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Legislative Lunch

August 21, 2018
11:45 AM CDT - 1:00 PM CDT
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Steamboat House Restaurant
8045 N. Sam Houston Parkway W.
Houston, TX 77064

Join us at Steamboat House Restaurant for $35 (member price) and get the following:

1) Upscale Lunch

2) Get to meet State Rep Dr. Tom Oliverson (Details Below)

3) Get to meet new NAHU President Rusty Rice (Details Below)

4) Networking

5) Learn about upcoming membership activities

Legislative Lunch

Location: Steamboat House Restaurant

Date: 8/21/2018

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Dr. Tom Oliverson- Representative 130th House District, Texas

Dr. Tom Oliverson represents Texas’ 130th State House District in northwest Harris County, including the communities of Tomball, Cypress, Waller, and Hockley. He serves on the Public Health, Insurance, and House Administration committees in the Texas Legislature and is a Deputy Floor Leader for the House Republican Caucus.

His successful first session culminated with his being chosen by his Republican colleagues as “Best Freshman Legislator” of the 85th legislative session. Dr. Oliverson authored legislation on a diverse set of issues including: surprise medical billing, scoliosis screening, flood control, voter fraud, and telepharmacy.

He is also active with the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), where he serves as the Vice Chair of the Health Insurance, Long Term Care, and Health Retirement committee and as a member of the Executive committee.

In his professional career, Dr. Oliverson is a board-certified anesthesiologist and partner in US Anesthesia Partners, the largest anesthesia group in Texas. A tireless advocate for patients and their safety, Dr. Oliverson is recognized as an expert in office-based anesthesia and consults with doctors and dentists throughout the state to make office surgery safer for patients.

As a small business owner, Dr. Oliverson understands that small businesses are the engines of the economy. His experience has taught him that American prosperity is best served through small business ownership and a spirit of volunteerism.

He and his wife Jennifer, a teacher, live in Cypress with their three children. He serves as an ordained Deacon and adult Sunday school teacher at Champions Forest Baptist Church-Jersey Village.

Rusty Rice, NAHU President 

Rusty entered the insurance industry in 1993 after a 12-year career in the grocery industry.  He has been a member of NAHU since 1998 and immediately became involved serving various committee roles for his local chapter in San Antonio including president in 2005.   For his efforts he was awarded the chapters Underwriter of the year in 2007 and the Dave Clark Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.  Rusty also served at the state level becoming President in 2009 when the chapter won numerous awards.  For his efforts he was awarded the NAHU Distinguished Service Award and NAHU Presidential Citation.  In 2012 Rusty was presented the Shirley Hutzler Legislative excellence Award for his legislative achievements.  He is also a recipient of the Ken Martin Excellence in Communication Award.  In 2016 Rusty Received the highest honor bestowed upon a member to Texas, the Hollis Roberson Award. 

Rusty has been at the forefront of legislation at both the local, state and national level attending every TAHU Legislative day and Capitol Conference since 2004.  He was also a panelist in, then, Governor Perry’s Think Tank meeting regarding healthcare options and trends for Texas.  He was also a guest speaker in a mock congressional hearing of a joint effort of the Austin Community College District and the University of Texas.  In 2010 Rusty also testified in front of the Texas Senate Commission on the State Affairs regarding the role of the insurance agent and the value they bring to public they serve. 

Rusty has also taught over 150 hours of Healthcare reform CE classes to association chapters, employer groups, their clients and the general public. 

In 2013 Rusty was elected by the membership to serve as the NAHU Regional Vice President followed by Secretary in 2015, Vice President in 2016 and President Elect in 2017.  He was sworn in as the NAHU President in 2018 at the Kansas City Annual Convention. 

Rusty is a National Product Specialist at Avesis Incorporated a National Vision, Dental and Hearing Company owned by Guardian.  He travels the country educating the sales team on vision insurance trends, latest industry developments and product designs.  His role is vital to the growth of Guardians full benefit package development process.    

Rusty Lives in Boerne Texas with his Wife Lori, an insurance agent, and their 2 sons, Quinten and Skyler.  Rusty’s Daughter Morgan lives in Temple with her husband Derrick and Daughter Brazley and son Ledger.


Grilled Salmon Filet with Mango Salsa Served over Wild Rice with a Dinner Salad

Smothered Chicken Breast  Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes with a Dinner Salad

Grilled Shrimp Served over Wild Rice with a Dinner Salad

Smothered Chopped Sirloin Topped with Sautéed Mushrooms, Grilled Onions, and Monterrey Jack Cheese served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes with a Dinner Salad

 Dessert: Cheesecake with Berry Sauce



$35.00 Member Ticket
$45.00 after 5:00 pm August 17

$45.00 Non-Member Ticket
$55.00 after 5:00 pm August 17

$5.00 Raffle Ticket