Missouri City’s March Leadership Luncheon series to feature Dr. Steve Murdock

Dr. Steve H. Murdock

Dr. Steve H. Murdock

Missouri City is pleased to welcome Dr. Steve H. Murdock, the Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Sociology at Rice University, for this month’s Leadership Luncheon presentation on Thursday, March 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the City Centre at Quail Valley, 2880 La Quinta Dr.

Dr. Murdock, a renowned demographics expert, is the former Director of the U.S. Census Bureau and will share his expertise with Missouri City area business owners and local leaders regarding demographic changes in the region and their implications for the City’s future.

“We’ll be talking about recent demographic patterns, the growth of the area, the change in the characteristics of the population of the area, including the age structure, and the racial and ethnic composition,” Dr. Murdock said. “More importantly, we’ll be looking at what this means in terms of the economic change in the area and the potential socio-economic developments and the economy of the area.”

Dr. Murdock was nominated to lead the U.S. Census Bureau by President 

George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2007; serving until the change in administration in January, 2009. He was also the first official State Demographer of Texas and was appointed to this position by Gov. Rick Perry.

Prior to his appointment at Rice, he was the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Demography and Organization Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the Director of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research. Before serving at UTSA, Dr. Murdock was a Regents Professor and Head of the Department of Rural Sociology at Texas A&M University. 

Dr. Murdock earned his Ph.D. in demography and sociology from the University of Kentucky and has authored and edited 14 books and more than 150 articles and technical reports on the implications of current and future demographic and socioeconomic change. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Research from Texas A&M University, the Excellence in Research Award and the Outstanding Rural Sociologist Award from the Rural Sociological Society, the Distinguished Alumni Award from North Dakota State University and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Sociology at the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Eta Epsilon national honor societies.

Since 2012, Missouri City has brought together executives, entrepreneurs and innovators from throughout the region and the county to discuss the trends and challenges facing business leaders today. 

Open to the public at the cost of $15 a session, the Leadership Luncheon Series is held on the second Thursday of each month. The format features a guest speaker, networking, a Q& A session and door prizes.

For more information on how to become a sponsor or featured presenter, or to reserve a seat, please call 281.403.8500 or email swalker@missouricitytx.gov.

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