Victoria Chamber of Commerce Transportation Conference Hosts Keynote Speaker, Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp

On Tuesday, December 7, there were two guest speakers at the local Chamber of Commerce transport conference held at UHV.

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria Chamber of Commerce hosted a transportation conference that began Tuesday, December 7 at 8:30 a.m. and continued until 2 p.m. The keynote speaker this year was Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp, who spoke after the lunch break at 12:30 p.m. to learn more about his expertise.

Chancellor Sharp says Texas has great economic potential

Although Sharp is the chancellor of the A&M college system, he is a native of Placedo and attended Bloomington High School when he was younger. During his speech, he explained the continued economic potential of Texas in the oil and gas field for the years to come through 2050 or 2075. In addition, he also mentioned how the gas will improve the transportation industry of our state.

Sharp still enjoys visiting Victoria

“I am always looking forward to coming back to Victoria, being from Placedo and Victoria County and Bloomington High School. It’s always a special privilege to be invited back here. I think oil and gas, especially gas in the future, is going to be a big part of the Texas economy for a very long time, ”Chancellor Sharp said.

Director Winfree presented more information on transport

A&M Transportation Institute Director Greg Winfree was another keynote speaker, who presented a power point on beneficial Texas transportation assets. The conference ended around 2:30 p.m., and many attendees stayed behind to pose for photos with Chancellor John Sharp and see him accept a surprise gift from the University of Houston-Victoria.

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