83R23023 JNC-D
  By: Pitts H.R. No. 1626
         WHEREAS, Lew N. Little, Jr., of Austin is celebrating his
  57th birthday on April 24, 2013, and this occasion provides a
  welcome opportunity to honor this accomplished businessman; and
         WHEREAS, Born and raised in the Capital City, Mr. Little
  earned his bachelor's degree in marketing and his MBA from The
  University of Texas; he began a notable career in banking in 1981,
  working first with Texas Commerce Bank in Houston and later with
  Bank of America in Austin, where he served as president; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Little went on to lead Capstar Partners, LLC,
  before cofounding Harden Healthcare in 2001; in only a decade, he
  helped the venture to become one of the largest Austin-based
  privately held companies, generating $800 million in revenue in
  2011 alone; today, the group offers home health, hospice care,
  private duty, assisted living, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation
  services to more than 40,000 patients in 14 states; and
         WHEREAS, Respected in the business community, Mr. Little has
  earned the title of Entrepreneur of the Year in Austin from Ernst &
  Young; he currently serves as chair of the Greater Austin Chamber of
  Commerce and on the boards of the Alliance for Home Health Quality
  and Innovation, Andrew Harper Travel, ECG Foundation, and the
  Austin Community Foundation; he has also led the Austin chapter of
  the World Presidents Organization and contributed to the Texas
  Business Leadership Council; and
         WHEREAS, Lew Little may reflect with pride on an outstanding
  record of professional achievement, and it is indeed fitting to
  recognize him for 57 years of life well lived; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Lew N. Little, Jr., of Austin on
  his 57th birthday and extend to him sincere best wishes for
  continued success and happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Little as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.