Conversations in Leadership

Each semester, Bush School students have the opportunity to meet prominent public service leaders during informal luncheon conversation sessions. The Bush School's Conversations in Leadership series is a monthly (normally three times a semester) opportunity for Bush School students to discuss various aspects of leadership with visiting leaders from the university and from public and nonprofit agencies. These sessions are organized by Bush School students in coordination with the Public Service Leadership Program staff.

Past speakers have included:

  • Mary Kate Carey, former presidential speechwriter and George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Advisory Board Member
  • James Clapper, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence
  • David Davenport, President & CEO Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
  • J. R. Starch, former U.S. Marine Corps aviator and defense company CEO
  • Jim and Meredith Olson, Bush School faculty, "Our Life in the CIA"
  • Mayor Ben White, College Station, "A Career in Local Government and Nonprofits"
  • Ms. Erika Prochaska and Lorelei St. James, Government Accountability Office (GAO), "My First Six Months at GAO: What It's Really Like"
  • General Hornburg, U.S. Air Force (Retired), "Ethics in Leadership"
  • Dr. Tito Guerrero, Vice President of Diversity, Texas A&M University, "Managing Change"
  • Dr. Deborah Kerr, Bush School faculty, "Ethical Leadership, Performance Management, and My Career in Public Service"
  • Dr. Rod Magee, Independent Management Consultant, "Developing Your Leadership And Professional Capability - Consistent Keys To Success"
  • Mayor Nancy Berry, College Station, "College Station: Looking Back, Moving Forward"
  • Acting Dean Andrew Card, Bush School, "When Perfection Competes with Reality (Managing Expectations): Leadership"

Holly Kasperbauer, Assistant Director
(979) 862-8837