ULI Austin April Breakfast: Federal Spending Opportunities for Austin [IN-PERSON]


2023-04-26T07:30:00 - 2023-04-26T09:00:00

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    Austin Central Library 710 W Cesar Chavez ST Austin, TX 78701-3821 UNITED STATES


    Pricing Members Non-Members
    Private $55.00 $75.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $45.00 $75.00
    Retired $55.00 N/A
    Student $20.00 $20.00
    Under Age 35 $45.00 $75.00
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    When Texas Instruments’ Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958 it sparked a revolution in the field of microelectronics. Texas is again poised to be at the forefront of advanced technology manufacturing. In 2022, the CHIPS Act and Inflation Reduction Act were signed into federal law. The combined $649 billion in new spending will reshape U.S. electric infrastructure, reduce energy consumption, and turbocharge onshore manufacturing of the microchips that have become an integral part of our daily work and lives. ULI Austin’s April breakfast will dive into how these two Acts can be accessed by state and local governments as well as regional businesses. Our panel discussion will also cover the goals and key performance metrics the CHIPS Act and Inflation Reduction Act seek to achieve. Join us for our April breakfast to learn how state, regional, and local leaders will attract new spending to Texas, and how these federal investments could impact the Austin region for decades to come.

    Laura Huffman, Founder and CEO, Civicsol 
    Travis Krogman, Vice President, State & Federal Relations, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
    John Schreck, CEO, Texas Institute for Electronics
    Jeff Williford, Regional Director, Office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn
    Michael Gonzalez, Senior Director, Berkadia

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    Travis Krogman

    Vice President, State & Federal Relations, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

    In 2022, Travis Krogman was welcomed by Austin Chamber as their new Vice President of State and Federal Relations. Travis has recently moved to Austin, TX with his family after spending the past 10 years working in the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Austin Chamber, Travis served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) where he managed her work on the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Through his work in Congress, Travis knows how to build diverse and dynamic coalitions, and how to bring people together to get things done. Travis was born and raised in Maine and went to school at the University of Colorado at Boulder.


    Jeff Williford

    Regional Director, Office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn

    Jeff Williford currently serves as Senator John Cornyn's liaison to state, county, and local governments and community, business, and constituent groups within the 27-county Central Texas region, and monitors issues affecting these entities. He also assists with the planning, staffing, and execution of the Senator’s official travel, events, and appearances within the Central Texas region. Additionally, Jeff manages the annual Service Academy Congressional Nomination process for the Senator's nominations to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.


    John Schreck

    CEO, Texas Institute for Electronics

    John Schreck is the former senior vice president (retired) of DRAM Engineering at Micron Technology and is the newly named CEO of the Texas Institute for Electronics (TIE) — a public-private consortium established to foster and accelerate innovations in advanced packaging, heterogenous integration, and defense applications. Prior to his tenure at Micron, Schreck was a distinguished member of Texas Instruments’ technical staff, co-managing the DRAM design department and Productization Manager of the NOR Flash Department. He holds a bachelor’s in electrical and electronics engineering from UT Austin and a master’s in electrical and electronics engineering from Rice University. 


    Michael Gonzalez


    As a Senior Director of the Austin Office, Michael is responsible for client development, advisory services and execution of transactional assignments within the Austin multifamily marketplace. Joining Berkadia in 2019, Michael brought with him over five years of multifamily and land sales experience totaling just over $850 million in transaction volume. Prior to joining Berkadia, Michael was a Vice President of the Capital Markets Group for JLL and earned his MBA and BBA from Stetson University in DeLand, FL.


    Laura Huffman

    Founder and CEO, Civicsol

    Laura Huffman is a proven expert in strategic development and executive leadership with more than 25 years of experience. She is the founder and president of CivicSol, an Austin-based consultancy focused on workforce development, infrastructure, climate change and economic development. She is also a consultant in change management for the City of Austin’s Interim City Management team where she is focused on the structural and programmatic changes needed to advance the highest priorities of our community. Prior to founding CivicSol, Laura was President and CEO of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, where she was the first female CEO in the Chamber’s history. Laura’s previous experience includes serving as Texas State Director for The Nature Conservancy, Assistant City Manager for the City of Austin and Deputy City Manager of San Marcos. Laura is a native Austine and has four children with her husband Kent.