Decorated Veteran, Chamber of Commerce President Zapanta to Speak at School of Law

The President and CEO of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce is the speaker at the Texas Tech School of Law Energy Law Lecture Series.

WHAT: Energy Law Lecture Series featuring United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Albert C. Zapanta

WHEN: Noon Monday (Sept. 26)

WHERE: Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1802 Hartford Ave.

EVENT: Albert C. Zapanta, the president and chief executive officer of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, will be the featured speaker for the first installment of the fall Texas Tech School of Law Energy Law Lecture Series.

Albert C. Zapanta

Albert C. Zapanta

Zapanta holds a bachelor's degree in industrial psychology and a master's in public administration from the University of Southern California and also has graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and the Inter-American Defense College at the National War College in Washington, D.C.

In addition to his duties with the U.S-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Zapanta is a founding member and CEO of PAZ Resources, a Dallas-based energy company involved with exploration, drilling and production of natural gas. He has held positions with Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO) and numerous presidential appointments, including assistant secretary of the Interior for Management and Administration and the U.S. State Department advisory committee.

He also served as the chief of staff of the peacekeeping mission to the United Nations Referendum on Western Sahara, commanding troops from the Soviet Union, China and France. He has been awarded the Silver Star, five Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and 30 other awards from his time serving during the Vietnam War.

Those unable to attend the lecture can watch online.

Those attending the event are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Contact Erica Lux at  for details.

CONTACT: Sarah Salazar, director of communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5074 or sarah.e.salazar@ttu.edu


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