2013 LET'S TALK!™ Topics

“Wisdom Begins in Wonder” - Socrates


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Each year renowned guests are invited to attend LET'S TALK!™

to speak about a topic that they are an expert on.

Topics vary from year to year but all are unique and creative.


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 2013 LET'S TALK!™ Conversation Leaders and Topics


Topic Discussion Leader Description

1. From the Pig Skin to the Pit

Earl Campbell Former NFL Running Back President, Earl Campbell Meat Products, Inc.
2. Combating Terrorism at Home and Abroad


Major General "Spider" Marks

Former Intelligence OfficerCEO, InVisM
3. The Right to a Trial by Jury


Chris Tritico '83



Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

Partner, Tritico Rainey, PLLC

4. Rising to the Top in Texas


Paul Kruse


CEO and President, Blue Bell Creameries


5. The Woodlands Land Boom


Alex Sutton


Co-President, The Woodlands Development Company

6. Bankruptcy of Our Nation



Jerry Robinson


Economist columnist and Author of the best-selling book, Bankruptcy of our Nation

7. In Search of the Perfect Storm


Jason Doss '04

Chase Team Member, SevereStudios.com and Gis Systems Analyst, Encana Oil and Gas


8. Cooking Up Donations for Charity


Austin Hanson and Belinda Hillhouse


Authors of "Green Beans and Guacamole"

Green Beans and GuacamoleCookbook

9. A Texas Tradition Done Well


Tom and Linda Perini


Owners of Perini Ranch Steakhouse


10. Through Their Eyes: A Survivors Story


Lili Gordon

Youngest Holocaust Survivor


11. Success in Business and Life in Challenging Economic Times



Bob Rod '65

First Vice President and Financial Broker, Raymond James and Associates

12. Traveling the Backroads


Bob Phillips


Texas Country Reporter


13. Survival Savvy


Lisa Bedford


Doomsday Prepper and Author of Survival Mom


14. Fueling the Future


Faruk Yildiz




SHSU Associate Professor, Industrial Technology, Department of Agricultural and Industrial Sciences
15. Capturing Justice


Jean Bodon



SHSU Professor and Chair, Department of Mass Communication

97-year-old Laszlo Csatary: Most wanted Nazi War Criminal Arrested in Budapest

16. A Singular Strength


Linda White '90, '94


SHSU Retired Adjunct Professor


17. Making More Than A Wish


Tommy Austin '75


Founder, Make A Wish Foundation®

For more information, visit:Make A Wish Foundation

18. Modern Day Slaves


Ron Hickman


Constable, Harris County Precinct 4

Harris County law enforcement honored for fighting human trafficking

19. Applying Science to the Paranormal

Jon Strohbehn

Director, Houston Ghost Town Paranormal Investigations


20. Healthcare Delivery:  "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly"

Joel Allison


President and CEO, Baylor Health Care Systems

21. PRIVACY IS GONE: Trends in Technology Security

Charles "Chuck" Andrews '85


Director of Security, First Data Corp Tele-Check and Regional Vice President, ASIS

22. Social Media for Businesses

Fred Campos

President, Fun City Social Media, LLC


23. Brewing Up A Dream


Dave Fougeron


President, Southern Star Brewing Company



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