Protecting Your Business: Government Relations and Why Advocacy Matters

Sunday, July 9
George R. Brown Convention Center, Halls A & B
Coca-Cola Main Stage, 2:30pm - 3:15pm

You're busy. Running your business, expanding operations, dealing with staffing challenges, the impact of inflation, and the everyday unexpected issues that come up, you don't have time to be worrying about what the government is doing to you. Collaborating together, the Texas Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association provide you the assurance and protection that at the local, state, and federal levels, you are being fought for and protected. How does that work, how do the TRA and NRA know what you need, and ensure that you have the best regulatory enviornment possible in which to run your business?

Join TRA Chief Public Affairs Officer, Kelsey Erickson Streufert, along with Clark Davis (Director of Investor and Government Relations, Brinker), Christine Ha (Owner & Chef, The Blind Goat), and Matt Walker (Vice President of Government Affairs, NRA) for a behind-the-scenes look at how advocacy works, why it is so important, and the vital role that you play in it.



Kelsey Erickson Streufert, Chief Public Affairs Officer, Texas Restaurant Association
Clark Davis, Director of Investor and Government Relations, Brinker
Matt Walker, Vice President of Government Affairs, National Restaurant Association
Christine Ha, Owner & Chef, The Blind Goat