Please NOTE This will be a REMOTE meeting ONLY.
Topic & Speakers
Tommy Calvert, County Commissioner, General Manager at Bexar County, San Antonio Community Radio
Tommy Calvert was elected Bexar County Commissioner for Precinct 4 in 2014 and is one of five chief executives of county government. He ran unopposed in 2018 for his second four-year term. He is the youngest and first African-American County Commissioner in Bexar County.
He represents over 500,000 residents in Precinct 4 of the 2 million who call Bexar County home. Precinct 4 stretches from Cibolo in the northeast, south to Elmendorf, downtown to the Alamo to IH-10 and Hildebrand to Beacon Hill, and the entire eastern portion of the county.
Before being elected, Tommy Calvert had a distinguished career in international policy. He led the American Anti-Slavery Group, the first anti-human trafficking organization founded in the United States since reconstruction. As its chief, he helped get the first $50 million dollars in funding for the U.S. to fight trafficking. He worked tirelessly for the persecuted Christians and tribal people in South Sudan and worked with President George W. Bush and the Congress to create two of the world’s newest nations—South Sudan and Burma. Calvert helped free over 6,000 Sudanese slaves and his covert work along the Thai-Burma border helped lead Congressman Charlie Rangel of New York to increase sanctions on the dictatorship in Burma, which eventually led to the freedom of the Burmese nation from military dictatorship and the release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi from years of house arrest.
Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert chairs the Bexar County Cyber and IT Initiative. At the request of Hong Deng of FEDITC and Major General Flowers, Commissioner Calvert partnered with the Greater Chamber of Commerce to get a consultant to develop curriculum in CompTIA, Network+, and Security+ for high school students. The goal for creating the curriculum was to get local students in courses that can get them jobs paying in excess of $100,000 dollars within five years and eradicate poverty in many Bexar County families in the inner-city. The program also would build a pipeline of over 3,000 local students by having two high school teachers in each public high school in Bexar County with Region 20 certifications paid for by Bexar County's Innovation Fund, making the recruitment of tech talent from outside of town reduce in number.
Commissioner Tommy Calvert represents the Tech District downtown on Houston Street and has been the leader on the Commissioners Court in stimulating local and national tech companies through the Innovation Fund, the Skills Development Fund and other tax incentives. His precinct is home to Rackspace and Commissioner Calvert has served as the Honorary Civilian Commander of the 12th Flying Wing at Randolph Air Force Base and the 433rd Flying Wing at Lackland Air Force Base. He has attended the Air Force War College National Security Forum for civilians and continues to push for accelerating local business growth in the information technology economy. Since he was elected in 2015, he has been preparing his community for converting their skills in an economy where 25 percent to 43 percent of jobs will be replaced by a computer or robot. He is leading the conversation in American Global Competitiveness and was chosen as one of 200 leaders to receive advanced education at Harvard School of Business. Commissioner Calvert was also chosen in the 40 under 40 for the United States and China in 2018 through selection into the prestigious Young Leaders Forum of the National Committee for U.S. China Relations. In June 0f 2019, Commissioner Calvert was a speaker at the 3rd World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Istanbul, Turkey. Commissioner Calvert won the San Antonio Business Journal's" 40 Under 40 Award" in 2019.
He is looking forward to having a townhall with tech leaders in San Antonio to listen to their ideas about how to make Bexar County the leading American County in the information technology economy with the highest quality of life and the lowest cost of doing business.
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Chapter Business - 12:00 - 12:15
Speaker time - 12:15 - 1:00
Q & A & Networking - 1:00 - 1:30
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit
The membership chairperson will submit one or more CPEs for this event for (ISC)²® members. Please bring your (ISC)²® membership number to the meeting. Attendees will also receive an attendance receipt via email from the Chapter's Board members to support his or her continuing education requirements.