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AARO McBee Fellows

The Frank McBee Jr. Fellows Program is a rigorous, 13 month program for civic leadership development.  Frank McBee Jr. Fellowships offer exceptional Central Texas leaders first-hand, practical experience working with regional civic entrepreneurs on a variety of public policy issues that impact the long-term economic and social well-being of Central Texas.

2017 AARO McBee Fellows

Ms. Shilpa Bakre
Communications Strategist – Office of the President
The University of Texas at Austin

Mr. Wes Breyfogle
Chief Executive Officer
ScanData Systems, Inc.

Mr. Christian Fletcher
Executive Director
Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation

Dr. Hannah Gourgey
Consultant

Mr. Clint Harp
Chief of Staff
Lower Colorado River Authority

Ms. Debbie Johnson
Principal
Successful Giving

Mr. Rudolph Metayer
Attorney
Chamberlain McHaney

Mr. James A. Nortey II
Associate Attorney
Duggins Wren Mann & Romero LLP

Mr. Llyas Salahud-din
Director of Major Gifts
LifeWorks

Mr. Juan Tornoe
Partner & Chief Marketing Officer
Cultural Strategies, Inc.

 

McBee Fellow Alumni

Mr. Rodney Ahart
Executive Director
Keep Austin Beautiful
2013

Ms. Theresa Alvarez
Community Development Officer, VP
Wells Fargo
2013

Mr. David Anderson
Principal & Founder
The FORM Collaborative
2009

Mr. Zach Anderson
President
TicketCity
2011

Ms. Stacy Armijo
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Pierpoint Communications
2016

Ms. Becky Arreaga
Founding Partner, President
Mercury Mambo
2010

Ms. Tamara Atkinson
Executive Director
Workforce Solutions – Capital Area Workforce Board
2015

Mr. Writ Baese
President/Owner
Hill Country Payroll
2014

Mr. Brett J. Barnes
Vice President of Development
Long Center for the Performing Arts
2009

Mr. Jeff Barton
Principal & Co-Founder
Gap Strategies
2014

Ms. Fayruz Benyousef
Founder & Principal
Fayruz Benyousef Consulting LLC
2014

Ms. Marina Bhargava
Executive Director
Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
2015

Ms. Rebecca Bray
Senior Traffic Engineer/Planner
RS&H
2013

Mr. Jed Buie
President
Buie & Co.
2007

Mr. Gerardo Castillo
Senior Vice President/Chief of Staff
Capital Metro Transportation Authority
2009

Mr. Edward Charrier
Vice President and General Manager
KLA-Tencor Corporation
2010

Mr. Robert T. Doerr
Account Executive/Commercial Lines Manager
TCOR Insurance Management
2012

Mr. John P. Donisi
Attorney
Drenner Group
2011

Ms. Michelle Earley
Partner
Locke Lord LLP
2016

Ms. Chris Edwards
Assistant City Attorney
City of Austin – Law Department
2008

Mr. Mario A. Espinoza
Civic Leader
2012

Mr. Jimmy Ferguson
President
Maxtab, Inc.
2008

Mr. Scott Flack
President
Live Oak Gottesman
2009

Ms. Erin O’Neil Franz
Executive Director
Taking Care of Texas
2013

Ms. Karen Friese
President
K Friese and Associates, Inc.
2010

Ms. Christie Garbe
Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Central Health
2011

Ms. Myndi Garrett
Civic Leader
2008

Ms. Rebecca Geier
CEO
TREW Marketing
2010

Mr. David Glass
Founder and Owner
Silverado Business Systems Inc.
2008

Mr. Steve Goldsmith
General Manager
Hip Chat
2014

Ms. Patricia E. Gonzales
Public Affairs Consultant
2008

Mr. Dan Graham
CEO, Founder
BuildASign.com
2013

Mr. Larry Graham
Manager – Regulatory Affairs
Texas Gas Service
2013

Ms. Beth Guillot
Principal, President
Fuse Architecture Studio
2010

Mr. Jeff Hahn
Principal
Hahn Public Communications
2007

Mr. August Harris
President
Covenant Financial Solutions
2014

Mr. David Hartman
Partner
Smith, Robertson, Elliott, Glen, Klein & Bell, L.L.P.
2008

Ms. Sara Hickman
Texas State Musician
2015

Mr. Heath K. Hignight
Center Business Director – Upstream Petroleum Engineering Research Center
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
2009

Ms. Amy Holloway
President and CEO
Avalanche Consulting
2010

Mr. Peter Inman
Principal
Camino Real Financial Strategies
2013

Mr. Gerardo Interiano
Head of External Affairs – Texas, Kansas & Missouri
Google Inc.
2016

Ms. Camille Jobe
Partner
Jobe Corral Architects
2016

Ms. Amy J. Jones
President
O’Connell Robertson
2011

Mr. Edward Kargbo
President & General Manager
Yellow Cab Austin
2014

Ms. Karen Kennard
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
2010

Mr. Christopher Kennedy
Chief Executive Officer
Leadership Austin
2007

Mr. Steve Kester
State & Local Government Affairs
Apple
2010

Mr. Kelly C. Kocurek
Partner
DuBois, Bryant & Campbell LLP
2012

Mr. David Laibovitz (deceased)
Formerly, Assistant District Attorney
Travis County District Attorney
2008

Ms. Lindsey Leaverton
Vice President, Wealth Private Advisor
BB&T Bank
2016

Mr. Frank L. Leffingwell
President
Leffingwell & Associates, P.C.
2012

Mr. Mark Madrid
President and CEO
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2016

Mr. Sly Majid
Chief Services Officer
Mayor’s Office – City of Austin
2015

Ms. Kristin Marcum
Chief Operating Officer
Elizabeth Christian Public Relations
2016

Mr. Mark Mayfield
President/CEO
Texas Housing Foundation
2015

Mr. Michael McGill
Senior Auditor
City of Austin
2013

Mrs. Catherine Knapp McHorse
Success by 6 Earl Childhood Education Project Manager
United Way for Greater Austin
2014

Ms. Shannon P. Meroney
President
Meroney Public Affairs
2012

Mr. Thomas Miranda
Founder and Principal
Sparkovation Advisors
2011

Ms. Janet M. Mitchell
CEO
M Group Agency
2009

Mr. Tom Nesbitt
Founder and Partner
DeShazo & Nesbitt LLP
2007

Mr. Howard D. Nirken
Partner
DuBois, Bryant & Campbell LLP
2011

Mr. Mike Odom
President and CEO
Round Rock Chamber
2016

Ms. Tracy LaQuey Parker
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Parker Solutions Group
2016

Mr. Kyle Parks
Partner
Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP
2009

Ms. Lauren Paver
Senior Director, Operations
CLS Partners
2012

Mr. Alan Peters
Senior Managing Director – Austin Office
Savills Studley
2014

Mr. Hondo Powell
Chief of Staff
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative
2015

Ms. Rebecca Powers
Founder
Impact Austin
2008

Ms. Kerri Qunell
Director of Marketing Services
St. Edward’s University
2008

Mr. Shannon H. Ratliff II
Founding Principal
Policy + Design Partners
2008

Dr. Ruth Rechis
Director, Healthy Communities
MD Anderson Cancer Center
2015

Ms. Sarah Richards
Water Program Officer
Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
2016

Ms. Eva Rios-Lleverino
Director of Operations
Capital IDEA
2014

Mr. Miguel Romano
Senior Business Development Officer
American Bank
2015

Ms. Pilar Sanchez
Vice President of Housing & Community Development
Housing Authority of the City of Austin
2013

Ms. Carolyn H. Schwarz
Executive Director
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin & Central Texas
2012

Mr. David R. Shaw
President
Arsenal Advertising + Public Relations
2008

Dr. Jill Siler
Superintendent
Gunter ISD
2011

Mr. Bryant Smith
Executive Director
McCreary Veselka Bragg & Allen, P.C.
2015

Mr. Parc Smith
CEO
American YouthWorks
2015

Ms. Stuart Vick Smith
Wealth Management Partner
Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP
2008

Mr. Ryan Therrell
Director of Business Development
The Beck Group
2012

Mr. Javier Valdez
Senior Solutions Architect
Oracle
2012

Mr. Matthew Valdez
Partner
Den Property Group
2014

Ms. Wendy Varnell
Deputy Executive Director
LifeWorks
2010

Ms. Madge Vasquez
Director of Dental Operations
St. David’s Foundation
2011

Ms. Michelle Wallis
Executive Director of Innovation & Development
Austin Independent School District
2011

Ms. Katy Wells
Civic Leader
2008

Ms. Casie Wenmohs
External Affairs Manager
Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
2013

Ms. Terri Broussard Williams
Vice President of Government Relations
American Heart Association, Southwest Affiliate
2012

Mr. James Paul Wilson
Formerly, VP – East Region
Texas Gas Service
2009

Mr. Lloyd Wilson
Director of Healthcare Practice
Burson-Marsteller
2008

Mr. Kennard Wright
City of Austin
2007