Announcing the Emerge Class of 2014!

While they gather today for the first-ever Emerge Opening Retreat, we’re excited to announce the participants of the 2014 Leadership Austin Emerge Program! This is the eighth Emerge class since the program’s inception in 2007. Please help us congratulate the 55 individuals selected this year and welcome them to the Leadership Austin family!

aguilar_tonyTony Aguilar
Student Loan Benefits

albornoz_franciscoFrancisco Albornoz

baez_celsoCelso Baez, III
Capital Metro

berdan_cathleenCathleen Berden
The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas

booth_brittneyBrittney Booth

brownlow_rachelRachel Brownlow
Your Written Word, LLC

callender_danaDana Callender
Stellar Impeller

chartier_monicaMonica Chartier
The University of Texas at Austin

clowers_justinJustin Clowers
Clarke Kent Plumbing

contello_meredithMeredith Contello
SHW Group

cortez_joshJosh Cortez

dietrich_aliciaAlicia Dietrich
Harry Ransom Center

dlugokecki-ahn_julieJulie Dlugokecki Ahn
KIPP Austin Public Schools

fisher_julieJulie Fisher
Samsung Austin Semiconductor

flores_ashleyAshley Nicole Flores
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings

fridlund_davidDavid Fridlund
Next to New / St. David’s Episcopal Church

ghadessy_shaadyShaady Ghadessy
W Austin Hotel

gibson_robertRob Gibson
City of Austin Health and Human Services

glazer_mattMatt Glazer
Austin Young Chamber of Commerce

graham_mackMack Graham
LifeWorks Austin

grmela_rebekahRebekah Grmela
Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau

haggerty_ellieEllie Haggerty
St. David’s Foundation

hartigan_shannonShannon Hartigan
St. David’s Foundation

jadhav_vaishaliVaishali Jadhav
Whole Foods Market

jaffe_allisonAllison Jaffe
Allison Jaffe Interior Design LLC

jones_auroraAurora Martinez Jones
The Martinez Jones Law Firm, PLLC

jones_earlEarl Jones
Matt Stillwell for City Council

kaleh_staceyStacey Kaleh
Blanton Museum of Art

kane_amiAmi Kane

kareithi_martinMartin Kareithi
Capital Metro

link_lizLiz Link
Seton Healthcare Family

liu_yuejiaoliuYuejiao Liu
City of Austin

lu_charlesCharles Lu
The University of Texas at Austin

manning_chelseaChelsea Manning

mcadams_joshJosh McAdams
McAdams Therapy

mckinley_danDan McKinley
Lead Commercial

miller_amandaAmanda Miller
Travis County 4-H CAPITAL

milligan_toddTodd Milligan
Titan Valuation

mooney_annieAnnie Mooney

morris_hankHank Morris
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

ornelas_nataliaNatalia Ornelas
Out Youth

overton_jenniferJenny Overton
Wells Fargo Commercial Bank

palacios_sylvesterSylvester Palacios
Pierpont Communications

perri_christopherChris Perri
Chris Perri Law Firm

pyburn_lanceLance Pyburn
Texas 4000

reeves_jessicaJessica Reeves
Voto Latino

shackelford_davidDavid Shackelford
Seton Healthcare Family

shmulenson_ilyaIlya Shmulenson
Keep Austin Beautiful

sinclair_arsheillAr’Sheill Sinclair
Texas State Alliance of YMCAs

soni_jayaJaya Soni
Huston-Tillotson University

sternburg_jarren-wJarren Wenderlein Sternburg
Dell, Inc.

townshend_alixAllie Townshend
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc.

turner_jeremyJeremy Turner
The Atypical Mechanic

viscosi_ashlandAshland Viscosi
Austin Film Society

whiteside_samSamuel Whiteside
Thomas Allen Real Estate Advisors

The Emerge program is a gathering of community-minded, high-potential young professionals who want to build relationships and gain leadership skills to make a difference in the Austin community. Emerge provides an exceptional opportunity to connect with other young leaders and strengthen the critical skills necessary for community leadership roles.

Special thank you to our 2014 Emerge program presenting sponsor, St. David’s Foundation.