February 3, 2022 11:30 am - February 3, 2022 1:00 pm
All Guests Welcome!
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jon Spiers, Candidate for Texas Land Commissioner
Dr. Jon Spiers
Dr. Jon Spiers is the principal attorney at the health law firm Spiers Group and serves on the board of directors of Xceed Biopharma. Xceed is a venture group focused on developing critical biotechnology in the USA to ensure stable and reliable technology on American soil and avoid foreign reliance for essential needs.
Dr. Spiers is a graduate of Duke University and subsequently attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis, Tennessee. He continued in Memphis to complete his general surgery residency. The Memphis medical complex was home to one of the nation's busiest training sites for trauma surgery and a regional Veteran's Affairs referral hospital.
While a general surgery resident, Jon performed laboratory and clinical research partly funded by the US Army. He studied the efficacy of small volume, easily transportable treatments for traumatic and hypovolemic shock geared towards saving our soldiers while in the arena. Spiers served in the US Army Medical Corps during this time, and then-Captain Spiers was mobilized briefly for the first Gulf War.
Spiers followed his general surgery training with a cardiac and thoracic surgery fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine's Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery in the Texas Medical Center.
A year after Hurricane Katrina devastated his community, personal disaster struck. Spiers sustained an injury to his arm and hand that ended his career in the operating room.
Spiers graduated from the University of Houston Law Center and established the Spiers Group, focused on many Texas-related issues, including biotechnology and business.
Spiers has served a variety of organizations as a volunteer or board member. During the 2020 COVID pandemic, Spiers built and operated a 3D printing facility that manufactured thousands of pieces of protective gear and provided it free of charge to first responders across Texas and the nation.
He has been an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 55 Boy Scouts of America in Houston. He served on the Advisory Board of the national non-profit HealthCorps, where his focus was expanding the Texas Two-Step Save A Life simplified CPR campaign. Always attentive to the needs of our men and women who serve our nation.
Spiers is a life member of the NRA. He has served as a precinct chair and formerly headed the Engagement committee for the Harris County Republican Party. He resides with his wife, Dr. Dana Myers, in Houston. They attend St. John the Divine Episcopal Church.
Dr. Jon Spiers is running for Texas Land Commissioner for a safer, stronger Texas.
For more information visit: www.drjonspiers.com.
February 10, 2022 11:30 am - February 10, 2022 1:00 pm
All Guests Welcome!
Guest Speaker: Victor Avila, Candidate for Texas Land Commissioner
U.S. Special Agent, Retired
Mr. Victor Avila is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ICE enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade, and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety. Mr. Avila has been recognized by ICE and HSI for his exemplary service and professional accomplishments while serving as Special Agent at the El Paso Fiel Office and as an Assistant Attaché assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez and U.S. Embassies located in Spain, Portugal, and Mexico City. Mr. Avila served as an accredited diplomat and liaison to the aforementioned governments conducting international complex criminal investigations in a wide range of violations such as human trafficking/smuggling, drug trafficking, financial violations, arms trafficking, commercial fraud and counter terrorism.
While on official assignment in Mexico, Special Agent Avila suffered multiple gunshot wounds and survived a violent ambush by the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel where Special Agent Jaime Zapata tragically lost his life. Mr. Avila has been recognized for Excellence in Law Enforcement by the ICE Hispanic Agents Association; The Director’s Award for Operation in Plain Sight in Mexico; Homeland Security Investigations Excellence in Public Service Award; The Valor Award by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA); Medal of Valor for Outstanding Bravery by the National Latino Peace Officers Association; the Medal of Valor by the Hispanic American Command Officers Association (HAPCOA); and the NYPD Heroism Award by the Global Alliance of Hispanic Law Enforcement Professionals.
Mr. Avila began his very successful law enforcement career as a United States Probation Officer for the U.S.Courts and as a District Parole Officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso while focusing on the identity among Hispanic-Americans along the border. Today, he serves to honor the memory and the dedicated service of SA Jaime Zapata. Mr. Avila is an advocate for border security, immigration reform, human trafficking awareness and the protection of our sovereignty. Mr. Avila has been featured on FoxNews, i24News, Univision, OANN, Telemundo and various Syndicated Radio and Podcast interviews.