Tim's BioTim Schauer joined Cornerstone in 2011 in the firm’s flagship Houston, Texas office. Tim has more than 25 years of government relations experience working in Houston, 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, pensions, economic development and craft beer. In addition to his direct advocacy efforts, Tim specializes in public policy development with community organizations, as exemplified by his ongoing work with Healthy Living Matters - a Houston collaborative focused on solving childhood obesity since 2012. Tim is a recognized expert on the uninsured, Medicaid/CHIP funding and policy, he has delivered numerous presentations to health organizations and businesses alike.
In the 1990’s, Tim built extensive bipartisan experience as a Texas Senate staffer to former Lt. Governor Bob Bullock, Senators Judith Zaffirini, Bill Sims, and Chris Harris. He left the Texas Senate in 1998 to work on a special project for the Texas Hospital Association as the chief operating officer for the Texas Health Care Council, a statewide advocacy group dedicated to focusing public attention on the uninsured and the safety net health care delivery system.
In 2000, Tim moved his family to Houston to lead the advocacy efforts of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in the country. In this capacity, Tim developed and managed the public policy agenda as well as guided the government relations efforts on local, state and national issues. Tim’s collaborative style and upbeat leadership skills were recognized when he chaired the Greater Houston Partnership’s Federal Relations Committee for three consecutive years in the mid-2000s.
While working at Memorial Hermann, Tim continued his education at the University of Houston at Victoria. In 2008, he moved from his advocacy role to a business development position, which afforded him the experiences of managing on the frontlines of the health care industry. While serving on the Memorial Hermann leadership team, he gained first-hand experience in disaster recovery after rebuilding from the damages from Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 and Hurricane Ike in 2008.
As Tim transitioned from Memorial Hermann in 2010, he worked as a national health care consultant with the Ashcroft Group Consulting Services team based in Houston, focusing primarily on compliance activities in Fortune 200 medical device manufacturers.
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 in college, and enjoys playing hockey in the senior leagues in Sugar Land, TX.