Center for Performance Excellence


​Center for Performance Excellence​

​Advisory Board

  • ​​Comprised of national leaders in business, industry, academia, and civic organizations
  • Meets twice annually (Planning meeting each Spring and business meeting each Fall)
  • Hosts annual symposium featuring innovations in local government in conjunction with ​Fall business meeting
  • Participates in regular virtual discussions related to best practices that may be transferrable to city management
  • May participate individually as a Strategic Part​ner​​​
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Associate Professor
Bush School of Governme​nt
and Public Service
Texas A&M University​
Vice President
Human Resources
Talent Management
Texas Instruments
Vice President
AT&T University
AT&T Inc.
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Ginger Hardage
Senior Vice President 
Culture & Communications 
Southwest Airlines Co.
Senior Vice President
Public Affairs
Mary Kay
Vice President
Production Operations
Lockheed Missile
SE Regional Director &
Director of Performance Initiatives
ICMA

Karen Thoreson ​
President/CEO
Alliance for Innovation
Advisor
Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center​​​

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