Speakers
Houston Business Cabinet | Marriott West Loop |1750 West Loop South @ San Felipe
Meeting July 24th, 2018 Speaker: Dr. Marya L. Doerfel Topic: “Why Social Networks Matter: Preparing For and Managing Resilient Employees, Businesses, and Communities” Marya Doerfel is a professor of communication at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University in New Jersey.  Dr. Doerfel's research focuses on community resilience and focuses on disruptions that impact businesses, organizations, their partnerships, along with their broader community networks. She considers the way social network relationships among organizations in their local communities’ impact and are impacted by changes in their environment, other organizations, their constituents, and their relational contexts. She has been publishing in the area of organizational communication, social networks, civil society, and disaster for over 20 years. Dr. Doerfel lives with her husband and daughter in Ridgewood, NJ. Contact Dr. Doerfel at: mdoerfel@comminfo.rutgers.edu
January 2	No Meeting - New Years 9	Jerry Daniels 16	Cancelled due to weather 23	Michael Harris 30	Bill King (scheduled by Jay Dushkin)  February	 6	Brad Dennen 13	Julie R. Pratz 20	Will Wornardt 27	Discussion led by Michael Harris  March	 6	Holly McIntosh 13	Kevin Hunter 20	Brian Tave 27	Alan Moore  April 3	Ralph Lewis 10	Phuc “Froggy” Dang 17	Milly Rosales McHale 24	Possible Guest  May 1	Michael Pope 8	Nick Nicholson 15	Kyle Griffin 22	R.W. McKinney 29	No Meeting – Memorial Day  June 5	Hessam Parzivand 12	Dr. Lawson Howard 19	Ted Talks 26	Nadia Troutenko  July 3	No Meeting 10	George Elam 17	Kris Cobb 24	Dr. Marya L. Doerfel 31	Meredith Watassek  August 7	Brian Goonan 14	Dennis Long 21	Ryan Hartsell 28	Possible Guest  September 4	No Meeting – Labor Day 11	Brad Dennen 18	Jay Dushkin 25	Possible Guest  October 2	Ralph Lewis 9	Gerry Prunada 16	Michael Harris 23	Jay Pirotte 30	Possible Guest  November 6	Holly McIntosh 13	Nick Nicholson 20	Shannon Boudreaux 27	C.W. Ross  December 4	Froggy Dang 11	Ron Harris 18	Possible Guest 25	No Meeting – Christmas Day * Check the schedule regularly because speaking dates have been known to change…  Please make Jerry Daniels aware of any speakers that you have come across that you would like to suggest as guests for our meeting.  HBC 2018 Speaker Schedule