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AARO builds on the savvy and brainpower of 100 Central Texas leaders from Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop and Burnet Counties. AARO members bring diverse perspectives about critical issues facing the region and work collaboratively to advance the long-term economic and social well-being of Central Texas.

Members are drawn from every sector of the economy, including high-tech industry and manufacturing, real estate, finance, health care, professional firms, the arts, education and charitable groups. Membership in AARO is by invitation only.

Mr. Scott AlarcónChief Executive OfficerGeorgetown Health FoundationMember
Ms. Tamara AtkinsonExecutive DirectorWorkforce Solutions- Capital Area Workforce BoardMember
Ms. Bobbie BarkerCivic LeaderMember
Mr. Joe BealConsultantMember
Mr. Kyndel BennettChief Executive OfficerCayetano Development
Ms. Fayruz BenyousefFounder & PrincipalFayruz Benyousef ConsultingMember
Mr. Charles BettsCivic LeaderMember
Dr. Denise BradleyVice President, Communications & Community AffairsSt. David's HealthCareMember
Mr. Rob BridgesManaging DirectorWortham, L.L.C.Member
Ms. Patricia Young BrownChief Executive OfficerThinkeryMember
Mr. Tony C. BudetPresident/CEOUniversity Federal Credit UnionMember
Dr. Colette Pierce BurnettePresident & CEOHuston-Tillotson UniversityMember
Dr. John Sibley ButlerProfessor - IC² InstituteThe University of Texas at AustinMember
Mr. Kent CagleCity ManagerCity of LeanderMember
Ms. Amber CardenPrivate Client Advisor, Senior Vice PresidentUS Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth ManagementMember
Mr. C. Brian CassidyManaging Partner - Austin OfficeLocke Lord LLPMember
Dr. Don ChristianPresident and CEOConcordia UniversityMember
Ms. Elizabeth ChristianPresidentElizabeth Christian Public RelationsMember
Mr. Tim CrowleyPresident - Austin RegionFrostMember
Ms. Adriana CruzPresidentGreater San Marcos PartnershipMember
Dr. Paul CruzSuperintendentAustin Independent School DistrictMember
Mr. Ashton Cumberbatch, Jr.Policy AdvisorOffice of Steve AdlerMember
Mr. Mark CurryCommunity Bank PresidentWells FargoMember
Ms. Susan DawsonPresident and Executive DirectorThe E3 AllianceMember
Mr. Sandy DochenManager, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate AffairsIBMMember
Mr. Pete DwyerOwner & PresidentDwyer Realty CompaniesMember
Ms. Brenda EivensCity ManagerCity of Cedar ParkMember
Mr. Howard FalkenbergPresidentStaats FalkenbergMember
Mr. Scott FlackPresidentLive Oak-GottesmanMember
Ms. Simone Talma FlowersExecutive Director
Interfaith Action of Central TexasMember
Mr. Oscar FogleDirectorGuadalupe-Blanco River AuthorityMember
Mr. Tom ForbesPartnerKemp Smith LLPMember
Ms. Karen FriesePresidentK Friese & Associates, Inc.Member
Mr. John GarrettPublisher and FounderCommunity Impact NewspapersMember
Mr. Alex GonzalesShareholderAustin - Winstead PCMember
Mr. Sanford GottesmanPrincipalLive Oak GottesmanMember
Mr. Bob GregoryChairman & PresidentTexas Disposal SystemsMember
Ms. Laurie HadleyCity ManagerCity of Round RockMember
Mr. Jeff HahnPrincipalHahn PublicMember
Mr. Jay HaileyPartnerDLA Piper US LLPMember
Mr. David HaysSenior Vice PresidentGeorgetown TitleMember
Mr. Fred Heldenfels IVPresident & CEOHeldenfels Enterprises, Inc.Member
Mr. Clarke HeidrickAttorneyGraves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, PCMember
Mr. Paul HilgersChief Executive OfficerAustin Board of REALTORSMember
Mr. Joe HoltCivic LeaderMember
Ms. Laura HuffmanState DirectorThe Nature ConservancyMember
Mr. David HuffstutlerCEOSt. David’s HealthCareMember
Mr. Pete InmanPrincipalCamino Real Financial StrategiesMember
Mr. Keith B. JacksonSenior Vice PresidentHNTBMember
Mr. Bobby JenkinsPresidentABC Home and Commercial ServicesMember
Mr. Ashby JohnsonExecutive DirectorCAMPOMember
Mr. Edward KargboPresidentGreater Austin Transportation CompanyMember
Mr. Christopher KennedyChief Executive OfficerLeadership AustinMember
Mr. Ronald KesslerPrincipalRonKesslerGroup LLCMember
Mr. Ali KhatawPresident/CEOEncotech Engineering ConsultantsMember
Mr. Steve KnebelLeading PartnerMaxwell Locke & Ritter LLPMember
Mr. Matt KouriStrategic Impact AdvisorMember
Ms. Heather LadageMarket President and PublisherAustin Business JournalMember
Mr. Frank LeffingwellPresidentLeffingwell Law, P.C.Member
Mr. Tom LockePresidentTexas Methodist FoundationMember
Mr. Perry LorenzReal Estate DeveloperMember
Ms. Judy MaggioEditorial Director - News and Public AffairsKLRU-TVMember
Ms. Missy MandellPresidentMandell & Associates, LLCMember
Dr. George MartinPresidentSt. Edward's UniversityMember
Ms. Patsy Woods MartinExecutive DirectorAnnie's ListMember
Mr. Earl MaxwellChief Executive OfficerSt. David's FoundationMember
Mr. Nyle MaxwellPrincipalMaxwell Pontiac GMCMember
Mr. Mark MayfieldPresident/CEOTexas Housing FoundationMember
Mr. Darrick McGillRegional Vice PresidentPrimericaMember
Dr. Nan McRavenPublic Affairs ConsultantMcRaven Associates ConsultingMember
Ms. Nikelle MeadePartnerHusch Blackwell LLPMember
Mr. Ross MilloyPresidentThe Greater Austin-San Antonio Corridor CouncilMember
Mr. Thomas MirandaFounder & PrincipalSparkovation AdvisorsMember
Ms. Janet MitchellCEOM Group AgencyMember
Ms. Amy Wong MokFounder & CEOAsian American Cultural CenterMember
Mr. David MorganCity ManagerCity of GeorgetownMember
Ms. Catherine Q. MorseGeneral Counsel and Director of Public AffairsSamsung Austin Semiconductor, LLCMember
Ms. Patti OhlendorfVice President for Legal AffairsThe University of Texas at AustinMember
Mr. Dewitt PeartPresident and CEO Downtown Austin AllianceMember
Ms. MariBen RamseyAttorney & ConsultantMember
Dr. Richard RhodesPresident/CEOAustin Community College DistrictMember
Mr. Jeffrey RichardSenior ConsultantJ.L. Powers and AssociatesMember
Mr. Carl S. Richie, Jr.AttorneyMember
Ms. Deanna RodriguezVice President of Regulatory and Public AffairsEntergy Texas, Inc.Member
Mr. Geronimo RodriguezChief Advocacy OfficerSeton Healthcare FamilyMember
Mr. Marc RodriguezGovernmental Relations ConsultantMarc A. RodriguezMember
Ms. Regina RogoffChief Executive OfficerPeople's Community ClinicMember
Ms. Cookie RuizExecutive DirectorBallet AustinMember
Dr. Ed SharpeClinical Professor and Senior Advisor to the ProvostThe University of Texas at AustinMember
Mr. Lynn ShermanOwnerLynn Sherman Law Firm and Consulting PLLCMember
Dr. Denise SmartDeanMcCoy College of Business Administration, Texas State UniversityMember
Dr. Bill SpencerCivic LeaderMember
Mr. Tim TaylorPartnerJackson Walker LLPMember
Ms. Amy Shaw ThomasVice Chancellor for Academic and Health Affairs The University of Texas SystemMember
Mr. Tim TimmermanChairmanLower Colorado River AuthorityMember
Dr. Denise TrauthPresidentTexas State UniversityMember
Mr. Doyle ValdezPresidentValco Resource Management Inc.Member
Mr. Gary ValdezPresidentFocus Strategies Investment BankingMember
Ms. Barbara WallaceConsultantKuper Sotheby's International RealtyMember
Ms. Sharon WatkinsOwnerChez Zee American BistroMember
Ms. Linda WatsonPresident & CEOCapital MetroMember
Ms. Amber WeemsCOO/Publisher/General ManagerVictory Publishing Co.Member
Mr. Michael WhellanShareholderGraves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, PCMember
Mr. Phil WilsonGeneral ManagerLower Colorado River AuthorityMember
Mr. Ray WilkersonChairmanCentral Texas Regional Mobility AuthorityMember
Mr. Pete WinsteadShareholderWinstead PCMember
Ms. Ellen WoodPresident and CEOvcfoMember
Ms. Suzanna CaballeroSenior Vice PresidentVantage Bank TexasAssociate Member
Dr. Richard FonteCivic LeaderAssociate Member
Ms. Elizabeth S. GonzalesFinancial Services ProfessionalNew York Life Insurance CompanyAssociate Member
Mr. Brian GreigSenior PartnerNorton Rose FulbrightAssociate Member
Mr. Mike HeiligensteinExecutive DirectorCentral Texas Regional Mobility AuthorityAssociate Member
Mr. Jon HockenyosPresidentTXPAssociate Member
Ms. Laura KilcreaseManaging DirectorTriton VenturesAssociate Member
Ms. Donna KlaegerPartnerHill Country StrategiesAssociate Member
Ms. Rebecca KleinPrincipalKlein Energy LLCAssociate Member
Mr. Carlos LirianoDealer PrincipalLost Pines ToyotaAssociate Member
Ms. Rosie MendozaManaging Shareholder, CPAR. Mendoza & Company, P.C.Associate Member
Mr. Jim MillsCivic LeaderAssociate Member
Mr. Shannon H. Ratliff IIFounding PrincipalPolicy+Design Partners, LLCAssociate Member
Mr. Jon E. SloanCivic LeaderAssociate Member
Ms. Martha SmileyCounsel to the FirmEnoch Kever PLLCAssociate Member
Ms. Diana ZunigaPresidentInvestors Alliance Inc.Associate Member