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Ed Emmett Luncheon

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We, at Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce, are both thrilled and honored to present a Luncheon Event with former Harris County Judge and current Fellow in Energy and Transportation at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, Mr. Ed Emmett.

Mr. Emmett will be sharing with us his thoughts on the current and future state of our region’s Energy and Transportation sectors.  Our region’s ability to meet the needs of these sectors will play an integral role on how we progress moving forward.   This is a tremendous opportunity for all of learn more about this process from a true expert.  We HIGHLY encourage your attendance.

After his Keynote Address, Mr. Emmett will be kind enough to make himself available to take a few questions from our audience so have a question ready in case you have the opportunity!

In the spirit of these type of Luncheon Events, our friends at Sheraton Brookhollow will have a very special buffet of good ol’ down home food items that we are confident that you will enjoy.

Seating and Vendor Booth spaces are limited.  We suggest that you act fast in order to reserve your spot.

Edward M. Emmett is a Fellow in Energy and Transportation at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.  Currently, his research efforts are focused on freight mobility, building a resilient global supply chain and understanding the past, present and future role of highways.  Emmett also leads the team that sponsors the annual Houston Global Freight Summit.

Emmett’s background in transportation policy spans decades.  A member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1979 to 1987, Judge Emmett was chairman of the Committee on Energy, a member of the Transportation Committee, and represented the state on numerous national committees relating to energy and transportation policy.

In 1989, President George H. W. Bush nominated Emmett as a Commissioner at the Interstate Commerce Commission. After being confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate, Judge Emmett served on the commission for three years.

Following his service at the Interstate Commerce Commission, Emmett was president of The National Industrial Transportation League from 1992 until 2003, when he created The Emmett Company, a transportation policy consulting firm.

Emmett has received international recognition for his work in transportation and logistics policy. He was named Transportation Person of the Year by Transportation Clubs International and one of the Top 20 Logistics Professionals by Logistics Forum.

Currently, Emmett has several key roles in the development of transportation policy.  He chairs the Texas Department of Transportation Freight Advisory Committee and is on numerous transportation related advisory boards.

In addition to his role at the Baker Institute, Emmett is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute, where his focus is on emergency preparedness  and response and community resilience.  As Harris County Judge from 2007 until 2019, Judge Emmett was Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for the nation’s third largest county.  His actions in dealing with Hurricane Ike, the floods of Hurricane Harvey and other community disasters garnered national and international recognition.

Emmett attended Bellaire High School. He graduated from Rice University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974 with a Master of Public Affairs degree.

Emmett has received numerous awards and honors, including Distinguished Alumnus of Rice University, the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and the Presidential Call to Service Award.

Harris County Commissioner, Pct. 4, Jack Cagle will be participating in our Program to update us on some the current activities that his Office is currently involved with.

Please see ticket and vendor table options below.  For more information, please contact James Montalbano at 713-861-6735 or events@heightschamber.org

Space is limited for this event.  Please register today! 

Luncheon begins at 12:00; doors open at 11:30