Public Policy Briefing - Jan. 14
Join us for our first public policy briefing of 2019! We are excited to host John Gonzales, Director of Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who will update us on federal policies.
John M. Gonzales
Director, Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
John is the Director of the Southwest and South Central Region for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs. He has worked in government and politics for over 25 years.
Prior to joining the Chamber, John was the District Director for Congressman Michael Burgess, MD where he was responsible for managing the daily operations of the district office.
Before working for Congressman Burgess, John served several Texas elected officials during is career beginning with Senator Phil Gramm in 1989. In 1991, he joined the Bush-Quayle ‘92 Re-election Campaign in Washington, DC working in the Treasury and Finance.
In 1993, he joined the Kay Bailey Hutchison for Senate Campaign in Austin, Texas to work on the special election. The seat was vacated by Senator Lloyd Bentson who resigned to become President Clinton’s Secretary of the Treasury. After a landside victory, he moved back to Dallas to work for Senator Hutchison in the district office for over 5 years holding many positions.
After a short stint in the private sector, he re-joined Senator Phil Gramm as Deputy State Director of Constituent Services in the state district office until 2002. John joined the US Chamber in March of 2005.
John is a native of Dallas, Texas where he lives with his wife and family. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the University of Texas at Dallas.