Tim Schauer joined Cornerstone in 2011 as a co-lead of the firm’s flagship Texas office in Houston. He has more than 20 years of government relations experience working in both Austin and Washington, DC. Tim has advocated for a broad range of policy issues including health care, health insurance, public health, tort reform, education, water financing and craft beer.
Tim has played a pivotal role in guiding the advocacy efforts for Community Health Choice, Nexus Health System, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, the Texas Association of Community Based Health Plans and Open the Taps. In addition to his direct advocacy efforts, Tim specializes in public policy development with community organizations, as exemplified by his formative work with Healthy Living Matters - a Houston collaborative focused on solving childhood obesity. Tim’s collaborative style and upbeat leadership skills were recognized when he was selected to chair the Greater Houston Partnership’s Federal Relations Committee for three consecutive years.
Beyond the advocacy and public policy realm, Tim also thrived in a business development role for Memorial Hermann, which afforded him firsthand experience managing major issues in the health care sector. While serving on the Memorial Hermann leadership team from 2000-2010, he helped oversee disaster recovery efforts rebuilding from the devastating effects of Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 and Hurricane Ike in 2008. He also helped to coordinate and ease the transition to Houston for the massive influx of Hurricane Katrina victims from New Orleans in 2005. Tim has also served as a prominent national consultant with the Ashcroft Group Consulting Services team based in Houston, focusing primarily on health care compliance activities for Fortune 200 medical device manufacturers.
Prior to his time with Memorial Hermann, Tim was the Chief Operating Officer for the Texas Health Care Council, a statewide advocacy group dedicated to focusing public attention on the uninsured challenges to the health care delivery system. During the 1990's, Tim sharpened his policy credentials as a Texas Legislative staffer to former Lt. Governor Bob Bullock, Senator Judith Zaffirini and Senator Chris Harris.
Tim grew up in Littleton, CO, was an exchange student and soccer player in Hannover, Germany, and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder where he received a B.A. in Biology. He earned his Masters of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston at Victoria School of Business. He is married, has two children who attend Cinco Ranch High School, and enjoys travel, playing hockey, golf and mountain biking.