145th Annual Meeting
Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
11:00 a.m. Registration & Reception
12:00 p.m. Lunch & Program Begins
In celebration of 145 years of serving as the voice of the business community, we will hold our annual membership meeting to introduce our incoming board chair Ali Khataw, celebrate what we've accomplished, and focus on what lies ahead.
This is also when the Austinite of the Year Award is bestowed upon a community leader who is instrumental in making our city an extraordinary place to live and prosper. The Chamber's highest honor has previously been held by Dr. Collette Pierce Burnette (2021), Susan Dawson (2020), and Jesús Garza (2019).
Austinite of the Year
We are honored to name Roy Spence as the 2022 Austinite of the Year. Roy Spence is the cofounder and chairman of GSD&M, a purpose-based marketing, advertising, and idea machine. He is also the cofounder and CEO of The Purpose Institute, as well as founder and CEO of the Make It Movement. Roy has been an integral part of making positive change in our city and state. He has consistently served his community with creativity and passion. Learn more about Roy’s accomplishments in articles covered by the Austin Business Journal and the Austin American-Statesman.
Special performance from Ray Benson
Joining us to celebrate our Austinite of the Year is the legendary Ray Benson. Benson is the front man and founder of the world-renowned Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel. For forty years, he has been the driving force behind “The Wheel” and has overseen the release of more than 25 albums, countless tours, and has won nine GRAMMY™ Awards.
Honoring our Chamber leaders
2023 Board of Directors
|Ali Khataw, Encotech Engineering||Michael Crowl, University Federal Credit Union||Michele Glaze, Samsung Austin Semiconductor|
|Rudy Garza, Garza EMC||Jennifer Davis, Dell Technologies||Rex Gore, Cleanscapes|
|Fred Heldenfels, Heldenfels Enterprises||David Bader, Bank of America||JJ Gottsch, Austin Gamblers|
|Karen Kennard, Greenburg Trauring LLP||Alison Walgren, Deloitte||Ruth Hughs, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP|
|Nicole Conley, Sibert William Shank||Mojdeh Gharbi, Certain Affinity||Rashed Islam, HDR Engineering|
|Gary Farmer, Heritage Title Company of Austin||Jason Kelley, IBM||Chuck Lipscomb, JE Dunn Construction|
|Bobby Jenkins, ABC Commercial Services||Preson James, II, DivInc||Nikelle Meade, Husch Blackwell LLP|
|David Jabour, Twin Liqours||Gustavo Lasala, PeopleFund||Terry Mitchell, Momark Development|
|Kristin Marcum, ECPR||Marianne Ward-Peradoza, St. Edward's University||Andi Sculll, HOPE Outdoor Gallery|
|Stacy Armijo, Amplify Credit Union||Kristy Attaway, Hill & Wilkinson||Duff Stewart, GSD&M|
|Joyce Durst, Growth Acceleration Partners||Andy Davis, Ascension Texas||Tamara Atkinson, Workforce Solutions, Captial Area|
|Mason Ayer, Kerbey Lane Café||Tamara Fields, Accenture||Dianne Bangle, Real Estate Council of Austin|
|Scott Haywood, HNTB||Dillan Knudson, PNC Bank||Tina Cannon, Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce|
|Mark Ramsuer, Pape-Dawson Engineers||Samantha Lamantia Luchak, Favorite Brands||Jerry Frey, Savills, Inc.|
|Denise Davis, Davis Kaufman||Ric Mussiett, Archer Hotel||Tam Hawkins, Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce|
|Nestor Ho, Silicon Labs||Lynda Rife, Rifeline Consulting||Ed Latson, Austin Regional Manufacturers Association|
|Shaun Cranston, Halff Associates||AJ Rodriguez, Texas 2036||Joana Ortiz, Austin Young Chamber|
|Don Christian, Concordia University||Tim Timmerman, Commerce Texas Properties||Jordan Robinson, Round Rock Chamber|
|Pete Phillips, Amazon||Kevin Young, Jacobs Engineering||Brittney Rodriguez, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce|
|Jeremiah Bentley, Texas Mutual Insurance Company||Dave Anderson, Drenner Group|
Thank you to our sponsors!
2023 Exclusive Live Music Partner
|ABC Home & Commercial Services||SOAL Technologies|
|Austin Community College||Southwest Airlines|
|Baylor Scott & White Health||Texas Mutual Insurance Company|
|O'Connell Robertson||Twin Liquors|
|Real Estate Council of Austin||University Federal Credit Union|
Terms & Conditions
Please contact Sponsor@austinchamber.com for table reservations or sponsorship opportunities.
The Austin Chamber of Commerce must maintain a cancellation policy for events in order to properly plan for catering, venue expenses, and marketing efforts. Unless stated otherwise, Chamber reservations must be canceled 5 business days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. All refunds will be issued 10 days after the event. No refunds will be issued for nonattendance. You are welcome to send another member of your staff in your place.