Austin Chamber announces outstanding volunteers for 2019

Posted on 12/12/2019

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce today announced the organization's 2019 Volunteers of the Year who will be recognized during the 142nd Annual Meeting on Feb. 5.

As volunteers, these individuals went above and beyond in supporting the Chamber's mission with their time and talents. They have enhanced the business community's efforts to take on the biggest challenges facing business in Austin.

"The Chamber would not be as successful as it is in helping to create jobs and community prosperity without the generosity of our volunteers from the business community," said Chamber Board Chair Brian Cassidy. "Whether it is helping coordinate our major recruiting trips or sitting down with prospective companies or airlines interested in the Austin region, our volunteers take on a myriad of projects that benefit our region and its economy. Our 2019 volunteers of the year have gone above and beyond in donating their time, expertise, and counsel to the chamber in ways that have truly benefitted our community. I want to congratulate them on earning this honor."

2019 Volunteers of the Year

Air Services Task Force - Doug Driskill, Dell Technologies
Ambassador - Jimmy Walker, Walking W Ranch, LLC
Austin Gives - Marissa Vogel, Aunt Bertha
Customer Experience - Eric Shapiro, Luminex
Economic Development - Joshua Baer, Capital Factory
Education - Sandy Dochen, IBM
Global Technology & Innovation - Krishna Srinivasan, Liveoak Venture Partners
Government Relations - Elizabeth Christian, Elizabeth Christian PR
National Security Innovation - Tony Cucolo, Retired U.S. Army Major General
Programs & Partnership - Liz Hocker, Nasdaq
Regional Infrastructure - Shaun Cranston, Halff Associates
Talent - Kristen Clemmer, Indeed

In addition to recognizing our volunteers, the Austin Chamber's 142nd Annual Meeting will honor Jesús Garza as Austinite of the Year.

The Annual Meeting is open to the public. View more information at