U.S. Congressman Hon. Ted Poe and U.S. Congressman Hon. Gene Green are the Co-Chairs of the award ceremony.

U.S. Congressman Hon. Ted Poe
In January 2009, Congressman Ted Poe was sworn in to serve a third term representing the Second Congressional District of Texas in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Poe has taken leadership roles in Washington, DC to advocate on behalf of victims and children and recognized nationally for his efforts to secure our borders and establish a plan for energy independence. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Poe is able to offer his unique perspective and professional experience to the committee membership. In addition, he serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
U.S. Congressman Hon. Gene Green
Congressman Gene Green was first elected to Congress from the 29th Congressional District of Texas in 1992 after twenty years in the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate. In 1996, Green was appointed to the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, and currently serves on four of its subcommittees – Health; Energy and Environment; Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection; and Oversight and Investigations. Green is also a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.