Top Public Affairs Insights from Texas Tribune Festival 2014


Last weekend, political leaders including Dan Patrick, Leticia Van de Putte, and the Republican and Democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor, spoke at the Texas Tribune Festival—a three-day event focused on issues that affect Texans. Pierpont team members Nancy Sims, Travis Lawson and David Gonzalez, who specialize in public affairs and government relations, attended the festival to stay current on key insights and emerging trends, interact in policy discussions and network with political leaders.

The Texas Tribune Festival included keynote sessions and multiple tracks focusing on energy, health care, transportation, immigration, government, public and higher education, justice and environment. Pierpont’s team partners with a variety of clients in this space, including energy and power, health care, public sector and more and attended the festival to gain insight and knowledge to develop stronger programs for our clients.

Interested in attending next year’s festival? Senior Vice President and leader of Pierpont’s public affairs practice, Nancy Sims, shared her experiences from the weekend in her post, “Texas Tribune Festival – Nerd Nirvana.” As Nancy put it, “The very best part of the event was spending time with other people who work in or enjoy politics as much as we do and sharing insights and analysis of the various panels and policy discussions.”

Did you attend this year’s festival? What were your biggest takeaways?

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Photo: What Mexican Energy Reform Means for Texas panel, Texas Tribune Festival


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