Introducing the Emerge Class of 2015

Introducing the Emerge Class of 2015

While they gather today for the first-ever Emerge Opening Retreat, we’re excited to announce the participants of the 2015 Leadership Austin Emerge Program! This is the ninth 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!

albornoz_franciscoAbby Ames
Breakthrough Austin

baez_celsoHudson Baird

berdan_cathleenErin Bettison
The Beck Group

booth_brittneyMelita Cantu
Paloma Art Productions LLC
brownlow_rachelMichael Choate
McElroy, Sullivan, Miller, Weber & Olmstead, LLP

callender_danaPhoenix Clincy
Camp Gladiator

chartier_monicaAda Corral
Jobe Corral Architects

clowers_justinJonathan Davis
UT at Austin/ Institute for Urban Policy and Research Analysis
contello_meredithBecca Dejean
GCS Technologies

cortez_joshJoanna Drake
University of Texas at Austin

dietrich_aliciaChelsea Elliott
Half-Helen Foundation

dlugokecki-ahn_julieJakub Felkl
Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities
fisher_julieKaty Freshour
West Austin Properties and MOVE Austin Fitness

flores_ashleyJarred Gammon
Influence Opinions

Irina Gomez
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

ghadessy_shaadyHilary Graham
INC Research
gibson_robertCisco Guzman
Merrill Lynch

graham_mackMeagan Harding
Travis County Attorney’s Office

grmela_rebekahBailey Harrington
BIG RED DOG Engineering / Consulting

haggerty_ellieMitch Harris
Austin Theatre Alliance/ Paramount Theatre
aguilar_tonyEmmy  Hill
University Federal Credit Union

hartigan_shannonOmar Hossain

jadhav_vaishaliChristine Jesser
Seton Healthcare Family

jaffe_allisonRudy Jimenez
University of Texas at Austin/ Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence
jones_auroraCasey Johnson
Nossaman LLP

jones_earlDarren Kelley
The University of Texas at Austin – Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

kaleh_staceyPatrick Leahy
US Magistrate of the Western District

kaleh_staceyBryan Lieber
kane_amiMilly Lopez
The University of Texas at Austin – Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

kareithi_martinAdam McKeivier
Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented

Natalie Metzger-Smit

liu_yuejiaoliuBilly Moyer
SOS Leadership
lu_charlesMike Nevergall

manning_chelseaJessica Pino
Ballet Austin

mcadams_joshShea Pullen

mckinley_danClarisa Ramirez
Small Coffee
miller_amandaKatherine Randow
Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (AYC)

milligan_toddJulie Remde
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

mooney_annieMack Reynolds
Green Group Holdings, LLC

morris_hankCrystal Reynolds
BBVA Compass
ornelas_nataliaMark Santos

overton_jenniferNicholle Shaver
Capital Factory

palacios_sylvesterBernard Smalls
Keep Austin Beautiful

perri_christopherErin Smith
Texas Legislative Council
pyburn_lanceNatalie Smith
Frontera Strategy

reeves_jessicaLindsey Stuart
Austin Independent School District

shackelford_davidCaroline Tang
Olgetree Deakins

shmulenson_ilyaChris Tarango
Cultural Strategies
sinclair_arsheillMorgan Thomsen
The Seton Fund

soni_jayaDanielle Urban
Pierpont Communications

sternburg_jarren-wJess Valle
ZACH Theatre

townshend_alixAmanda Villarreal
turner_jeremyScott Weatherford
Jackson Walker LLP

viscosi_ashlandNakeenya Wilson
Travis County Domestic Relations and Family Court Services

whiteside_samSam Youngblood

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 2015 Emerge program presenting sponsor, St. David’s Foundation.