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Kay Bailey Hutchison
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senior Counsel
Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison

Senior Counsel

About Kay Bailey

Kay Bailey Hutchison is a business woman and public servant with more than 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors. In January 2013, she stepped down from 20 years in the U.S. Senate, representing the state of Texas. She served in the Senate leadership, having first been elected vice-chairman of the Republican Conference and later elected chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fourth-highest ranking Republican Senator. Senator Hutchison served as the ranking member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice and Science. She was also the chairman of the Military Construction Appropriations Sub-Committee. In addition, the Senator served as chairman of the Board of Visitors at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Prior to her Senate service, Senator Hutchison was elected Texas state treasurer in 1990 and to the Texas House of Representatives in 1972. She was the first Republican woman elected to that body. She served in the Texas House until 1976 when she was appointed by President Gerald Ford to serve as vice-chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Her business experience includes acting as senior vice president and general counsel of Republic Bank Corporation, co-founder of Fidelity National Bank of Dallas and owning a candy manufacturing company. In 2013, the Dallas City Council voted to name its Convention Center the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas and the University of Texas established the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business. In July, 2013, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 2289, renaming section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA. Senator Hutchison authored the original bill, cosponsored by Senator Barbara Mikulski, to establish Spousal IRAs. Senator Hutchison is an acclaimed author, her most recent book, Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas was released in April 2013. She has published two bestsellers – Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers, released in October 2007, and American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country, released in 2004. In June 2000, she coauthored Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate

Credentials

Education

J.D.,
The University of Texas School of Law
B.A.,
The University of Texas at Austin

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

Bank of America Global Advisory Council
Cobalt International Energy
Board of Directors
Strategic and International Studies Advisory Council
MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors
UT Law School Foundation Board of Trustees
UT Southwestern Medical Foundation Board of Trustees
CNBC TV Network
Contributor
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Fellow

News

News

Senator's name clears up road confusion in port

August 19, 2015
Corpus Christi Caller-Times Online

Two great women for the $10 bill

June 19, 2015
CNBC Online

Senior Source to honor Kay Bailey Hutchison at Luncheon

July 31, 2014
Dallas Morning News - Online

Cobalt names former US senator to board of directors

December 17, 2013
Houston Business Journal

The GOP’s toxic messaging

December 3, 2013
Washington Post News Service & Syndicate

OP ED: A crisis we should not waste

December 3, 2013
CNBC Online

Kay Comes Home

March 1, 2013
Alcalde, The

Retired Sen. Hutchison to practice law in Dallas

February 6, 2013
Associated Press - Austin Bureau

Former Sen. Hutchison joins Houston law firm

February 6, 2013
Houston Chronicle - Washington Bureau

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

D Magazine Partners, Inc.
D Magazine
Living Legends, 2016
Texas State History Museum
History Making Texan Award, 2016
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Congressional Science Champion Award, 2014
Southern Methodist University
Literati Award, 2014
U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012
Air Force Association
Distinguished American Award, 2008
Association of the United States Army
Outstanding Legislator Award, 2006
Forbes Media LLC
Forbes Magazine
World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, 2005
Women’s Foreign Policy Group
Inaugural Congressional Leadership Award, 2004
Woodrow Wilson Center
Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, 2003
Meredith Corporation
Ladies' Home Journal
30 Most Powerful Women in America, 2001
Inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame
1997
The University of Texas
Outstanding Alumna, 1995

Events

Past Events

5th Oilfield Services Law Conference

Houston
October 8, 2015

2013 Oil & Gas Symposium

Houston
October 9, 2013

Private Equity Breakfast - September 10

Houston
September 10, 2013

A New SEC - And New Direction?

Dallas
May 29, 2013

Breakfast with the Bankers

Houston
April 25, 2013