With the cooler air approaching and the days becoming shorter, we welcome the holiday season and all of its accompaniments.
After one of the busiest times of year comes to a rest though, come enjoy the Texas Press 2014 Mid-Winter Conference and Trade Show. We’re privileged to announce our sponsors and some of our speakers on the lineup:
Terry Kroeger is the President and Chief Executive Officer of BH Media Group, and the publisher of the Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska’s largest daily newspaper. He serves as a Director of Mutual of Omaha Bank, Creighton University, The Associated Press and more. Kroeger will be giving the Friday luncheon presentation which is sponsored by Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB.
Our Friday afternoon speaker is Brian Farrington. He worked for the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, from 1975-1989, first as Investigator and then as Assistant District Director in charge of Fair Labor Standards Act enforcement in the Dallas area. In 1989 he left the government to go into private consulting in Wage-Hour. In 1994, he was licensed to practice law, and devotes his practice to representing employers in Wage-Hour, EEO and other employment matters. He is also noted for his abilities as a writer, trainer and speaker. Farrington is the author of numerous articles and several books, including “Wage-Hour Compliance,” and “A Wage-Hour Guide for the Self Storage Industry.”
Russell Viers will be speaking during Friday afternoon and also on Saturday for the closing brunch. Viers is an Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. He is known for combining humor with technical training, providing an entertaining form of learning.
The deadline to make hotel reservations is Jan. 2.
Hospitality events will be sponsored by Haynes Boone LLP (Thursday evening) and Jackson Walker LLP (Friday afternoon). Century Link will be sponsoring the closing brunch.
Online conference registration will be available soon. Watch your Press Pass e-bulletin messages for the registration announcement.