Quarterly Speakers Symposium
The McNair Center for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise
Quarterly Speakers Symposium
“From Idea to Free-Market Opportunity: The True Path of Generosity”
Houston Christian University’s McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise along with University of St. Thomas’ McNair Center for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, McNair Center for Entrepreneurism and Innovation invite all business professionals, entrepreneurial alumni, and students interested in free enterprise to our next Quarterly Speakers Symposium.
- Guest speakers: Lou Hutchison Jr., Simon S. Lee, Armand S. Shapiro, & W. Winston Elliot III
- Guest emcee: Spencer Tillman
- Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
- Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Open Reception 5:00 – 6:00 in Green Room)
- Location: Dunham Theater, Morris Cultural Arts Center @ Houston Christian University
- RSVP below
Louis (Lou) Hutchison, Jr., is the Chief Executive Officer for Apokalyyis, Inc. (Ah-pock-ah-lie-us). Apokalyyis provides custom-tailored deep analytics solutions for companies in multiple vertical industries. Apokalyyis’ solutions are built upon its proprietary relationship recognition algorithms. Mr. Hutchison was a founding principal of HealthTrans, LLC, a healthcare benefits management company. HealthTrans, founded in 2000, counted among its clients such companies as Kaiser Permanente and BMW Manufacturing USA and was sold to SXC (now Catamaran), a publicly traded company in January 2012.
Lou resides in Parker, CO but was raised in Dallas, TX and attended the University of North Texas. He is a portfolio entrepreneur, philanthropist and a family man who enjoys raising alpacas, collecting antique cars and reading God’s Word.
Simon Lee, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, speaker and author. He graduated from the University of Texas Austin, Dallas Theological Seminary and Harvard Business School OPM 46. Simon founded EIS Office Solutions, Inc. in 2004 with one goal: to donate 50 percent of the company’s profit to support Christian ministries focused on education, fighting the cycle of poverty, and sharing the love of Christ. Today, EIS Office Solutions is a multi-million dollar company with thirty-eight warehouse distribution centers located around the United States.
Simon resides in Houston, TX, but is originally from Taiwan. He has authored, One Company Under God was written to showcase God’s faithfulness to our obedience and to invite your company to support God’s ministries at home and abroad.
W. Winston Elliott III is Editor-in-Chief of The Imaginative Conservative, Editor of Imaginative Conservative Books and President of The Free Enterprise Institute.
Mr. Elliott founded Elliott and Craft Corporation. He served as President of this computer services company until 1991. He is a member of the Board of Wyoming Catholic College and the President’s Council of St. John’s College. He is also a member of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters, and on the Board of the Philadelphia Society. He is a Patron of Centro Studi Russell Kirk (Milan, Italy), and a member of the Board of Trustees of Angelico Press. Mr. Elliott earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Washington College in 1982. In 1991, he was awarded a Masters of Business Administration, with Honors, from the University of Houston. Additionally, he did theological studies at the University of St. Thomas School of Theology.