Joseph L. Trahan is a technology industrialist, innovator and commercialization expert. Over the last 30 years, Trahan has lead projects that have been funded over $2 billion US and started companies in aerospace, information technology, oil and gas, metropolitan fiber optics, and internet marketing. Working with other biotech pioneers, he with researches and physicians have shaped the Texas Legislature and Commission's that regulate and administer medicine and healing compounds.
As developer of more than 2M sq feet of highly available datacenters, 3 technology incubators, and the Houston Angel Investor Network, Trahan has invested in and worked with hundreds of start-up companies.
• Founder and Executive Chairman of BIZPAC.us
• CEO of CIMRscientific.com
• HAN Founder
• President's Partnership Club at Wellness Biosciences Rx
BIZPAC Membership Committee Chairman
Symmetry Financial Group
Rebecca is a long-standing member of BIZPAC whose involvement has been an integral part of our membership retention and acquisition. Being a business-owner has made her passionate about BIZPAC’s initiatives and our legislative process. Rebecca started Symmetry Financial Group after several years in the finance industry. In addition to being a successful businesswoman, she volunteers her time with the University of Houston alumni association. As Membership Committee Chairman, she’s responsible for evaluating applicants during the vetting process in order to create an organization that cultivates unity and excellence.
BIZPAC Medical and Healthcare Industry Chairman
President of Research and Development at Vyripharm Biopharmaceuticals
Dr. Elias Jackson and his team at Vyripharm are leaders in the therapeutic and medicinal benefits of cannabinoid research. Their focus has been to work together with legislators to regulate the quality of these medicines to ensure public safety and hold pharmaceutical entities accountable. Dr. Jackson has not only educated, but excited members of BIZPAC with his research. Vyripharm’s work at the Texas Medical Center and BIZPAC’s relationships with state legislators has resulted in successful strides toward ending the opioid crisis by permitting further biopharmaceutical research that has already begun to revolutionize medicine.
BIZPAC Education and Curriculum Chairman
President/Founder TC Technologies
Mark is BIZPAC’s leading expert on Chapter 313 and the corruption behind the school boards’ incentive to sell this bill to the public as an economic incentive program. Mark and BIZPAC worked to inform the public as well as legislators at the Texas capitol that this 22-year-old program caused a massive tax burden on homeowners and small businesses. Mark is also working to remove harmful curriculum that indoctrinates grade schoolers and causes division among younger generations. Education is crucial to BIZPAC’s legislative agenda through our initiatives fueling economic growth and development. With that in mind, we value the importance of public educators teaching inclusive and accurate curriculum to our children and the future of our country.
Young Professionals Association (YPA) President
Chase is one of BIZPAC’s youngest businessmen whose future aspirations and socioeconomical perspectives have been constructive in leading our Young Professionals Association. As President, he’s responsible for identifying passionate future leaders to get involved at the young professional and eventually executive level. Chase currently holds a leadership role at one of Houston’s oldest family-owned mechanical contracting companies that was ranked among the top 85 contractors in the nation. Being business-oriented and invested in government at the local to federal level made his election an easy and unanimous choice from his peers.
BIZPAC YPA Membership Chair
Kevin Pesl is an Advisor with Insgroup, a Baldwin Risk Partner, specializing in the development of solutions for Construction and Surety. What Kevin enjoys most about working in his sector is the challenge of analyzing how they conduct business and work with clients to close the gaps on potential risk.
He joined Insgroup in 2020 and has eight years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to his current role, Kevin was a Commercial Insurance and Surety Producer for Dean and Draper Insurance Agency, LP. He’s also worked as Contract Surety Underwriter for Markel.
Kevin’s favorite Insgroup core value is “Business is Personal”. He doesn’t look at an account as a number; he views every client as a hardworking individual who built their business with vision and drive. He evaluates his clients’ needs by putting himself in their shoes and determining their priorities. By doing so, he pinpoints and mitigates risk on their road to success.
Kevin graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management. He also completed the William J. Angell Surety School for the National Association of Surety Bond Producers. He spends most of his free time outdoors where he can golf or hunt with his family and friends.
BIZPAC YPA Strategic Relations Chair
Harrison is the Founder and President of Gulftek Firearms LLC, American Munitions LLC, and Ammunition LLC.
BIZPAC YPA Vice President
American Munitions Founder