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The Bingham Group, LLC is an Austin (TX) based full service consulting firm representing and advising clients on government affairs, public affairs, land use and procurement matters.

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Episode 57: Micromobility Policy with the City of Austin’s Jason Redfern and Jacob Culberson

Welcome The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas. Today we speak with Jason Redfern, Parking Enterprise Manager at City of Austin, and Jacob Culberson, Mobility Services Division Manager at City of Austin. Bingham Group CEO A.J. Bingham, Jason and Jacob discuss the processes and regulations the city is taking in response the number of micromobility platforms available in Austin. They also discuss developments in the sector in the near-term and future. Micromobility refers to scooters, skateboards, or other compact devices designed for personal mobility. Connect with Jason on LinkedIn here. Connect with Jacob on LinkedIn here. This episode was originally recorded on August 27, 2019. ABOUT OUR SPONSOR Thanks to our podcast sponsor Regions Financial Corporation! Regions is a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, it operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs across the South, Midwest and Texas (including 10 branches in the Austin metro).

18 MIN5 d ago
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Episode 57: Micromobility Policy with the City of Austin’s Jason Redfern and Jacob Culberson

Episode 56: Catching up with Chris Shorter, Austin Assistant City Manager

Welcome The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas. Today we speak with Chris Shorter, Austin Assistant City Manger. He and Bingham Group CEO A.J. discuss his past eight months on the job and the work ahead going into 2020. ABOUT CHRIS SHORTER Selected for the position in February 2019, Chris most recently served in leadership roles for the District of Columbia (DC) Government for the past 10 years. These included the district’s Director of Public Works; COO for the Department of Health, and as COO and Chief of Staff for the district’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. In Austin Chris serves on the leadership team of City Manager Spencer Cronk, directing city departments covering Health & Environment; Culture & Lifelong Learning. These are: Parks and Recreation, Austin Public Health, Austin Resource and Recovery, Animal Services, and the Austin Public Library. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn here. Click here to learn more about Chris and the City’s executive leadership. This episode was originally recorded on October 7, 2019. ABOUT OUR SPONSOR Thanks to our podcast sponsor Regions Financial Corporation! Regions is a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, it operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs across the South, Midwest and Texas (including 10 branches in the Austin metro). The BG Podcast is produced by BG Media Group, LLC (2019)

19 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 56: Catching up with Chris Shorter, Austin Assistant City Manager

Episode 55: Exploring Austin's Commercial Tenant Market with JLL's Bre Brown

Welcome The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas. As more businesses- big and small- move to Austin, the commercial market in Austin has been growing to meet the demand. On today's episode, we discuss the current state of Austin’s growing commercial market. Find out Bre’s projections on this market and what businesses should look for when thinking about moving to Austin. ABOUT BRE BROWN Bre is currently the Tenant Rep Broker - Vice President at JLL. She helps companies with their office space when they need to extend, renew, expand, or relocate. Bre specialize in representing tenants needing office space. Click here to learn more about Bre and JLL -> https://www.us.jll.com/en/about-jll Connect with Bre on LinkedIn here -> https://www.linkedin.com/in/brebrown/ This episode was originally recorded on August 1, 2019. ABOUT OUR SPONSOR Thanks to our podcast sponsor Regions Financial Corporation! Regions is a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, it operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs across the South, Midwest and Texas (including 10 branches in the Austin metro). Learn more here. Subscribe to BG Reads to get episodes emailed to you every Wednesday. The BG Podcast is produced by BG Media Group, LLC (2019)

27 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 55: Exploring Austin's Commercial Tenant Market with JLL's Bre Brown

BG Episode 54: Austin Market Perspective with Zach Cannon, The Burt Group

Welcome The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas. On today's episode, we discuss the current state of Austin’s real estate market from the general contractor perspective with guest Zach Cannon with The Burt Group, an industry leading general contractor based in Austin. He and Bingham Group CEO review the current tenant mix Burt Group is seeing in this cycle and what it says about Austin. The two also discuss ongoing regulatory concerns and Austin’s ongoing Land Development Code Revisions. About Zach Cannon Zach leads The Burt Group’s preconstruction team, helping clients to make strategic decisions related to their new space. With seven plus years of experience in the Austin market, Zach has quickly been considered to be one of the top commercial construction resources in the industry. Click here to learn more about Zach and The Burt Group. Connect with Zach on LinkedIn here. This episode was originally recorded on September 23, 2019. SPONSOR Thanks to our podcast sponsor Regions Financial Corporation! Regions is a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, it operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs across the South, Midwest and Texas (including 10 branches in the Austin metro).

20 MIN3 w ago
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BG Episode 54: Austin Market Perspective with Zach Cannon, The Burt Group

Episode 53: Budget and Policy Talk with Austin Council Member Jimmy Flannigan

Welcome The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas. Today's episode features returning guest Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan. In a wide ranging discussion, the Council Member discusses his dissent of the recently adopted FY 2019/2020 city budget, the Texas legislature, homelessness, and more. Sworn in on January 6, 2017 to a four year term, Council Member Flannigan represents Austin's Council District 6, encompassing Northwest Austin, including both Travis and Williamson Counties. He is the first openly gay man to serve on the Austin City Council. This episode was originally recorded on September 11, 2019. SPONSOR Thanks to our podcast sponsor Regions Financial Corporation! Regions is a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, it operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs across the South, Midwest and Texas (including 10 branches in the Austin metro). Learn more here. Reference links: Official City of Austin page for Council Member Jimmy Flannigan Twitter: @JimmyFlannigan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jimmyf Subscribe to BG Reads to get episodes emailed to you every Wednesday.

31 MINSEP 17
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Episode 53: Budget and Policy Talk with Austin Council Member Jimmy Flannigan

Episode 52 - The Internet of Things and Austin Tech Philanthropy with Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle

Welcome to The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas. On this episode Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle sat down with host A.J. Bingham to discuss Tyson's path to the C-Suite, Silicon Labs leading work in the Internet of Things, and the evolution of philanthropy (time and money) in Austin’s tech community. Connect with Tyson on Twitter at: @gttuttle Learn more about Silicon Labs here. This episode was recorded on September 4, 2019 SPONSER Thanks to our podcast sponsor Regions Financial Corporation, a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, it operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs across the South, Midwest and Texas (including 10 branches in the Austin metro).

22 MINSEP 10
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Episode 52 - The Internet of Things and Austin Tech Philanthropy with Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle

BG Podcast Episode 51 - Austin's Land Development Code Re-Write with Team Co-Lead Annick Beaudet

"What we're doing now is learning from the past and taking care of the present..." - Annick Beaudet We’re back from our hiatus and kicking off our fall season with returning guest Annick Beaudet! An Assistant Director with the Austin Transportation Department, Annick lead the drafting and passage of Austin’s Strategic Mobility Plan, and was appointed team co-leader for Austin Land Development Code re-write in July by City Manager Spencer Cronk. Reporting to Assistant City Manager Rodney Gonzalez, Annick’s team will set direction on code development and implementation, and approve the City staff recommended draft of the Land Development Code Revision to City Council. Annick has worked in the areas of land use, entitlements and transportation for over 20 years, in both the public and private sectors. Her experience at the City of Austin spans multiple departments including Public Works, Planning, Development Review, Capital Planning and Transportation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts ...

23 MINSEP 1
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BG Podcast Episode 51 - Austin's Land Development Code Re-Write with Team Co-Lead Annick Beaudet

BG Podcast Episode 29: A 2019 Conversation with Austin Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison (D1)

Today's BG Podcast features a conversation with Austin City Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison. Elected after a runoff on December 11, 2018 and sworn-in on January 7, 2019, she represents Austin’s Council District 1, encompassing Central and East Austin. The Council Member and Bingham Group CEO A.J. Bingham discuss her 2019 policy priorities, as well as her path to public office. We wish the Council Member Harper-Madison much success in her new role! The Austin Council meets for their first regular meeting on Thursday, January 31. This episode was recorded on December 21, 2018.

26 MINAUG 29
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BG Podcast Episode 29: A 2019 Conversation with Austin Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison (D1)

Episode 45: Political Talk with Houston Chronicle Metro Reporter Erica Grieder

On today's BG Podcast Houston Chronicle Metro Reporter Erica Grieder discusses Texas and National politics, including the current legislative session and 2020 elections, with Bingham Group CEO A.J. Bingham. Erica joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017. Prior to that she spent ten years based in Austin, reporting on politics and economics, as the southwest correspondent for The Economist, from 2007-2012, then as a senior editor at Texas Monthly, from 2012-2016. In 2013, she published her first book, "Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas." An Air Force brat, Erica thinks of San Antonio as home. She is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas's Emerging Leaders Council, and holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs and Columbia University, where she majored in philosophy.

13 MINAUG 5
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Episode 45: Political Talk with Houston Chronicle Metro Reporter Erica Grieder

BG Episode 50 - Featuring New Senior Consultant Tina Bui

On Episode 50 we take a quick recap of past odd twelve months since launching on May 26, 2018. It has been a journey of development in terms of show and production development. A BIG THANKS to all our past guests, viewers, and the team who makes the show possible! Bingham Group CEO A.J. Bingham also introduces our newest Senior Consultant, Tina Bui. A trusted collaborator and strategic adviser, Tina is a local government insider having spent some 20 years of her career at the City of Austin and Capital Metro working on both public policy and administration. Her work has covered countless issue areas, including land use planning; transportation, public transit and smart mobility; water and waste management utilities; and general government administration. We're taking a short hiatus and will be back in August. Stay tuned for re-posts of some of our favorite episodes in the interim.

10 MINJUN 11
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BG Episode 50 - Featuring New Senior Consultant Tina Bui

Latest Episodes

Episode 57: Micromobility Policy with the City of Austin’s Jason Redfern and Jacob Culberson

Welcome The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas. Today we speak with Jason Redfern, Parking Enterprise Manager at City of Austin, and Jacob Culberson, Mobility Services Division Manager at City of Austin. Bingham Group CEO A.J. Bingham, Jason and Jacob discuss the processes and regulations the city is taking in response the number of micromobility platforms available in Austin. They also discuss developments in the sector in the near-term and future. Micromobility refers to scooters, skateboards, or other compact devices designed for personal mobility. Connect with Jason on LinkedIn here. Connect with Jacob on LinkedIn here. This episode was originally recorded on August 27, 2019. ABOUT OUR SPONSOR Thanks to our podcast sponsor Regions Financial Corporation! Regions is a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, it operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs across the South, Midwest and Texas (including 10 branches in the Austin metro).

18 MIN5 d ago
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Episode 57: Micromobility Policy with the City of Austin’s Jason Redfern and Jacob Culberson

Episode 56: Catching up with Chris Shorter, Austin Assistant City Manager

Welcome The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas. Today we speak with Chris Shorter, Austin Assistant City Manger. He and Bingham Group CEO A.J. discuss his past eight months on the job and the work ahead going into 2020. ABOUT CHRIS SHORTER Selected for the position in February 2019, Chris most recently served in leadership roles for the District of Columbia (DC) Government for the past 10 years. These included the district’s Director of Public Works; COO for the Department of Health, and as COO and Chief of Staff for the district’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. In Austin Chris serves on the leadership team of City Manager Spencer Cronk, directing city departments covering Health & Environment; Culture & Lifelong Learning. These are: Parks and Recreation, Austin Public Health, Austin Resource and Recovery, Animal Services, and the Austin Public Library. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn here. Click here to learn more about Chris and the City’s executive leadership. This episode was originally recorded on October 7, 2019. ABOUT OUR SPONSOR Thanks to our podcast sponsor Regions Financial Corporation! Regions is a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, it operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs across the South, Midwest and Texas (including 10 branches in the Austin metro). The BG Podcast is produced by BG Media Group, LLC (2019)

19 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 56: Catching up with Chris Shorter, Austin Assistant City Manager

Episode 55: Exploring Austin's Commercial Tenant Market with JLL's Bre Brown

Welcome The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas. As more businesses- big and small- move to Austin, the commercial market in Austin has been growing to meet the demand. On today's episode, we discuss the current state of Austin’s growing commercial market. Find out Bre’s projections on this market and what businesses should look for when thinking about moving to Austin. ABOUT BRE BROWN Bre is currently the Tenant Rep Broker - Vice President at JLL. She helps companies with their office space when they need to extend, renew, expand, or relocate. Bre specialize in representing tenants needing office space. Click here to learn more about Bre and JLL -> https://www.us.jll.com/en/about-jll Connect with Bre on LinkedIn here -> https://www.linkedin.com/in/brebrown/ This episode was originally recorded on August 1, 2019. ABOUT OUR SPONSOR Thanks to our podcast sponsor Regions Financial Corporation! Regions is a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, it operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs across the South, Midwest and Texas (including 10 branches in the Austin metro). Learn more here. Subscribe to BG Reads to get episodes emailed to you every Wednesday. The BG Podcast is produced by BG Media Group, LLC (2019)

27 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 55: Exploring Austin's Commercial Tenant Market with JLL's Bre Brown

BG Episode 54: Austin Market Perspective with Zach Cannon, The Burt Group

Welcome The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas. On today's episode, we discuss the current state of Austin’s real estate market from the general contractor perspective with guest Zach Cannon with The Burt Group, an industry leading general contractor based in Austin. He and Bingham Group CEO review the current tenant mix Burt Group is seeing in this cycle and what it says about Austin. The two also discuss ongoing regulatory concerns and Austin’s ongoing Land Development Code Revisions. About Zach Cannon Zach leads The Burt Group’s preconstruction team, helping clients to make strategic decisions related to their new space. With seven plus years of experience in the Austin market, Zach has quickly been considered to be one of the top commercial construction resources in the industry. Click here to learn more about Zach and The Burt Group. Connect with Zach on LinkedIn here. This episode was originally recorded on September 23, 2019. SPONSOR Thanks to our podcast sponsor Regions Financial Corporation! Regions is a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, it operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs across the South, Midwest and Texas (including 10 branches in the Austin metro).

20 MIN3 w ago
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BG Episode 54: Austin Market Perspective with Zach Cannon, The Burt Group

Episode 53: Budget and Policy Talk with Austin Council Member Jimmy Flannigan

Welcome The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas. Today's episode features returning guest Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan. In a wide ranging discussion, the Council Member discusses his dissent of the recently adopted FY 2019/2020 city budget, the Texas legislature, homelessness, and more. Sworn in on January 6, 2017 to a four year term, Council Member Flannigan represents Austin's Council District 6, encompassing Northwest Austin, including both Travis and Williamson Counties. He is the first openly gay man to serve on the Austin City Council. This episode was originally recorded on September 11, 2019. SPONSOR Thanks to our podcast sponsor Regions Financial Corporation! Regions is a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, it operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs across the South, Midwest and Texas (including 10 branches in the Austin metro). Learn more here. Reference links: Official City of Austin page for Council Member Jimmy Flannigan Twitter: @JimmyFlannigan Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jimmyf Subscribe to BG Reads to get episodes emailed to you every Wednesday.

31 MINSEP 17
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Episode 53: Budget and Policy Talk with Austin Council Member Jimmy Flannigan

Episode 52 - The Internet of Things and Austin Tech Philanthropy with Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle

Welcome to The BG Podcast! Conversations at the intersection of business, community, and public policy, from the Austin metro and around Texas. On this episode Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle sat down with host A.J. Bingham to discuss Tyson's path to the C-Suite, Silicon Labs leading work in the Internet of Things, and the evolution of philanthropy (time and money) in Austin’s tech community. Connect with Tyson on Twitter at: @gttuttle Learn more about Silicon Labs here. This episode was recorded on September 4, 2019 SPONSER Thanks to our podcast sponsor Regions Financial Corporation, a member of the S&P 500 Index and one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, it operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs across the South, Midwest and Texas (including 10 branches in the Austin metro).

22 MINSEP 10
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Episode 52 - The Internet of Things and Austin Tech Philanthropy with Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle

BG Podcast Episode 51 - Austin's Land Development Code Re-Write with Team Co-Lead Annick Beaudet

"What we're doing now is learning from the past and taking care of the present..." - Annick Beaudet We’re back from our hiatus and kicking off our fall season with returning guest Annick Beaudet! An Assistant Director with the Austin Transportation Department, Annick lead the drafting and passage of Austin’s Strategic Mobility Plan, and was appointed team co-leader for Austin Land Development Code re-write in July by City Manager Spencer Cronk. Reporting to Assistant City Manager Rodney Gonzalez, Annick’s team will set direction on code development and implementation, and approve the City staff recommended draft of the Land Development Code Revision to City Council. Annick has worked in the areas of land use, entitlements and transportation for over 20 years, in both the public and private sectors. Her experience at the City of Austin spans multiple departments including Public Works, Planning, Development Review, Capital Planning and Transportation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts ...

23 MINSEP 1
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BG Podcast Episode 51 - Austin's Land Development Code Re-Write with Team Co-Lead Annick Beaudet

BG Podcast Episode 29: A 2019 Conversation with Austin Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison (D1)

Today's BG Podcast features a conversation with Austin City Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison. Elected after a runoff on December 11, 2018 and sworn-in on January 7, 2019, she represents Austin’s Council District 1, encompassing Central and East Austin. The Council Member and Bingham Group CEO A.J. Bingham discuss her 2019 policy priorities, as well as her path to public office. We wish the Council Member Harper-Madison much success in her new role! The Austin Council meets for their first regular meeting on Thursday, January 31. This episode was recorded on December 21, 2018.

26 MINAUG 29
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BG Podcast Episode 29: A 2019 Conversation with Austin Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison (D1)

Episode 45: Political Talk with Houston Chronicle Metro Reporter Erica Grieder

On today's BG Podcast Houston Chronicle Metro Reporter Erica Grieder discusses Texas and National politics, including the current legislative session and 2020 elections, with Bingham Group CEO A.J. Bingham. Erica joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017. Prior to that she spent ten years based in Austin, reporting on politics and economics, as the southwest correspondent for The Economist, from 2007-2012, then as a senior editor at Texas Monthly, from 2012-2016. In 2013, she published her first book, "Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas." An Air Force brat, Erica thinks of San Antonio as home. She is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas's Emerging Leaders Council, and holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs and Columbia University, where she majored in philosophy.

13 MINAUG 5
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Episode 45: Political Talk with Houston Chronicle Metro Reporter Erica Grieder

BG Episode 50 - Featuring New Senior Consultant Tina Bui

On Episode 50 we take a quick recap of past odd twelve months since launching on May 26, 2018. It has been a journey of development in terms of show and production development. A BIG THANKS to all our past guests, viewers, and the team who makes the show possible! Bingham Group CEO A.J. Bingham also introduces our newest Senior Consultant, Tina Bui. A trusted collaborator and strategic adviser, Tina is a local government insider having spent some 20 years of her career at the City of Austin and Capital Metro working on both public policy and administration. Her work has covered countless issue areas, including land use planning; transportation, public transit and smart mobility; water and waste management utilities; and general government administration. We're taking a short hiatus and will be back in August. Stay tuned for re-posts of some of our favorite episodes in the interim.

10 MINJUN 11
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BG Episode 50 - Featuring New Senior Consultant Tina Bui