WilsonThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly luncheon on Friday, November 15th featuring Phil Wilson, Executive Director of the Texas Department of Transportation.

The luncheon will be held at the Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The luncheon, which is open to Chamber members and guests, will feature an interesting program and will also include door prizes, introduction of new members and the “Aces Wild” Cash Drawing, which guarantees a winner every month.

Under the direction of the Texas Transportation Commission, Phil Wilson manages, directs and implements TxDOT policies, programs and operating strategies. He also represents TxDOT before the Texas Legislature and other entities.

Before joining TxDOT in October 2011, Wilson served as senior vice president of public affairs and as a corporate officer for Luminant, Texas’ largest electric generation company. In 2007, Gov. Rick Perry appointed Wilson as Secretary of State. In that position, he was the chief elections officer and the chief international protocol officer for Texas. His responsibilities also included maintaining business and public filings and acting as the governor’s chief liaison on border and Mexico affairs. Wilson also served as the chair of the Governor’s Competitiveness Council and on the Texas Border Security Council.

His public service includes more than 10 years as a key aide to U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm. Wilson also served Governor Perry in several senior roles finishing as his deputy chief of staff. Wilson oversaw the governor’s initiatives on economic development and job creation in this role.

Wilson grew up in Brownwood, Texas. In 1990, he graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history where he was named the outstanding graduating man. Wilson also earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.


 This month’s luncheon is sponsored by F & M Bank. Table Sponsors are: Senior Care of Brownwood and West Central Wireless/Right Wireless/Mid-Tex Cellular. Door Prizes have been sponsored by: Baird Brothers Express Car Wash, Brookshire’s Food Store, Dumas Portraits, Nathana’s Tanning & Hair Studio and Trees Forever Nursery.

The cost of the luncheon is $12 per person to be paid at the door. Anyone interested in attending the luncheon is urged to RSVP to the Chamber by calling 325-646-9535. You can also register online on the Chamber’s website: www.brownwoodchamber.org.