Social Card Clubs of Texas was formed to:
Application for voting membership is open to any social card club in Texas that shares SCCoT’s mission and objectives. New club membership is granted after receipt of application and dues, pending board approval by a majority vote.
Ryan Crow was elected SCCoT’s President and Board Chairman on August 15, 2018. In addition to his association duties, Ryan is the CEO and Owner of Texas Card House in Austin, Texas. As the acting President, Ryan presides over all membership meetings. Additional duties include:
Foster Hearn was elected SCCoT’s 2nd Vice President on August 15, 2018. In addition to his association duties, Foster is the owner/manager of SA Card House in San Antonio, Texas. As the acting 2nd Vice President, Foster is vested with all the powers and expected to perform all the duties during the President’s absence. Duties include:
Patrick McGrath was elected SCCoT’s Secretary on August 15, 2018. In addition to his association duties, Patrick is the owner/manager of All-In Poker Club in Killeen, Texas. As the acting Secretary, Patrick functions as the clerk and attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee, and all meetings of members. Secretary’s duties include:
Lucas Brandt was elected SCCoT’s Treasurer on August 15, 2018. In addition to his association duties, Lucas is the owner/manager of All-In Poker Club in Killeen, Texas. As the acting Treasurer, Lucas oversees SCCoT’s budgetary matters and performs the following duties:
In our efforts, we’re proud to partner with public affairs groups, lobbyists and industry experts who share our social mission to benefit Texas communities by promoting responsible social card play.
Craig Chick is a Public Affairs Director and Lobbyist with the national law firm, Foley & Lardner LLP. Prior to joining Foley, he was a former Senior Advisor to Speaker Joe Straus on issues impacting business, energy, and government efficiency. Prior to working in the Speaker’s Office, Craig spent over 15 years as a Senior Advisor to Texas House and Senate members like Kyle Janek and Fred Bosse. Having been involved in Texas politics for over 23 years, Craig has advised members of the House and Senate on political discourse involving economic development, employment, real estate, housing, transportation, alcohol, property rights, environmental regulation, tax, electric generation and transmission, immigration, and pharmaceuticals. He has also represented the Texas Association of REALTORS as the organization’s Director of Political Affairs.
James Clark brings has over three decades of federal, state, and local experience in the public and private sectors. Drawing on his service as a legislative staffer, political consultant, and corporate governmental affairs executive, he advises a range of businesses, associations, and entities on legislative strategy and advocates for their policy interests.
Clark has developed a deep and expansive knowledge of legislative affairs. He has worked in Washington, D.C. for a member of Congress, in Austin for prominent Texas politicians, and as a Fortune 500 executive overseeing state relations and lobbying across 28 states. Clark is passionate about advocating for clients’ proactive agendas and protecting them from proposals that might prove harmful.
Clark is highly respected for his institutional knowledge, personal relationships, and the insights and perspective he provides. His areas of expertise include education, local government, excise and property taxes, and general business. He is adept at working independently or as part of a team. Indeed, he has developed a reputation as a skilled team manager, assembling groups of lobbyists, grassroots consultants, and public relations professionals to achieve legislative goals.
Clark is a proud alumnus of Abilene Christian University and an avid outdoorsman. He and his family live in Austin.
Amy Beard is founder and President of Amy Beard Consulting, LLC, an Austin, Texas based government affairs consulting firm. Amy has over 13 years of experience in government relations, reputation management, public policy and legislative advocacy. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, earning her degree in Sociology. Her degree has served as a foundation in her career as she integrates diverse perspectives from a wide range of fields, including economics, psychology and political science.
Amy’s experience includes being a founder of Windmill Consulting where she lobbied for clients such as as Google, Uber, DJI Technology and Walmart. Prior to Windmill Consulting, Amy was the Governmental Affairs Consultant at Cammack & Strong, P.C., where for over 10 years she provided consulting services and advocacy on policy issues for clients in various industries including technology, alcohol & beverage, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, jurisprudence, public safety, licensing, tax and budget. After serving as an Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms in the Texas Senate during the 79th legislative session, Amy worked as a Research Analyst at Baselice & Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in major political and corporate opinion research.
As a 27-year resident of Austin, Amy has served her community in a variety of capacities, most notably through her passion for the work of and long-standing commitment to The Center for Child Protection. Where since 2011, she has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee to help raise critical awareness and resources for impacted abused children in Travis County. Additionally, Amy coaches Lake Travis Youth Association Cheer and was a Big Sister through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas Organization.
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