One of the toughest challenges many of us face as teenagers is meshing with our peer groups. How we look, the color of our skin, any physical characteristics, all of these have a part to play. It can be excruciating if we vary from the norm. And when we don’t fit in, essentially we are […]
Susan Combs is direct, and wins high marks for her ability to get to the heart of the matter at hand. A former state representative and Texas’ first female Agriculture Commissioner, she is also known for her work as former Texas State Comptroller where she streamlined tax processes, which shortened refund time by 78% and decreased response time to taxpayer inquiries by two-thirds.
As a speaker Susan Combs, talks about the challenges of being a woman in a leadership role, but that’s not her only specialty. For her work in helping combat childhood obesity, she was featured in the HBO multi-part series, The Weight of the Nation, as well as numerous newspapers and TV programs. Combs also talks on best practices and knows how to bring out peak performance in both business and government. After all, this is a person who issued over 50 policy reports on government efficiency, natural resources, state spending and debt, the effects of obesity costs for business, public and higher education, water and other pertinent topics. She also draws upon her experiences as a business owner, drawing parallels between her audiences’ challenges and those she’s faced as a Texas rancher.
Susan Combs has been featured in TIME magazine, Fox News, Bloomberg, Bond Buyer, the Wall Street Journal Online, the Washington Post and other state and national media outlets. Additionally, she has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, USA Today, TownHall, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman and Investors Business Daily.
Susan Combs is a common sense, no-nonsense public servant who changed the face of government while assuring that free enterprise thrives. As a business leader, Combs has managed her cattle ranching operation for more than 30 years on land in the Big Bend area of Texas that has been in her family since 1882. At a time when many only talk loudly, she is one of the rare folks who actually gets things done.
HERdacity is building a community where women can find others who share their interests, encourage their growth and dare to follow their passions. Susan launched HERdacity in 2015 by forming the nonprofit to launch an online space where modern women can share ideas and wisdom.
It's mission statement:
We believe that the worth of a woman shouldn’t be determined by anyone but her. We also believe that we can help all women hold themselves in higher esteem. How? By connecting them with each other so they can build bonds and share experiences. Because by exchanging our unique skills and insights, we...
Susan's family has deep roots in the Big Bend region. Her family's ranch is in Brewster County where she grew up on a ranch that's been in her family since 1882. Susan is passionate about the area and proudly serves on the advisory council of the Museum of the Big Bend.
I am a truly passionate Texan who appreciates the heritage and history of our great state. The Museum of the Big Bend is a Texas treasure dedicated to preserving our Texas history and celebrating our ancestors. I encourage you to make a visit to this Texas gem. Learn more here:...
Unhealthy lifestyles have become an increasing issue across our country and our state.
Susan partnered with It’t Time Texas to create an initiative to create a healthy future for our children. It’s Time Texas works with other statewide organizations to utilize resources and empower Texans to live healthier lives.
Learn more here: https://itstimetexas.org/about/
Transparency is vital to the improvement of our educational system in Texas. After many years of championing this initiative, TXSmartSchools was launched thanks to the efforts of Texans for Positive Economic Policy and Texas A&M University in College Station. This program allows parents to research their children's schools as well as encourage school administrations to improve in struggling areas and celebrate their school's accomplishments. You deserve to know the education Texas schools are providing for your children.
The heart of the TXSmartSchools website is the Apples2Apples data exploration tool that enables you to interact with Texas public school and district...