Straight Talk Texas #22: A Conversation With Elaine Mendoza

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Straight Talk Texas – A Conversation With Elaine Mendoza

Today, Texas 2036 President and CEO Margaret Spellings is joined by Elaine Mendoza, President and CEO of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. and a member of the Texas 2036 board of directors.

Elaine founded Conceptual MindWorks, a biotechnology and medical informatics company in 1990 in San Antonio, Texas. Elaine was appointed to the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System by Governor Rick Perry in 2011 and is the first hispanic, male or female, to serve as chair of the board. Most recently she was appointed to the Strike Force by Governor Abbott earlier this year in response to the needs placed on the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elaine is passionate about education and workforce and is currently working on the Prek4SA educational program. Margaret and Elaine will discuss a range of issues important to San Antonio.

What is Straight Talk Texas?

Today, it’s more important than ever for people across Texas to have access to discussions they can trust about challenges facing our state now and in the future. To be the best place to live and work, we need to listen, learn and be aware of what is on the minds of Texas leaders, policy experts, educators and health professionals.

If history is any guide, Texas can come back strong from the current challenges we face. It’s up to all of us to work together to make sure that happens. So, take 20 minutes and 36 seconds to listen in as state leaders talk about health care, education, workforce development and government performance. We hope these videos will provide a front-row seat to conversations that will illuminate and help shape the historic decisions currently facing our state.