Confirmed Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Senator Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina


Eddie Aldrete, Senior Vice President, IBC Bank

Rebecca Tallent, former Policy Advisor to House Speaker John Boehner

Putting Security First: A View from the Border

Alfredo Corchado, Dallas Morning News (moderator)

Chief Art Acevedo, Houston Police Department

Ted Alden, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Paola Avila, Vice President of International Business Affairs, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Growing American Jobs through a Balanced System

Pia Orrenius, Vice President & Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (moderator)

Tim Brown, President and COO, Chobani

Rosanna Maietta, President, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation

Kathleen McLaughlin, President, Walmart Foundation and Chief Sustainability Officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Tom Nassif, President and CEO, Western Growers

A Compassionate America: Resettling Refugees and Welcoming Immigrants in Times of Conflict

David Rennie, The Economist (moderator)

Scott Arbeiter, President, World Relief

Bishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodríguez, Archdiocese of Washington

Jo Anne Lyon, Ambassador and General Superintendent Emerita, The Wesleyan Church

Frances Townsend, former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush

A Road Forward in an Anxious Time

Tom Gjelten, NPR (moderator)

Linda Chavez, President, Becoming American Institute

Congressman Will Hurd, R-Texas

Scott McConnell, Executive Director, LifeWay Research

Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum

Pastor Bryant Wright, Pastor, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and former President, Southern Baptist Convention