Tom Luce to keynote LAT Convention

AUSTIN, Texas — Tom Luce, founder and chairman of Texas 2036, will keynote the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas’ (LAT) 133rd Convention & Expo in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, April 18.


“It is a privilege to welcome Tom to LAT,” said Jimmy Pate, president of the LAT Board of Directors and president of Pate’s Hardware, Inc. “We share his passion for creating enduring leadership for our state and look forward to learning how we can engage in the mission of Texas 2036.”

“Texas stands at the peak of prosperity today and you see that daily in your business,” said Luce, “we need a renewed commitment to thoughtful planning and public investment to ensure Texas remains the nation’s best place to live and to do business.  I look forward to sharing the issues facing our great state and how, together, we can promote economic growth and enhance quality of life for generations to come.”

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Texas 2036 is an independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to enable Texans to make fact-driven decisions through accessible data, long-term strategic policy planning, and statewide engagement to ensure Texans’ well-being and economic prosperity through its bicentennial and beyond.

“Since its inception, LAT members have understood the power of coming together for the greater good both for our industry and for the communities we serve,” said Mireya Zapata, executive vice president of LAT. “We are excited about the work Tom and his team are leading as we share in the vision of Texas 2036, ensuring that Texas is the leading state in which to live and do business in 2036 and beyond.”

Luce was the founding and managing partner of the Hughes and Luce law firm. He was lead attorney on multibillion mergers and litigation and was selected at various points in his career as one of the best attorneys in Dallas, Texas and the U.S. He has a distinguished record of public service both at the state and national level, including his appointment as Assistant Secretary of Education by President George W. Bush.



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