June 11, 2021      12:39 PM
People on the Move
New gigs now that session is over, looking for new opportunities, promotions, appointments, and more
Now that the legislative
session has mercifully concluded, it is nice to hear that many of you are
getting some much needed down time. With the pandemic abating and restrictions therefore
lifting in much of the nation, folks in the Texas Capitol community
have spread out across the country looking for rest and relaxation.
No one could blame you.
When will the special session be called? Well, the consensus among those talking
in Austin bars seems to be sometime after the July 4 holiday. It should for
sure be after the governor makes his next announcement about the Texas border
wall. That’s just one more thing that could be added
to the special session call.
Some of you noted that
toward the end of session, People on the Move updates slowed down
for a bit. That is for two reasons. First, announcements of new ventures tend
to get lost in the shuffle of the final month of the session. I wouldn’t want your career news to not get the attention it deserves.
Second, at the end of session most people are mostly locked into their current
role until Sine Die, then they start to move around again. This year has been
no exception, although with guaranteed special sessions coming, many staffers
are surely being asked to stay put for now.
In case anyone forgot how
it works: If you get a promotion, a completely new job, or start a company of
your own, everyone in the Capitol community wants to know about it. It’s okay to brag on yourself or a friend – or tattle on an
adversary – by sending the scoop to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use POTM in the subject line so I don’t lose track.
Here’s the latest edition of People on the Move.
By Scott Braddock