Councils & Committees

We have a number of councils and committees that are open to our members. If you're interested in joining a council or committee, you can fill out our interest survey at the link below or contact customers@austinchamber.com.

FILL OUT OUR COUNCILS & COMMITTEES INTEREST SURVEY


Aviation Committee

The Aviation Committee works with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on expanding the airfield and improving service, frequency, and competitive prices for nonstop service. Expanding Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is critical to meet the region’s growing demand for air service. An expanded airport also provides opportunities for more nonstop domestic and international flights to give Austinites access to more markets, more tourists, more jobs, and a better quality of life for our region. Learn More

MEETING FREQUENCY

WHO CAN SERVE

STAFF LIAISON

CHAIR

4X Annually

Members, approved by the Chair

Travis Krogman

Doug Driskill,
Dell Technologies


Ambassadors Committee

Ambassadors serve as the welcome arm of the Chamber, welcoming new members and promoting member involvement. Ambassadors volunteer for company ribbon cuttings and foster engagement by hosting new members many civic and social functions. Learn More

MEETING FREQUENCY

WHO CAN SERVE

STAFF LIAISONS

CO-CHAIRS

MonthlyMembers

Karen Cole

Jenna Rodarte

Jenna Hardenberg,
BlueCotton

MonthlyMembers

Lauren Wright

Mickayla Juroff
Front Steps

Austin Business Owners Council

The Business Owners Council provides a forum where businesses can have a voice on local issues of importance, meet with district city council members and make business connections. Learn More

MEETING FREQUENCY

WHO CAN SERVE

STAFF LIAISON

CO-CHAIRS

10X Annually

Open to any member that is an Owner, Founder, CEO or Principal

Karen Cole

David Jabour,
Twin Liquors

10X AnnuallyOpen to any member that is an Owner, Founder, CEO or PrincipalJessica Scanlon,

Hotdog Marketing



Education & Workforce Council

The Chamber Education Council consists of C-level business leaders who provide leadership on Chamber education and talent development strategies, policy priorities, and initiatives aiming to strengthen our Central Texas talent pipeline.

MEETING FREQUENCY

WHO CAN SERVE

STAFF LIAISON

CHAIR

Members, approved by the chair

Eric Hale

Geronimo Rodriguez, Ascension Texas

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing the financial condition of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and reporting to the Board of Directors on a regular basis. This committee also selects the certified public accounting firm to conduct an annual independent audit.

MEETING FREQUENCY

WHO CAN SERVE

STAFF LIAISON

CHAIR

4X Annually

Corporate accounting and public financial executives, as approved by the Chair

Maren SandlerNicole Conley,
Siebert Williams Shank & Co.

Infrastructure Council

The Infrastructure Council discusses issues related to regional mobility and infrastructure. Planning for future growth and ensuring the region has a solid foundation to support our growth. This means advocating for policies that allow people to live, work, and play across Austin. We believe accomplishing this requires taking an “all-of-the-above” approach, whether that be road expansion projects, transit investments, utility infrastructure, or micro-mobility. Learn more

MEETING FREQUENCYWHO CAN SERVESTAFF LIAISON
CHAIR

Monthly

Members, approved by the Chair

Travis Krogman

Scott Haywood,
HNTB


Local Government Relations Council

The Local Government Relations Council is comprised of local business leaders who inform the Chamber's stances on policy issues before city and county governments Learn More

MEETING FREQUENCYWHO CAN SERVESTAFF LIAISON
CHAIRS

Monthly

Members

Taylor NkolloTrey Salinas,
3 Point Partners

State & Federal Government Relations Council

The State & Federal Government Relations Council is comprised of local business leaders who inform the Chamber's stances on policy issues before the state and federal government. Learn More

MEETING FREQUENCYWHO CAN SERVESTAFF LIAISON
CHAIRS

Monthly

Members

Travis Krogman
Denise Davis,

Davis Kaufman PLLC