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The Great Conversation 2011

The 2011 Great Conversation was on April 6, 2011 at the Bayou Club.

2011 Table Topics and Conversationalists

Our sincere thanks to the following underwriters of the 2011 Great Conversation:

Platinum Sponsors

Carroll Roberston Ray, Beth Robertson, Lillie Robertson, Corbin J. Robertson Jr. 
The Fred & Mabel R. Parks Foundation

Diamond Scholars

Robert and Jane Cizik Foundation
Peggy and Chris Seaver

Gold Scholars

Ed and Michelle Noack
Jeff Dodd and Susan Ohsfeldt
Waste Connections of Texas - Benson Henry


Tom and Fran Callahan and M. Truman and Rebecca Arnold
 Catherine Campbell Brock and Dr. Gary Brock and Bill and Lynn Bonham
Kim and Michael Gapinski
John P. McGovern Foundation
The Rao Family Foundation
Jackson Walker LLP
Karen and Andrew Webster


Bassler Energy Services, Briana J. Bassler and Ray A. Hafner
Mrs. Harriet S. Goodman and Mrs. Sara E. White


Gerald and Olga Balboa
Susan and Paul Bazelides
Sara and Mark Bettencourt and Steve and Vicki Smith
David Brinkley
Larry Ting and Alejandro Capetillo
M.H. "Butch" and Sandra Cersonsky
Martin and Terry Cominsky
Main Street Capital
Centerpoint Energy
Michael W. Harlan and Vincent D. Foster
Clay Hoster
Houston Community College 
Betty and John Hrncir - FMC Technologies
William and Janet Marlow
Lou Pelz
Lani and Bill Ramsey
Faisal and Roberta Shah
Matthew and Tamara Steele
WEDGE Group Inc.
Trey and Kimberly Wilkinson


Stanford and Joan Alexander
Susan Antel
Marion Barthelme and Jeff Fort
Chester B. Benge Jr.
Kelley and Steve Brown
Tim and Michelle Brown
Phyllis Childress
Dr. Zissis C. Chroneos
Chris Cookson
Julie and Markley Crosswell
Steve Ding
Tommy and Elaine Ebner
Roderick Echols and Andrea Lewis-Echols
Aristotle Economon
Sybil and Ted Estess
Robert and Vivian Gabel
Ray Garcia
James and Nancy Gordon
Liz Greene
James and Michele Gustin
Anne Halliburton Stewart
Terry Hallmark
Ashlea Harvey
Steven Hecht and Deborah Brochstein
Ernest and Barbara Henley
Kathryn and Jim Ketelsen
Anne Lamkin Kinder
Michael Lore
Mary Hale McLean
Carl Moerer
Helen Marie and Bill Monroe
Sara and Bill Morgan
Ralph S. O'Connor
Kevin O’Gorman and Susan Hardwick-Smith, M.D.
Michael W. Perrin
Nehal Rahim
Todd and Lanette Ramey
Deborah and Herbert Rothschild Jr.
Deborah Selden and Bruce Penny
Ahmad Shaheed and Dr. Denea Stewart
Carey Shuart
Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors
Tomas Tovar
Shelton M. Vaughan
Joel and Julie Westra
Isabel B. and Wallace S. Wilson
Nina Zilkha