Speaker Series: James Nortey presented by Texas MBA, Texas MSTC, & NEWK'S
Austin Young Chamber Speaker Series is a monthly event featuring local leaders, entrepreneurs, and trail blazers. The event begins with soft networking then moves to the speaker presentation with Q&A. Lunch is also provided. To learn more about this month’s speaker and topic, please see below.
James Nortey is an attorney and community advocate running for County Commissioner Precinct 1 in Northeast Travis County. He wants to close the economic and equity divide in Travis County by promoting job growth, containing traffic congestion, and taking meaningful steps to improve the affordability of housing.
James is the son of two immigrants from Ghana in West Africa who came to this country in search of the American Dream. James went to Baylor and Harvard Law School on scholarships. After moving back to Austin, James earned a graduate degree in business at UT. Today, James is an Associate at Duggins Wren Mann & Romero, LLP. His practice includes commercial litigation, commercial transactions, administrative law, and energy matters. James provides legal, business, and policy solutions to clients in regulatory proceedings before state agencies in Texas.
James has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Austin Young Chamber, City of Austin Planning Commission, Chairman of the Mueller Neighborhood Association, and as a reading coach at Blanton and Pecan Springs Elementary schools.
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