Upcoming Events

Lunch & Learn
October 22 – 12:00-1:30PM

MD Anderson: Ensuring organizational resiliency through the storms of 2020

Featuring President Peter WT Pisters, M.D., MHCM

MD Anderson is the world-renown cancer center for research and treatment. Dr. Pisters will be sharing his views of the future in medicine and cancer research. 

(This event is presented in webinar format during social distancing)

Dr. Peter Pisters


Our Lunch and Learn program brings together quality business leaders to share their experience and wisdom with the local Houston business community. This signature networking program is held on the fourth Thursday of every month (January through October) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Houston Racquet Club.

  • Lunch and Learn events are open to the public.
  • Pre-event Registration is recommended.
  • Walk-in guests are accepted, but seating is not guaranteed.
  • Each event includes keynote speaker discussing relevant topics.
  • Speakers range from political leaders to CEOs.
  • Receive timely information and data to help run your business.
  • Q&A included at the end of the session to ask specific questions.
  • Great opportunity to entertain clients!

Upcoming Events

Lunch & Learn: Dr. Peter Pisters,
President of MD Anderson
October 22
Location TBD

We are pleased to have welcomed the following guest speakers that have provided informative, educational, and entertaining presentations at our Lunch and Learn events.


Mr. James Olson, former Chief CIA Counterintelligence
July 23, 2020

Mr. Olson will take the audience into the world of espionage as he lived it during his 31-year under cover career. The theme of his presentation will be “Traitors I Have Known,” a discussion of his personal experiences with American spies who betrayed our country for money, ego, or sex. He will also provide an overview of his new book, “To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence.”

Judge Lina Hidalgo
Harris County Judge

Andrew S. Fastow
Former Enron CFO

Chief Art Acevedo
Houston Police Chief

Captain Bill Diehl USCG (Ret.)
President of the Greater Houston Port Bureau

Dr. Michael Riddle 
Riddle Institute of Regenerative Medicine

Doug Dawson
Former University of Texas and NFL Star Lineman

Larry Gregory
Director of the Lone Star Flight Museum

Ron McMillian
Time Warner Cable’s Regional Vice-President of Government Affairs for Texas (Retired)

Bill Fisher
Managing Director, Higginbotham

Jay Steinfield
Founder & CEO of Blinds.com

Judge Ed Emmett
Harris County Judge

David Hebert
Director of Communications & Public Relations for the Houston Airport System

Robert C. Robbins M.D.
President and CEO of Texas Medical Center

Dr. Bill Gilmer
Director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting, University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business

Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, M.D. 
Anderson Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of Aerospace Engineering Graduate Program and SICSA Space Architecture Program, University of Houston

Chad Burke
President and CEO Economic Alliance, EDC for Houston Ship Channel Region

Peter Williamson
Renowned Houston Immigration Lawyer

Hon. Sylvester Turner
Houston Mayor

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale
Entrepreneur and Houston Icon

Dr. John Demartini
Human Behavior Specialist, Educator, Internationally published author and a sought after authority on maximizing human awareness & potential

Daron D. Peschel
Senior Vice President in Charge, Houston Branch Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Joel Staff
Member of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Children’s Hospital. Mr. Staff is a past Chairman and past President of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Children’s Hospital.

Judge Robert A. Eckels
President, Texas Central Railway, a private enterprise seeking to build a high speed rail

Jim Blackburn
prominent Houston Environment Lawyer

Jim Hynes
Managing Director of Rockspring Capital 

Brian Fielkow
owner of Houston based Jetco Delivery

Gary Polland & David Jones
Co-hosts of Houston Public Media’s “Red, White & Blue” Program

Marc Hanson
Executive Director & CEO of the Houston Symphony

Peter Williamson
Renowned Houston Immigration Lawyer

Patrick Jankowski
Resident Economist at the Greater Houston Partnership

Barry Warner
Time Houston Sports Radio Legend


Bob Scott
Founder & President Unemployment Cost Control Specialists, Inc.