Our Members

AARO Members are business and civic leaders with a heart for public service. We are advocates for and from Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

Board of Directors

  • Sandy Dochen

  • Jeffrey Richard

    Chair Elect
  • Jeff Hahn

    Immediate Past Chair
  • Darrick McGill

  • Kerry Hall

    Education Committee
  • Tamara Atkinson

    Vision Committee
  • Donna Klaeger

    Water Committee
  • Sarah Churchill Llamas

    Health Committee
  • Mark Estrada

    Social Equity Committee
  • Thomas Miranda

    Member Relations Team
  • Michelle Earley

    Transportation Committee
  • Fayruz Benyousef

    At-Large McBee Fellowship Liaison
  • Marc Rodriguez

  • Kristie Gonzales

  • David Smith


AARO Members

*Associate members were previously Active AARO members who maintain an affiliation with the organization.
Name Title Affiliation
Lissa Adams Provost Texas State Technical College
Scott Alarcon Chief Executive Officer Georgetown Health Foundation
Molly Alexander Founder ITP Consulting
Dave Anderson Director of Land Use Policy Drenner Group
Stacy Armijo Sr. VP - Chief Experience Officer Amplify Credit Union
Tamara Atkinson Chief Executive Officer Workforce Solutions - Capital Area Workforce Board
Betty Balli Torres Executive Director Texas Access to Justice Foundation
Kyndel Bennett Chief Executive Officer Cayetano Development, LLC
Jeremiah Bentley Vice President, Marketing and Community Affairs Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Fayruz Benyousef Founder & Principal FBC | Generosity Experts
Karen Bondy General Manager Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority
Kevin Brackmeyer CEO Skillpoint Alliance
Denise Bradley Vice President, Communications & Community Affairs St. David's HealthCare
Rob Bridges Managing Director Marsh Wortham
Ed Burger President and CEO St. David's Foundation
Joseph Cajas III CEO/Owner Cajas Digital Agency / Cajas Cleaners
Jon Calvin Chief Executive Officer Lone Star Circle of Care
Amber Carden Managing Director, Private Client Advisor Bank of America Private Bank
Gregory Casas Co-Managing Shareholder Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Brian Cassidy Managing Partner - Austin Office Locke Lord LLP
Emily Chenevert CEO Austin Board of Realtors
Don Christian President and CEO Concordia University Texas
Sarah Churchill Llamas Principal Michael Best Strategies
Rudy Colmenero Partner Vacek, Kiecke & Colmenero
Will Conley Principal American Structurepoint
Wade Cooper Managing Partner Jackson Walker LLP
John-Michael Cortez Head of Government and Community Affairs Google Fiber
Shaun Cranston Senior Vice President and Central Texas Operations Leader Halff Associates
Spencer Cronk City Manager City of Austin
Tim Crowley Regional President, Austin Region Frost
Ashton Cumberbatch Member McGinnis Lochridge
Kelly Damphousse President Texas State University
Susan Dawson President and Executive Director E3 Alliance
Sandy Dochen Civic Leader Civic Leader - SD
Quincy Dunlap President and CEO Austin Area Urban League
Pete Dwyer Owner & President Dwyer Realty Companies
Michelle Earley Partner O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Brenda Eivens City Manager City of Cedar Park
Mark Estrada Superintendent of Schools Lockhart ISD
Scott Flack President Live Oak
Christian Fletcher Executive Director Marble Falls Economic Development Corporation
Paul Fletcher Chief Executive Officer Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
Oscar Fogle Director Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
Tom Forbes Partner Kemp Smith LLP
Jay Fox President - Austin/Round Rock Region Baylor Scott & White
Karen Friese President K Friese + Associates, Inc.
Montserrat Fuentes President St. Edward's University
John Garrett Founder & CEO Community Impact Newspaper
Steve Goldsmith Head of Product Integrations Atlassian Foundation
Kristie Gonzales VP of TEGNA Operations, President & GM of KVUE TEGNA
Bob Gregory Chaiman & President Texas Disposal Systems
Beth Guillot Principal, President Fuse Architecture Studio
Jeff Hahn Principal Hahn Public
Jay Hailey Director and Secretary Equidad ATX
Kerry Hall Civic Leader Civic Leader - KH
Tam Hawkins President and CEO Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce
David Hays Regional Vice President, Business Development First American Title
Clarke Heidrick Partner McGinnis Lochridge
Mike Heiligenstein Executive Director Central Texas RMA
Paul Hilgers Chief Executive Officer MTM Collaborative, LLC
John Howard Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy Dell Technologies
Laura Huffman President & CEO Civic Solutions Partnership
David Huffstutler CEO St. David's HealthCare
Pete Inman Principal Camino Real Financial Strategies
Rashed Islam Vice President Regional Director HDR Engineering, Inc.
Keith Jackson Senior Vice President HNTB
Bobby Jenkins President ABC Home and Commercial Services
Amy Jones President/CEO O'Connell Robertson
Ron Kessler Principal RonKesslerGroup LLC
Steve Kester Director, State & Local Government Affairs Apple
Ali Khataw President and CEO Encotech Engineering Consultants
Donna Klaeger President Klaeger Consulting, LLC
Steven Knebel Tax Partner Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP
Matt Kouri President and Founder Good Works Strategic Advisors
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Lonnie Limon Managing Director Dieste Inc.
Perry Lorenz Real Estate Developer Perry Lorenz
Kristin Marcum CEO/Owner Elizabeth Christian Public Relations
Charles Martinez Jr. Dean and Professor, College of Education The University of Texas at Austin
Cindy Matula Board of Director and Advisory Director EMH Central NW Austin Operating
Earl Maxwell CEO Civic Leader - EM
Mark Mayfield President/CEO Texas Housing Foundation
Meagan McCoy Jones President and Chief Operating Officer McCoy's Building Supply
Darrick McGill Regional Vice President Primerica Advisors
Nan McRaven Public Affairs Consultant McRaven Associates Consulting
Nikelle Meade Partner Husch Blackwell
Abby Mellott Market President & Publisher Austin Business Journal
Thomas Miranda President & CEO Sparkovation Advisors, Topline Ventures
Janet Mitchell CEO M Group Agency
Terry Mitchell President Momark Development & GroundWork
Amy Mok Founder & CEO Asian American Cultural Center
Susan Moore Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs AMD
Pamela Owens CEO Six Square Black Cultural Arts District/Edge of Your Seat Consulting
Luis Patino Chief Executive Officer Austin PBS - KLRU
Dewitt Peart President and CEO Downtown Austin Alliance
Malini Rajput Market President Capital One
Richard Reddick Associate Dean for Equity, Community Engagement, and Outreach UT Austin
Frank Reilly Partner Potts & Reilly, LLP
Richard Rhodes Chancellor Austin Community College District
Jeffrey Richard Senior Consultant J.L. Powers and Associates
Marc Rodriguez Governmental Relations Consultant The Office of Marc A. Rodriguez
Sergio Rodriguez President and CEO Hector and Gloria Lopez Foundation
Geronimo Rodriguez Jr. Texas Chief Advocacy Officer Ascension Seton
Regina Rogoff Chief Executive Officer People's Community Clinic
Miguel Romano President Seton and Ascension Texas Foundations
Yvette Ruiz VP of Corporate Responsibility JPMorgan Chase
Kerry Rupp General Partner True Wealth Ventures
Llyas Salahud-din Chief Deveopment Officer Texas Empowerment Academy
Shubhada Saxena President Aspire to Age
Martha Smiley Counsel to the Firm Enoch Kever PLLC
David Smith Cheif Executive Officer United Way for Greater Austin
Ronnye Stidvent Executive Director Center for Women in Law
Leslie Sweet Director of Public Affairs H-E-B
Simone Talma Flowers Executive Director Interfaith Action of Central Texas
Tim Timmerman Chairman Lower Colorado River Authority
Jeff Trigger President La Corsha Hospitality Group
Laura Trombley President Southwestern University
Tyson Tuttle Civic Leader Civic Leader - TT
Doyle Valdez President Valco Resource Management Inc.
Sari Vatske President & CEO Central Texas Food Bank
Barbara Wallace Special Counsel Kuper Sotheby's International Realty
Sharon Watkins Owner Chez Zee American Bistro
Michael Whellan Partner Armbrust & Brown, PLLC
Ray Wilkerson Owner Ray Wilkerson Companies
Mark Williams Civic Leader Civic Leader - MW
Pete Winstead Shareholder Winstead PC
Phil Winstead General Manager LCRA
Ellen Wood President and CEO vcfo
Patricia Young Brown Chief Partnerships Officer Design Run Group, LLC
*Associate members were previously Active AARO members who maintain an affiliation with the organization.

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