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Event Overview

NAPEO's 2023 Texas LCF

Nov 01-02, 2023
02:00 PM - 12:30 PM CST/CDT
JW Marriott Austin

Join us for the Texas Leadership Council on November 1 & 2, 2023! This two-day event will be held in in Austin, Texas at the JW Marriott Austin. The $250 meeting registration fee includes dinner on Wednesday, November 1.

See below for the full event agenda!


Wednesday, November 1

2:00pm – 2:15pm: Welcome and Introductions - Chris Dollins, Co-Founder, Employer Flexible, & NAPEO’s Texas Leadership Council Chair

2:15pm – 2:30pm: NAPEO Update - Pat Cleary, President & CEO, NAPEO

2:30 pm – 3:00pm: Texas Business Economic Outlook - Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

3:00 pm – 3:30pm: Texas Legal Update - Robert Rice, Shareholder, Rice & Associates, P.C. 

3:30 pm – 4:00pm: Networking Break

4:00 pm – 4:30pm: NAPEO Legal and State Update - Nick Kapiotis, General Counsel, NAPEO & Hannah Walker, Senior Director, State Government Affairs, NAPEO

4:30 pm – 5:00pm: Open Forum & Discussion - Chris Dollins, Co-Founder, Employer Flexible 

6:00 pm – 9:00pm:  Dinner at Bob’s Steak and Chophouse


Thursday, November 2

8:30 am – 9:30am: Networking Breakfast

9:30 am – 10:30am: Update from Texas Workforce Commission - Tommy Simmons, Senior Legal Counsel for Commissioner Aaron S. Demerson

10:30 am – 11:30am: Navigating the Artificial Intelligence Frontier: An AI Guide for PEOs in a Changing Landscape - Richard Meneghello, Chief Content Officer, Fisher & Phillips, LLP 

11:30 am – 11:45am: Update from Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Mike Arismendez, Executive Director, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation  

11:45 am – 12:00pm: Texas Political Landscape - Galt Graydon, Partner, The Graydon Group, LLC; Graydon Strama Lucio Advocacy

12:00 pm – 12:30pm:  Good of the Order & Lunch
Grab a bite with your PEO colleagues or grab your lunch to go on your way out of town!


All cancellations, additions, and changes must be submitted to NAPEO in writing. Refunds will only be issued for cancellations made prior to October 25, 2023. A $25 processing fee will apply to all cancellations to cover administrative and event preparatory costs.

NAPEO has secured a discounted group rate of $249/per night at The JW Marriott Austin. Reservations can be made by clicking here. Rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis until October 18, 2023. NAPEO cannot guarantee anyone a room after the October 18 cut-off or after the specially rated NAPEO block has been filled. 

If you have any questions, please contact Blake Waravdekar, Manager, Events.