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A Conversation with Michael Quinn Sullivan, President and CEO of Empower Texans

TribLive: The Texas Tribune Events Series

Michael Quinn Sullivan is president and CEO of Empower Texans, and its premier project, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility.

Texas Monthly has named Sullivan one of the 25 most influential people working in Texas politics. The article dubbed him “the enforcer” for his ability to motivate grassroots voters. The national political magazine “Campaigns & Elections” listed him as one of the state’s most influential political figures.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Sullivan has worked as a reporter for two daily Texas newspapers, and served as press secretary to a Member of Congress. He has also trained conservative and libertarian leaders on effective communications strategies.

He spent five years with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, where he served as vice president, before being tapped to lead Empower Texans.

Sullivan’s commentaries have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the state and nation. He is a frequent guest on talk radio programs, and regularly called upon to address policy and political issues before groups across the country.

Event Details

Thursday, January 12, 2012
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. The conversation will begin promptly at 8 a.m.
The Austin Club
110 E. Ninth Street, Austin, TX 78701 (map)
Questions? or 512-716-8626
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 – 1 p.m.
A reservation is required.


Several times a month, The Texas Tribune hosts a series of conversations featuring prominent elected officials and other newsmakers at the historic Austin Club in downtown Austin. These in-depth discussions are moderated by the Tribune’s CEO and editor-in-chief, Evan Smith. Coffee and pastries are served before the conversation begins, allowing time for our attendees to mingle. A question-and-answer session afterward offers a chance for the audience to interact with our honored guest.

This series of conversations is generously sponsored by AT&T, BP and Christus Health and is supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Special thanks to our promotional sponsor, Deborah Ingersoll of Legislative Solutions.

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