President/CEO Margaret Spellings: Taking stock of 2022 accomplishments

Texas 2036 President & CEO Margaret Spellings sent out the following letter on Dec. 15, 2022, to our friends and supporters to recap Texas 2036’s many accomplishments in 2022 and to look ahead to an even greater 2023.

Dear Friends,

This year, thanks to the support of Texans like you, Texas 2036 delivered data and tools to help the state’s leaders and policymakers craft smart solutions to meet the most pressing challenges for a growing, dynamic Texas.

As we look ahead to 2023, here’s a recap of the progress our team has made throughout this year.

To put it simply, none of this great work would be possible without you. Thank you for all the support you’ve given to Texas 2036 this past year.

New Texas 2036 leadership

What’s ahead: Our board will kick off the new year by installing Marc Watts of Houston as Texas 2036’s chairman of the board of directors. The board also passed a resolution thanking Texas 2036 Founder Tom Luce, who is transitioning from chairman to a new role of Founding Chairman. He will continue to serve on the board of directors and several of the organization’s committees.

Our board also added four new members this year:

Eva Guzman, Wright Close & Barger, Houston
James Henry Russell, The Arnold Companies, Texarkana
Virginia Martinez Schaefer, Texas Instruments, Dallas
Joe Straus, La Cima Partners LLC, San Antonio

We are grateful that we can call on their collective experience, service and love of Texas in the coming year.

The future of Texas 2036

Tom Luce’s big idea — Texas must plan now to ensure tremendous opportunities remain for the next generation — remains our North Star and organizing principle.

Your year-end gift will make sure we continue purposefully in that direction and ensure that all Texans have the hard data and expert analysis necessary to tackle the challenges ahead of us on the path to Texas’ bicentennial and beyond.

Thank you,

Margaret Spellings
President & CEO