Ports-to-Plains Corridor Update at Luncheon

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The Desk and Derrick Club of San Angelo’s August luncheon will be held Wednesday, August 9th at the San Angelo Country Club. Michael Reeves, president of the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor Coalition will be the featured speaker. He will deliver an update on the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor and efforts to extend I-27.

Michael was appointed as president in the spring of 2004. Reeves has extensive knowledge of transportation issues and governmental affairs at local, state and federal levels. During his time at Ports-to-Plains, Reeves has focused on strengthening relationships with state departments of transportation and building partnerships in Canada and Mexico. Under his leadership, the coalition is also working on increasing the economic competitiveness of North America’s energy and agriculture heartland by building connections and providing needed infrastructure to support the region’s diverse energy production and agriculture industry.

Prior to Ports-to-Plains, Reeves served as Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. There he was involved with coordinating transportation initiatives, leading the Chamber’s legislative programs and conducting communications efforts. Reeves graduated from Texas Tech University in 1991 with a BA in Journalism. He is a lifelong Lubbock resident.

Networking, and lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.  The cost is $16 and is payable by cash or check. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations can be made by calling Kate Holdridge at 325-942-2237 or emailing at kate.holdridge@angelo.edu

The purpose of the Association and individual clubs is to promote the education and professional development of individuals employed in or affiliated with the petroleum, energy and allied industries and to educate the general public about these industries.

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