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Former Mayor of Houston The Honorable Bill White to keynote National Journal "The Next America: Foundations of Prosperity" in Houston, 9/3/14

Event to Explore the Impact of Changing Demographics on the U.S. Economy

HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As U.S. demographics continue to shift over the next several years, so that there is no longer a majority race, National Journal will travel to Houston, TX, deemed the country's most diverse city*, for a forum on how this shift will impact local economies across the country. On September 3, The Honorable Bill White, Former Mayor of the City of Houston and Senior Advisor and Chairman of Houston Banking at Lazard Freres & Co, will keynote "The Next America: Foundations of Prosperity" leading a wide ranging discussion on minority financial inclusion, wealth building and business ownership.

Confirmed speakers to date include Laura Murillo, President and CEO of Houston's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Juliet Stipeche, President of District VIII of the Houston School District, Donna Cole, President and CEO of Cole Chemical, Steve Murdock, Ph.D., Allyn and Gladys Cline Chair in Sociology and the Director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University, and more. Atlantic Media Editorial Director Ron Brownstein will moderate. The current program and details are included below.

The Next America event will be held at the Hilton Americas Houston (1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST. Registration and refreshments begin at 9:30 a.m.

WHAT: National Journal's "The Next America: Foundations of Prosperity"

WHEN: Wednesday, September 3rd from 9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Hilton Americas Houston, Ballroom J, 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX

WHO: Ronald Brownstein, Editorial Director, Atlantic Media

The Honorable Bill White, Former Mayor, City of Houston, TX; Senior Advisor and Chairman, Houston Banking at Lazard Freres & Co

Tommy Brooks, Senior Relationship Advisor and Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Unity National Bank

Nancy Castillo, Manager, U.S. Financial Diaries, Center for Financial Services Innovation

Donna Cole, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cole Chemical

Steve Murdock, Ph.D., Allyn and Gladys Cline Chair in Sociology; Director, Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, Rice University

Laura Murillo, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Houston's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Sanjay Ramabhadran, President, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston

Juliet Stipeche, President, District VIII, Houston Independent School District

Troi Taylor, President and CEO, Taylor Construction Management

State Representative Scott Turner (R-TX), Former NFL Football Player and small business owner

Twitter Hashtag:#NJNextAmerica

More Information:

This event is hosted by National Journal, and is exclusively underwritten by MasterCard with local support from the Center for Financial Services Innovation, Houston Community College, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Houston Minority Business Development Agency Business Center.

*Kinder Institute for Urban Research & the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas. Houston Region Grows More Racially/Ethnically Diverse, With Small Declines in Segregation. A Joint Report Analyzing Census Data from 1990, 2000, and 2010. Retrieved from:

SOURCE National Journal

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