Welcome 2017 Essential Class!

Welcome 2017 Essential Class!

We are very pleased to announce the participants of the Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2017! Congratulations to the 60 individuals below selected for their community involvement, service, and diversity.

During the year, the Essential class will meet monthly in various locations around Austin to discuss regional issues, enhance their community leadership skills, and develop strong relationships to encourage innovative, collaborative solutions to the challenges facing Central Texas.

For now, please join us in welcoming them into the Leadership Austin family.

armbrust_johnJohn Armbrust
Austin Achieve Public Schools

Celina Bley
Del Valle ISD

blue_sallySally Blue
Sally Blue Consulting

bordin_cristinaCristina Bordin
St. Edward’s University

Garry Brown
Office of Constable Sally Hernandez

buchholtz_patriciaPatricia Buchholtz

Sara Inés Calderón

Melinda Cantu

chavez_marcMarc Chavez
Travis County DA Office

combs_candiceCandice Combs
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church

connolly_danDan Connolly
Comerica Bank

Lewis Conway Jr
Grassroots Leadership


John Daigre
Dell Medical School

Sareta Davis
Travis County DA Office

Jillian Domingue
CareBOX Program

Elizabeth Doyel
League of Conservation Voters

Meredith Duncan
Seton Healthcare Family

erb_stacy-aStacy Erb
Apple Inc.

flores_celesteCeleste Flores
I Live Here, I Give Here

Carrie Frugé Walker
SailPoint Technologies


Jaime Garcia
Extend-A-Care for Kids

glazer_mattMatt Glazer
Austin Young Chamber of Commerce

Teresa Granillo

Nancy Gray
Austin Bar Association

Lane Greer

Monica Guzmán
Community Leader

Julie Hall

Lauren Hammonds
Civitas Learning

hawkins_tamTam Hawkins
Greater Austin Black Chamber

hayes_patriciaPatricia Hayes
PVH Consulting Group

Grace Holland
Breakthrough Austin

Lauren Johnson
ATC Reentry Roundtable

kelly_chariChari Kelly
Travis County DA Office

lesnau_derrickDerrick Lesnau
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas (RMHC)

levy_sara-aSara Levy

long_jennnifer-aJennifer Long
Ann Richards School Foundation

macakiage_kimberlyKimberly Macakiage
Community Care Collaborative

mackowiak_mattMatt Mackowiak
Potomac Strategy Group, LLC

mccarter_tashaTasha McCarter
Sunpower Corporation

Brian O’Reilly
Locke Lord LLP

Lisa Pittman
Feldmann Nagel, LLC

Jessica Sager
Impact Hub Austin / Delta Associates

Courtney Santana
Survive2Thrive Foundation

shah_sameer-aSameer Shah
Marketing Consultant

Stacey Sheridan
CTA Architects Engineers

Deborah Smith
A Clever Production

Hal Speed

steglich_ryanRyan Steglich
Steglich Consulting

Ramesh Swaminathan
City of Austin, Watershed Protection 

John Troy

turk_yasmin-aYasmin Turk

Trenzio Turner

Susan Turrieta
Smith Turrieta Engineering

Mia Washington
Mia the Event Diva & The Gift Bag

Meghan Wells
City of Austin

Erin Whelan

wilkerson_aubreyAubrey Wilkerson
Out Youth

wilson_lizaLiza Wilson
Toybrary Austin

wong_michael Michael Wong
TG&W Engineers, Inc.

Rachael Wyatt
U.S. Trust/Bank of America

Special thank you to our 2017 Essential class presenting sponsor, Seton Healthcare Family.