Omni Frisco Hotel Welcomes The 2022 LAT Convention

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Frisco, TX –Members and guests of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT) recently gathered at Omni Frisco Hotel, located here, for the association’s annual meeting.

The LAT attracts Softwood industry professionals each year giving them an opportunity to network and attend information sessions.

This year Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts was a keynote speaker, as well as Paul Pirok, executive vice president, and managing director of homebuilding at Veritex Community Bank. Jeremiah Kuntz, senior manager of government relations in Texas for Aurora, spoke on the fleet of the future, as well as there being a session on the State of the Texas Workforce.

Ky Ash of Husch Blackwell Strategies moderated the Lumberyard Politics: Opportunities and Challenges at the Texas Legislature panel with Nathan Johnson, a State Senator from Senate District 16, and Jeff Leach, a State Representative from House District 67, as participants. Mitchell Cottrell, CEO at Modo Networks, LLC and Todd Byrd, Underwriting Consultant of Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company, were panel participants on the Cybersecurity: Technology and best practices to protect Texas LBM Industry panel.

Mireya Zapata, Executive Director of LAT spoke on how she not only looks back on her excitement and commitment to raise the level of service to the members of LAT and the increasing impact that the association will have on the industry, but looks forward to the future and the excitement that she has for LAT and the impact that she plans for the association to have at the Texas Legislature.

In conjunction with the LAT meeting, North American Wholesale Lumber Association also met.

To learn more about the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas, visit

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