For today’s Throwback Thursday I go back just a few years to November 8, 2012 when I got the opportunity to meet, for the second time, General Tommy Franks. I first him in 2008, soon after he joined the Board of Directors of CEC Entertainment, where I was Director of Risk Management. It was a pleasure, although admittedly a tad intimidating, describing our risk management strategy to our newest (and very decorated) board member. General Franks is a true American hero and a fine man. I’m honored to have gotten to meet him – twice!
“Leaders know that complex issues resist elegant and easy solutions. They must consider the views of others and recognize that disagreement does not mean disrespect.” ~ General Tommy Franks via tommyfranks.com
Photo op with General Tommy Franks at Main Event, Grapevine. 11.8.2012
Throwback Thursday. I have friends that post #tbt pictures faithfully; I usually forget until Thursday has rolled into Friday. In my 2015 Photo-A-Day challenge, Thursday postings will have a #tbt flair, that is, if I remember! Since it is rodeo season in Cowtown, I offer this picture of my family, circa 2001, as we prepared to leave for an outing at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. I remember that day vividly, as my wife and I enjoyed giving our kids a taste of Texas’ cowboy heritage. Great memories, indeed!
“Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called ‘walking'” ~ President George W. Bush via BrainyQuote.com
The Strege family ready for a day at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, circa 2001