Executive Committee

Our Board of Directors provide guidance and counsel at the highest level towards achieving our mission and goals.

  • Board Chair

    C. Brian Cassidy
    Managing Partner
    Locke Lord, LLP

  • Chair-Elect

    Craig Enoch
    Member
    Enoch Kever PLLC

  • Immediate Past Chair

    Phil Wilson
    General Manager
    Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)

  • Opportunity Austin Chair

    Gary Farmer
    President
    Heritage Title Company of Austin

  • Austin Gives Chair

    Denise Bradley
    VP, Communication & Community Affairs
    St. David's HealthCare

  • General Counsel

    Pam Madere
    Partner
    Jackson Walker

  • Vice Chair Communications

    Kristie Gonzales
    President and General Manager
    KVUE-TV

  • Vice Chair Austin Business Owners Council

    Rudy Garza
    President/Principal
    Garza EMC

  • Vice Chair Customer Experience

    Stacy Armijo
    Sr. VP – Chief Experience Officer
    Amplify Credit Union

  • Vice Chair Education

    Nikki Graham
    Austin Market President
    Bank of America

  • Vice Chair Federal Advocacy

    Jay Fox
    President, Austin/Round Rock Region
    Baylor Scott & White Health

  • Vice Chair Finance

    Steve Knebel
    Partner
    Maxwell Locke & Ritter

  • Vice Chair Talent & Workforce

    Cynthea Rhodes-Patterson
    Human Resources Manager
    Home Depot Austin Technology Center

  • Vice Chair Technology & Innovation

    Ellen Wood
    CEO
    vcfo

  • Vice Chair Programs and Partnerships

    Jeremiah Bentley
    VP, Marketing & Customer Engagement
    Texas Mutual Insurance Company

  • Vice Chair Local Advocacy

    Mason Ayer
    CEO
    Kerbey Lane Cafe

  • Vice Chair Regional Mobility

    Fred Heldenfels
    President & CEO
    Heldenfels Enterprises Inc

  • Vice Chair State Advocacy

    Rex Gore
    President
    PJS

  • Member-at-Large

    Patrick Rhode
    US Vice President of Corporate Affairs
    Cintra

  • Member-at-Large

    Darrell Bazzell
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    The University of Texas at Austin

  • Member-at-Large

    Jason Kelley
    General Manager, Blockchain Services
    IBM


Board of Directors


Term Expiring December 31, 2019
  • Colette Pierce Burnette
    President & CEO
    Huston-Tillotson University

  • Allan Rayson
    SVP, Commercial Banking Manager
    Regions Bank

  • Rex Gore
    President
    PJS

  • Fred Heldenfels
    President & CEO
    Heldenfels Enterprises Inc.

  • Daniel M. Hodges
    Market President - Austin
    Simmons Bank

  • Joseph Kopser
    President
    Grayline

  • Love Paul, M.D.
    Senior Advisor
    World Class Capital Group

  • Ross Sabolcik
    VP & General Manager for Power Products
    Silicon Laboratories

  • Sean Spector
    CEO
    Dropoff

  • Ken Hashman
    Chief Financial Officer
    Bazaarvoice

  • Kevin Whitlow
    ​SVP, Support & Deployment Services
    Dell EMC

  • Jennifer Wuamett
    SVP, Deputy General Counsel IP & Litigation
    NXP Semiconductors


Term Expiring December 31, 2020
  • David Altounian
    Interim Dean, The Bill Munday School of Business
    St. Edward's University

  • Darrell Bazzell
    SVP & Chief Financial Officer
    The University of Texas at Austin

  • Michael Crowl
    EVP – Member Experience
    University Federal Credit Union

  • Patrick Dorsey
    Publisher
    Austin American-Statesman

  • Sharon Schweitzer
    Cultural Business Consultant
    Access to Culture

  • Joyce Durst
    Founder
    Growth Acceleration Partners

  • Jay Fox
    President, Austin/Round Rock Region
    Baylor Scott & White Health

  • Shelley Gretlein
    VP, Corporate Marketing
    National Instruments

  • Kerry Hall
    President, Austin Region
    Texas Capital Bank

  • Tamara Fields
    Austin Office Managing Director
    Accenture

  • Eric Shapiro
    SVP, Global Marketing
    Luminex Corporation

  • Jason Winborn
    VP, External Affairs
    AT&T


Term Expiring December 31, 2021
  • Elizabeth Christian
    Founder and CEO
    Elizabeth Christian Public Relations (ECPR)

  • Tina Dobie
    Chief Customer Officer
    WP Engine

  • Patrick Feigley
    EVP, Head, U.S. GWM Sales, Head of Austin Office
    PIMCO

  • Michele Glaze
    Senior Manager, Public Relations
    Samsung Austin Semiconductor

  • Rashed Islam
    HDR Engineering
    Vice President

  • David Jabour
    President
    Twin Liquors

  • Nikelle Meade
    Attorney, Partner
    Husch Blackwell LLP

  • Susan Moore
    Coporate Vice President
    AMD

  • David O’Neil
    Region Bank President
    Wells Fargo Bank

  • Anna Panossian
    Chief Financial Officer
    Circuit of the Americas

  • Mark Ramseur
    Managing Principal – Central Texas
    Pape-Dawson Engineers

  • Miguel Romano
    President, Foundations
    Ascension | Seton