism and eight honors from the Online News Association. Before … Read More

Caroline C. Jones

Caroline C. Jones is Commissioner of the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending. She joined the Department in March 2008, and was appointed Commissioner June 1, 2014. Caroline currently serves as the Board Chair of the American Council of … Read More

Karina Kling

Karina Kling is the Capital Tonight Anchor for Spectrum News. Before that she served as the senior political reporter from 2009 to 2015.  While in Austin, she’s covered four legislative sessions and numerous campaigns. Karina also helped launch Capital Tonight.  She received the 2012 Texas AP Broadcast award...Read more.

Eddie Speed

Personal training from the nation’s most experienced note buyer! Since 1980, W. Eddie Speed has dedicated his professional life to the seller financing and non-performing note industry. Over the years, he has introduced innovative ideas and strategies that have positively … Read More

R.G. Ratcliffe

R.G. Ratcliffe is the political editor of Texas Monthly. He has covered state government, as well as state and national politics since 1983. He also has covered multiple natural disasters, and survived a 7.5 earthquake in Mexico while reporting on … Read More

Garnet Coleman

Garnet F. Coleman has served the people of District 147 in the Texas House of Representatives continuously since 1991. Throughout his years of service, Representative Coleman has earned a reputation as a diligent leader in the areas of health care, economic development and education. He is currently the Senior ranking member of the Public Health Committee as well as the Chairman of the County Affairs Committee..Read more

Leonard Smith

For over 30 years, Leonard Smith has successfully represented clients before courts, city councils and commissions, the Texas Legislature, and state agencies. With more than a decade of public service as a city attorney, Leonard has advocated for both private and public... Read more

Ryan Guillen

A 6th generation South Texas rancher, family man, business man, guardsman, and former Ag teacher known for passing more legislation than any other State Representative in the last decade, he's been named "Best Legislator" and "Legislator Of The Year" by nearly a dozen organizations.  Read more

Charles Perry

Charles Perry, a practicing CPA from Lubbock, was elected to the Texas Senate in 2014 after first serving two terms in the Texas House of Representatives. A life-long West Texan, Perry is a conservative fighting for lower taxes, better schools, safer communities, and individual liberties....Read more

Marco Longoria

Marco Longoria advises and counsels clients on a broad range of complex tax issues. His practice focuses on federal, state and local tax planning and tax controversy matters. Marco frequently advises clients on the tax-related aspects of business formations, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and closely-held businesses. He also advises and counsels clients with respect... Read more

Roberta Hudy

Roberta Hudy is one of Equity Trust’s National Brand Ambassadors who helps educate investors about the potential benefits of self-directed investing at Equity Trust Company.  Roberta brings both educational training expertise and understanding of small business ownership in the construction industry, tax advantaged retirement... Read more

David Roberts

I am currently the VP of Sales for JB Lloyd & Associates, a division of US Risk. I have over 25 years in the insurance industry with a specialty in covering distressed assets. My emphasis is in the real estate investor space with coverage provided for vacant, foreclosed and occupied properties as well as coverage for note... Read more

Bob Repass

Bob Repass is a 28-year veteran and expert in the seller finance discounted mortgage and distressed asset industry. Over the course of his career, he has purchased over 40,000 performing and non-performing mortgage loans totaling over $2 billion dollars … Read More

Mitch Stephen

Mitch Stephen has been a self-employed RE investor for 20+ years. His real estate investing career started at the age of 23 when he read “Nothing Down” by Robert Allen... Read more

Glenn Lee

J. Glenn Lee is owner of Texas Funding Corporation, a mortgage investment firm based in Houston, Texas.  Through this and other entities he specializes in mortgage note purchases, hard money loans and investment in various types of Real Estate.  Considering that he purchased his first house at the age of 17 he has 47 years of experience in real estate related business.   He has a BS degree in business from the University of... Read more

John C. Fleming

Mr. Fleming practices in the area of banking, mortgage banking, financial services, regulatory and administrative law, commercial litigation, and arbitration. His clients include banks, thrift institutions, mortgage banks, life insurance companies, investment advisers, and securities firms. Prior to joining Hays & Owens, Mr. Fleming served four years as General Counsel to the Texas Department... Read more