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July 2017 Luncheon
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When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Austin Women's Club
708 San Antonio Street
Austin, Texas  78701
United States
Contact: EWTG

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Wilson Porter photomonthly luncheon - July 26, 2017


Porter Wilson
Executive Director

Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS)

Porter Wilson was appointed the executive director of the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) on June 1, 2015. During his presentation, he will discuss changes made by the 85th Legislature that will directly and indirectly affect your retirement and health benefits.

Under Porter’s guidance, ERS administers programs that provide retirement, deferred compensation, and flexible benefits for more than 225,000 state employees and retirees. ERS is entrusted with an investment portfolio of more than $26 billion and is responsible for managing the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program, which provides health care coverage to more than 500,000 state and higher education employees, retirees, and their families.

Porter most recently served as associate vice chancellor for governmental relations for the Texas Tech University System. He has spent most of his career, from 1996 to 2014, serving as Chief of Staff for Texas State Senator Robert Duncan. In that role, Porter worked closely with ERS on legislation related to state employee benefits, demonstrating a strong commitment to ERS members and retirees, as well as keen knowledge of state government, benefits, and budgets. Before leading Duncan’s Senate staff, Porter was his legislative assistant when he served in the Texas House of Representatives.

In his years in state government, Porter earned the respect of lawmakers, colleagues, and other associates. He has long-term relationships throughout Texas state government and with employee and retiree associations and organizations. He received the Texas Public Employees Association’s Public Service Award for the 83rd Legislative Session and was named the Department of Public Safety Officers Association’s Legislative Staffer of the Year for both the 82nd and 83rd sessions.

Porter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.

The luncheon is held at the Austin Woman’s Club, 708 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78701 - view map (ample free parking located at the rear of the building at Nueces & 10th Street). Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. The program starts at noon and concludes at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $20 for EWTG members and $25 for guests.  Remember to register early for the luncheon in anticipation of a “full house,” thank you!

Cancellations must be received forty-eight (48) hours prior to the event to receive a refund or for your registration fee to be waived.

You must log in to receive member lunch prices. Online registration will end at 10:00 AM Monday, July 24, 2017.

Submitted By Barbara Chavis
EWTG Program Director

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