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Friday, September 27 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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When cities upgrade their airports, economic development takes off

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Josh Hinkle

Director of Investigations and Innovation at KXAN
Hinkle is the director of investigations and innovation for KXAN in Austin, where he leads the station’s investigative team. He is also the executive producer and host of “State of Texas,” a weekly program that covers the Texas Legislature and elections. Previously, he worked... Read More →

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William Meadows

Chair of the Board of Directors of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
Meadows first joined the DFW Airport Board in 2014 as a representative of the city of Fort Worth. He also serves as chair of the North Texas High Speed Rail Commission. Previously, Meadows served on the Fort Worth City Council, including an appointment as Mayor Pro Tem, and was a... Read More →
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Justin Rodriguez

Bexar County Commissioner
Rodriguez was appointed Bexar County commissioner in January. Previously, he represented District 125 in the Texas House for three terms. Before his time in the Legislature, Rodriguez served on the San Antonio ISD Board and the San Antonio City Council and was a juvenile prosecutor... Read More →
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Jacqueline Yaft

Executive Director of Aviation for the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Yaft was named executive director of the Austin airport in May. Previously, she served as deputy director at Los Angeles World Airports.  She also has served in leadership positions at the Denver International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport, and she has worked... Read More →

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