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
Maren SandlerController512.322.5616
Derek StarzynskiAccountant512.322.5664
Customer Experience
Robert AndersonSenior Vice President, Customer Success512.322.5612
Britney Box-HartleVice President, Customer Success512.322.5682
Tammi SchullerDirector Customer Development512.322.5615
Lauren WrightDirector, Customer Development512.322.5691
Karen Cole

Manager, Customer Success

Tara MaxwellManager, Customer Success512.322.5623
Adison HeyneCustomer Development Representative512.322.5663
Lourdes ZahosCustomer Development Representative512.322.5645
Marketing, Communications & Programming
Bethany LeffingwellSenior Vice President, Strategic Communications & Programming512.322.5692
Bryce BencivengoDirector, Public Relations & Media512.322.5619
Gabrielle RodriguezDirector, Program Design & Marketing512.322.5618
Diego ValadezCoordinator, Events & Marketing512.322.5610
Economic Development
Charisse Bodisch, CEcDSenior Vice President, Economic Development512.322.5608
Frank HartmannVice President, Economic Development512.322.5621
Beverly KerrVice President, Research512.322.5641
Stacy SchmittVice President, Corporate Retention & Expansion512.322.5611
Callie TaylorSenior Director, Economic Development512.322.5687
Chris RamserDirector, Research512.322.5662
Sage FlowersManager, Corporate Retention & Expansion
Alfonso LucioManager, Economic Development512.322.5633
Christina YeckleyCoordinator, Economic Development512.322.5639
Global Technology & Innovation
Roland PeñaSenior Vice President, Global Technology & Innovation512.322.5684
Susan NoldSenior Vice President, Policy and External Affairs512.322.5605
Matthew GeskeVice President, Regional & Local Policy512.322.5654
Travis KrogmanVice President, State & Federal Relations512.322.5629
Zhelun ChenDirector, Federal & State Relations512.322.5693
Alexis GarciaDirector, Regional & Local Policy512.322.5629
Education & Talent Development
Gilbert ZavalaVice President, Education & Talent Development512.322.5644
Erica ColstonAssociate, Education, Administration & Events512.322.5620