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Meet the Leader: Aj Jemison Coffee

Meet the Leader: Aj Jemison Coffee

Mark your calendar today and make plans to join us for our 2017-2018 Meet the Leader, season opener! We are pleased to announce, Aj Jemison Coffee, General Manager, Endeavor will kick off this year’s Meet the Leader series. Featured in the Austin Business Journal’s 2016…

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Ron Kessler to be honored with Exceptional Award for Honorary Alumnus

Ron Kessler to be honored with Exceptional Award for Honorary Alumnus

By Elizabeth McGuire Of the many attributes listed on Ron Kessler’s bio, a very important one is missing: he writes bad poetry really well. Kessler takes great pride in this skill, although many of his colleagues may not know about it. One recent poem, crafted…

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Meet the Leader: Andy Sernovitz

Meet the Leader: Andy Sernovitz

We hope you will join us for our next Meet the Leader session with Andy Sernovitz CEO, GasPedal and SocialMedia.org and author of  Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking. The Meet the Leader series provides an intimate gathering to give alumni…

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Cookie Ruiz To Be Presented Polly Scallorn Community Trustee Award

Cookie Ruiz To Be Presented Polly Scallorn Community Trustee Award

By: Elizabeth McGuire Cookie Ruiz grew up a child of the world. The daughter of a U-2 pilot who flew high-altitude reconnaissance, she lived in remote locations all over the globe. That childhood gave Ruiz a sense of worldliness and connection that she still carries…

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How to Save a Life- Ascendant Award Honoree Lydia Clay

How to Save a Life- Ascendant Award Honoree Lydia Clay

By: Elizabeth McGuire There are many reasons a rising star professional might join a leadership development program: to build skills, expand her network, connect with the community. Saving a life is not usually one of them. But that is exactly what happened when two women…

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Alumni on the move: March

Alumni on the move: March

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Meet the Leader: Commissioner Jeff Travillion

Meet the Leader: Commissioner Jeff Travillion

We hope you will join us for our next Meet the Leader session on April 26 with Jeff Travillion, Travis County Commissioner, Precinct One. The Meet the Leader series provides an intimate gathering to give alumni the opportunity to meet an important figure in our…

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Best Party Ever Honoree Announcement

Best Party Ever Honoree Announcement

Three noteworthy Austinites will be honored for their contributions to the Austin community in an upcoming celebration hosted by Leadership Austin. Ballet Austin Executive Director Cookie Ruiz, Ron Kessler of the Ron Kessler Group, and Lydia Clay of Momark Development were selected based on their…

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