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Congressman Brady to speak alongside Patrick Jankowski, Brian Youngberg at Economic Outlook luncheon on February 19

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February 05, 2019

HUMBLE, TX – The Lake Houston Area Chamber’s Economic Outlook Luncheon presented by Edward Jones Investments will feature speakers who will forecast the 2019 local, national and global economy on Tuesday, February 19 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kingwood Country Club, located at 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail in Kingwood.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas Dist. 8, Patrick Jankowski, Regional Economist and Vice President of Research of the Greater Houston Partnership and Brian Youngberg, CFA, Senior Analyst of Equity Research for Edward Jones will take the podium at this event.
Brady is Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, considered by many to be the most powerful committee in Congress with jurisdiction over taxes, health care, Social Security, Medicare, international trade and welfare. 

While serving as Chairman, Brady authored and helped pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which reformed the U.S. Tax Code for the first time in more than 30 years, leading to millions of jobs being created, record revenue to the U.S. Treasury, the lowest unemployment rate in almost 50 years and the highest wage growth in a decade. 

Brady previously served as chairman of the influential Health Subcommittee for the House Ways and Means Committee. As chairman, he focused on ensuring a strong, free market in the nation's health care industry and look for ways to increase the quality of health care, while keeping costs low.
Jankowski is a member of the Texas Economic and Demographic Association, the National Association for the Business Economics, and the Commercial Real Estate Research Forum. Currently, he is president of The Houston Economics Club and serves on the board of the Washington-based Council for Community and Economic Research. 
Jankowski has worked for the Greater Houston Partnership, and its predecessor, the Houston Chamber of Commerce for more than 30 years. 

Prior to joining Edward Jones in 2000, Youngberg was a vice president with Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co. in Chicago, where he worked in the Global Power Group. Before joining Duff & Phelps in 1996, he was a corporate banking officer with two major banks. At Edward Jones, he has twice earned The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” honors and has previously been named by Forbes magazine as one of the “Best Energy Analysts”. 
Youngberg has spoken on a variety of topics concerning energy and utilities to numerous groups, including the American Gas Association’s Financial Analysts Conference. He has been quoted on energy topics in various publications, including The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesUSA TodayTime, BusinessWeek, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post. In addition, Youngberg has appeared on CNBC, CNN, NBC Nightly News, PBS’ “Nightly Business Report,” BBN, BBC Radio and Bloomberg Television.

The Platinum Sponsor of the luncheon is U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas Dist. 8. Gold Sponsors of the luncheon include Homewood Suites by Hilton at Kingwood Parc, Main Event Humble, The Groves and The MINT National Bank.

Reservations for the Economic Outlook Luncheon can be made online at or by calling the Chamber office at (281) 446-2128. Cost to attend the luncheon is $30 for members and $35 for guests. The registration deadline is Friday, February 15 at 5 p.m.
For questions or more information, contact Stefani Kilgore at or call the Chamber at (281) 446-2128.



About the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce: The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization of professional business men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic and commercial progress of the Lake Houston Area. The Chamber is the organized voice for the quality of life and business related issues at the local, state and federal level of government and is the front door to our community for tourism and business relocation information. The Lake Houston Area Chamber is comprised of 1,100 members and serves Atascocita, Humble, Kingwood, Summer Creek and portions of East Montgomery County.

Morgan McGrath, Communication Director
(281) 446-2128