Staff directory

As the Chamber team continues to work remotely, please call the main office at (512) 478-9383 or email for the quickest response for general inquiries.

General inquiries

535 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701

(512) 478-9383

Laura HuffmanPresident & CEO512.322.5650
Colleen PateChief of Staff512.478.9383
Sarah LeNoirDirector, Operations & Investor Relations512.322.5626
Emily WeiszDirector, Operations & Culture512.322.5655
Terri BolinManager, Lobby Operations512.322.5659
Leslie GruverCFO & Senior Vice President512.322.5614
Maren SandlerController512.322.5616
Derek StarzynskiAccounting Assistant512.322.5664
Programs & Engagement
Beth KruegerSenior Director, Engagement512.322.5683
Lacy RoeslerDirector, Program Engagement512.322.5613
Leah DonnerVice President, Customer Development and Customer Experience
Britney BoxVice President, Customer Success512.322.5682
Karen Cole

Manager, Customer Success

Tara MaxwellCustomer Development Representative

Lauren Wright

Customer Development Representative
Marketing, Communications & Digital
Bethany LeffingwellSenior Vice President, Customer Experience & Communications512.322.5692
Amanda GutmanVice President, Marketing512.322.5645
Brian EcklundDesigner512.322.5690
Shelby LewandoskiManager, Marketing & Communications512.322.5629
Gabrielle RodriguezManager, Event Marketing512.322.5685
Derrick NdehBusiness Analyst


Economic Development
Charisse Bodisch, CEcDSenior Vice President, Economic Development512.322.5608
Beverly KerrVice President, Research512.322.5641
Chris RamserDirector, Research512.322.5662
Alora M. Wachholz, CEcD, MEDPDirector, Economic Development


Callie TaylorDirector, Economic Development512.322.5687
Alexis FloresManager, Corporate Expansion512.322.5680
Alfonso LucioSpecialist, Economic Development512.322.5633
Christina YeckleyCoordinator, Economic Development512.322.5639
Global Technology & Innovation
Roland PeñaSenior Vice President, Global Technology & Innovation512.322.5684
Jeremy MartinSenior Vice President, Strategy512.322.5630
Matthew GeskeVice President, Regional Infrastructure & Mobility512.322.5654
Education & Talent Development
Gilbert ZavalaVice President, Education & Talent Development512.322.5644
Kwee Lan TeoVice President, Talent Development & Acquisition512.322.5624
Zhelun ChenAssociate Program Manager, Education, Talent & Advocacy512.322.5693