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    UT Chancellor McRaven and Broadcasting Legend Bob Schieffer Generating Excitement in Dallas

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    University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven and journalism living legend Bob Schieffer are generating major excitement in advance of their appearance at the Dallas Citizens Council annual luncheon on Thursday, December 3, 2015, with table and ticket sales on a record pace.

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    DALLAS -- University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven and journalism living legend Bob Schieffer are generating excitement in advance of their appearance at the Dallas Citizens Council annual luncheon on Thursday, December 3, 2015, with table and ticket sales on a record pace according to council officials.

    "The response to the announcement that Chancellor McRaven and Bob Schieffer will be the featured guests has surpassed all expectations," said Clint McDonnough, Chairman of Dallas Citizens Council. "Even though the event is a few weeks out, Dallas leaders from across the corporate, civic and political spectrums are making sure they will be there to hear from these two luminaries on the theme of 'Leadership When the Stakes are High'."

    Prior to being selected to lead one of the largest university systems in the country, Chancellor McRaven was best known for his distinguished 37-year military career. As head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Admiral McRaven, (Ret.), won worldwide praise for hunting down Osama Bin Laden. He also garnered international acclaim for his 2014 University of Texas commencement address on leadership, which has been viewed online more than 3 million times.

    Schieffer has won virtually every award in broadcast journalism, including eight Emmys, the overseas Press Club Award, the Paul White Award presented by the TV News Directors Association and the Edward R. Murrow Award. Until his retirement in May, he spent 46 years at CBS news, 24 of them as anchor of the influential Sunday news talk show "Face the Nation". Prior to joining CBS in 1969, he was a reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where he was the first reporter from a Texas newspaper to report from Vietnam.

    The event is being co-chaired by former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Senior Counsel for Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, and James Huffines, President and COO of PlainsCapital Corporation, and the Presenting Sponsor is Ryan, LLC and the event looks to be one of the highest attended ever based on early table and ticket sales according to council officials.

    "The excitement that Chancellor McRaven and Bob Schieffer have generated is substantial" said Dallas Citizens Council President Alice Murray. "In fact, reservations have set a record for this far in advance of the annual luncheon. While there are still a few tables left, any organization which hasn't secured a spot should contact the DCC immediately to reserve theirs. It's a rare opportunity to learn directly from these two great leaders."

    The December 3rd event will be held at 11:30 AM in the Reunion Ballroom of the downtown Dallas Hyatt Regency Hotel. To reserve a table or tickets, please visit the Dallas Citizens Council website at www.dallascitizenscouncil.org or call (214) 653-1031 before November 20.

    About the Dallas Citizens Council

    Dallas Citizens Council provides leadership on the issues that move Dallas forward and make the lives of her citizens better. The council's membership comprises chief executives of the area's largest companies, who are committed to this mission, especially in the critical areas of healthcare, education, water resources, and regional transportation. For more information, please visit www.DallasCitzensCouncil.org.

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    "The response to the announcement that Chancellor McRaven and Bob Schieffer will be the featured guests has surpassed all expectations. Even though the event is a few weeks out, Dallas leaders from across the corporate, civic and political spectrums are making sure they will be there to hear from these two luminaries on the theme 'Leadership When the Stakes are High'."
    - Clint McDonnough, Chairman of Dallas Citizens Council.
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