Austin Founder Lions Club

Public Private Partnerships - Mary Scott Nabors

  • 03 May 2018
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • TSBVI, 1100 W 45th Street, bldg 603, Austin TX 78756


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Meeting Luncheon

May 3, 2018

Mary Scott Nabors
Introduced by Lion Gaylord Armstrong

You will hear how the infrastructure for the private sector as well as for municipal, county, state and federal governments will be dependent on funding from public-private partnerships. Mary Scott is one of the leading authorities and speakers in the nation on public-private partnerships as well as the author of two best sellers on the topic.

About our speaker:
Mary Scott Nabers is President/CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. (SPI), a business development/public affairs firm that specializes in procurement consulting, market research, government affairs, knowledge transfer and public-private partnerships (P3s).

A recognized expert regarding P3s, Mary is the author of Collaboration Nation - How Public-Private Ventures Are Revolutionizing the Business of Government and Inside the Infrastructure Revolution – A Roadmap for Rebuilding America.

Mary writes for many publications and blogs weekly. Her articles have been published by media outlets including Forbes,, CEO-Read, Change This, The Hill, Water on Line, World Highways, Bloomberg Government, Airport World, Politico, Smart & Resilient Cities, Infrastructure USA, Water Online, Construction USA, Renewable Energy World, Construction Today, P3 Bulletin, P3 World, ICMA, American Infrastructure, Born To Invest, Onvia and many others. She is a regular contributor to business journals and SPI publishes two newsletters each week that carry her columns. Mary has an extensive business background in both the public and private sectors. She served as the Commissioner representing Business at the Texas Employment Commission. In that position, she was a high-profile, proactive business advocate who founded The Texas Business Council.

Later, Commissioner Nabers moved to the Texas Railroad Commission, which at the time regulated approximately $65 billion of the state’s economy annually. She was active on both the state and federal levels and represented Texas on numerous national boards.

Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration. She is active with numerous University of Texas groups, serving on the UT Exes Council, the Chancellor’s Executive Committee and the President’s Advisory Council. She is the current President of The Headliners Club and is a Mentor for the University of Texas’s Forty Acres Scholars. Additionally, Mary is a Partner and Mentor at the Capital Factory, an incubator for high tech start-up companies.


Delegate, Emerging Leaders World Conference · Spirit of Texas Award · Leadership America · Leadership Texas · World Congress on Information Technology; Named to Profiles in Power.


National Council for Public-Private Partnerships · National Petroleum Council · Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission · Long Center for the Performing Arts · Advisory Board, San Antonio Spurs · Chair, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce ? Board of Directors - Texas Association of Business, Girl Scouts Advisory Board, President – Headliners Club and Board of St David’s Healthcare Foundation.


Featured Lunch Meal $12:
Turnip Greens
Mashed Potatoes
Apple Pie

Optional Lunch Meal $12:
Chef Salad

Meals provided by Manny Sifuentes, manager at Cafe del Rio, a business staffed by the Texas Commission for the Blind.
Please register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up.
If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please call 512-441-1555.

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