Victoria’s Chamber of Commerce Transportation conference hosts keynote speaker, Texas A&M’s Chancellor John Sharp

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

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria Chamber of Commerce held a Transportation conference which started on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 8:30 a.m. and went on until 2:00 p.m. The keynote speaker this year was Texas A&M’s Chancellor John Sharp, who spoke after the lunch break for 12:30 p.m., providing more on his expertise.

Chancellor Sharp says Texas has great economic potential

While Sharp is the chancellor of A&M’s university system, he is a Placedo native and went to Bloomington high school when he was younger. During his speech, he elaborated on Texas’ continual economic potential in the oil and gas field for the upcoming years until 2050 or 2075. In addition, he also mentioned how gas will improve our state’s transportation industry.

Sharp always loves visiting Victoria

“I’m always looking forward to coming back home to Victoria, being from Placedo and Victoria county and Bloomington high school. It’s always a special privilege to be invited to come home here. I think oil and gas, particularly gas in the future is going to be a big part of the Texas economy for a very long time,” said Chancellor Sharp.

Director Winfree presented more information on transportation

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