AARO Members
Our Members

AARO’s members are Central Texas thought leaders. They bring diverse perspectives about important long-term issues and work to share AARO insights with a variety of public policy and decision-making bodies in Central Texas.

NameTitleAffiliationDesignation
Scott AlarcónChief Executive OfficerGeorgetown Health FoundationMember
Stacy ArmijoVP - Chief Experience OfficerAmplify Credit UnionMember
Tamara AtkinsonExecutive DirectorWorkforce Solutions - Capital Area Workforce BoardMember
Joe BealConsultantMember
Kyndel BennettChief Executive OfficerCayetano Development
Member
Jeremiah BentleyVP - Marketing & Community AffairsTexas Mutual Insurance CompanyMember
Fayruz BenyousefFounder and PrincipalFayruz Benyousef Consulting LLCMember
Bryan BracewellOwnerSouthside Market & BBQ, Inc.Member
Dr. Denise BradleyVice President, Communications & Community AffairsSt. David's HealthCareMember
Rob BridgesManaging DirectorMarsh WorthamMember
Patricia Young BrownCivic LeaderMember
Dr. Ed BurgerPresident & CEOSt. David's FoundationMember
Dr. Colette Pierce BurnettePresident & CEOHuston-Tillotson UniversityMember
Jon CalvinChief Executive OfficerLone Star Cirlce of CareMember
Amber CardenSenior Vice President, Private Client AdvisorBank of America Private BankMember
C. Brian CassidyManaging Partner - Austin OfficeLocke Lord LLPMember
Emily ChenevertChief Executive OfficerAustin Board of RealtorsMember
Dr. Don ChristianPresident and CEOConcordia UniversityMember
Elizabeth ChristianFounder and CEOElizabeth Christian Public RelationsMember
Derrick ChubbsPresident and CEOCentral Texas FoodbankMember
Randy ClarkePresident and CEOCapital MetroMember
Nicole ConleyManaging DirectorSiebert WilliamsMember
Will ConleyPrincipalAmerican StructurepointMember
C. Wade CooperPartnerJackson Walker LLPMember
Shaun CranstonVice President, Director of Land Development ServicesHalff AssociatesMember
Spencer CronkCity ManagerCity of AustinMember
Tim CrowleyPresident - Austin RegionFrostMember
Dr. Paul CruzSuperintendent of SchoolsAustin Independent School DistrictMember
Ashton Cumberbatch, Jr.Special CounselMcGinnis LochridgeMember
Susan DawsonPresident and Executive DirectorE3 AllianceMember
Sandy DochenCivic LeaderMember
Michael DossPresidentIndependent Bank GroupMember
Betty DunkerleyCivic LeaderCivic InterestMember
Dr. Jodi DuronSuperintendent of SchoolsElgin ISDMember
Pete DwyerOwner & PresidentDwyer Realty CompaniesMember
Michelle EarleyPartnerLocke Lord LLPMember
Brenda EivensCity ManagerCity of Cedar ParkMember
Mark EstradaSuperintendent of SchoolsLockhart ISDMember
Stan FarmerCity ManagerCity of Horseshoe BayMember
Scott FlackPresidentLive OakMember
Paul FletcherChief Executive OfficerWorkforce Solutions, Rural Capital AreaMember
Simone Talma FlowersExecutive Director
Interfaith Action of Central TexasMember
Oscar FogleDirectorGuadalupe-Blanco River AuthorityMember
Tom ForbesPartnerButler Snow LLPMember
Jay FoxPresident - Austin/Round Rock RegionBaylor Scott & WhiteMember
Karen FriesePresidentK Friese + AssociatesMember
John GarrettFounder & CEOCommunity Impact NewspaperMember
Richard GergaskoPresident and CEOTexas Mutual Insurance CompanyMember
Steve GoldsmithHead of Communications ProductsAtlassianMember
Alex GonzalesPartnerDuane Morris LLPMember
Kristie GonzalesGeneral ManagerKVUEMember
Sanford GottesmanPrincipalLive OakMember
Nikki GrahamPresident Bank of America AustinMember
Bob GregoryChairman and PresidentTexas Disposal SystemsMember
Daniel GuerreroConsultantJ.L. Powers and AssociatesMember
Jeff HahnPrincipalHahn PublicMember
Jay HaileyAttorneyJay HaileyMember
Kerry HallExecutive Managing Director, Commercial & Regional BankingTexas Capital BankMember
Adam HauserPresident & CEOMeals on Wheels Central TexasMember
Tam HawkinsPresident and CEOGreater Austin Black Chamber of CommerceMember
Clarke HeidrickAttorneyMcGinnis LochridgeMember
Paul HilgersChief Executive OfficerMTM Collaborative, LLCMember
Joe HoltCivic LeaderMember
John HowardDirector of Global Public Policy - Government AffairsDell Inc.Member
Laura HuffmanPresident and CEOAustin Chamber of CommerceMember
David HuffstutlerCEOSt. David’s HealthCareMember
Pete InmanPrincipalCamino Real Financial StrategiesMember
Rashed IslamVice President, Regional Transportation DirectorHDR Engineering, Inc.Member
Keith B. JacksonSenior Vice PresidentHNTBMember
Bobby JenkinsPresidentABC Home and Commercial ServicesMember
Ashby JohnsonExecutive DirectorCAMPOMember
Amy JonesCEO, PresidentO'Connell RobertsonMember
Christopher KennedyChief Executive OfficerLeadership AustinMember
Ronald KesslerPrincipalRonKesslerGroup LLCMember
Steve KesterDirector of State and Local Government AffairsAppleMember
Ali KhatawPresident/CEOEncotech Engineering ConsultantsMember
Donna KlaegerSenior Vice President of Community ServicesCommunity Resource Centers of Texas, Inc.Member
Steven W. KnebelLeading PartnerMaxwell Locke & Ritter LLPMember
Matt KouriPresident and FounderGood Works Strategic AdvisorsMember
Heather LadageMarket President and PublisherAustin Business JournalMember
Frank LeffingwellTax AttorneyGraves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, PCMember
Sarah Churchill LlamasShareholderWinstead PCMember
Perry LorenzReal Estate DeveloperMember
Pamela MaderePartnerJackson Walker LLP
Missy MandellPresidentMandell & AssociatesMember
Kristin MarcumPresidentElizabeth Christian Public RelationsMember
Dr. George MartinPresidentSt. Edward's UniversityMember
Dr. Charles Martinez, Jr.Dean and Professor - College of EducationThe University of Texas at AustinMember
Cindy MatulaManaging Director, Central Texas Region, Commercial BankingJPMorganChaseMember
Mark MayfieldPresident/CEOTexas Housing FoundationMember
Nikelle MeadePartnerHusch Blackwell LLPMember
Thomas MirandaFounder & CEOSparkovation AdvisorsMember
Janet MitchellCEOM Group AgencyMember
Terry MitchellPresidentMomark DevelopmentMember
Amy Wong MokFounder & CEOAsian American Cultural CenterMember
Susan MooreCorporate Vice President, Government AffairsAMDMember
David MorganCity ManagerCity of GeorgetownMember
Rhonda MundhenkChief Executive OfficerClinical Health Network for TransformationMember
Patti OhlendorfCivic LeaderMember
Dewitt PeartPresident and CEO Downtown Austin AllianceMember
Dr. Richard RhodesPresident/CEOAustin Community College DistrictMember
Jeffrey RichardSenior ConsultantJ.L. Powers and AssociatesMember
Andrea RichardsonExecutive DirectorBluebonnet Trails Community ServicesMember
Geronimo RodriguezChief Advocacy OfficerSeton AscensionMember
Marc RodriguezGovernmental Relations ConsultantThe Offices of Marc A. RodriguezMember
Regina RogoffChief Executive OfficerPeople's Community ClinicMember
Miguel RomanoPresidentAscension Texas FoundationsMember
Jackie SargentGeneral ManagerAustin EnergyMember
Shubhada SaxenaChief Executive OfficerAspire to AgeMember
Dr. Denise SmartDeanMcCoy College of Business Administration, Texas State UniversityMember
David SmithChief Executive OfficerUnited Way For Greater AustinMember
Phyllis SnodgrassChief Executive OfficerAustin Habitat for HumanityMember
Veronica "Ronnye" StidventExecutive DirectorCenter for Women in LawMember
Amy Shaw ThomasExecutive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs ad interimThe University of Texas SystemMember
Tim TimmermanChairmanLower Colorado River AuthorityMember
Betty Balli TorresExecutive DirectorTexas Access to Justice FoundationMember
Dr. Denise TrauthPresidentTexas State UniversityMember
Jeff TriggerPresident La Corsha Hospitality GroupMember
Tyson TuttlePresident & CEOSilcon LabsMember
Doyle ValdezPresidentValco Resource Management Inc.Member
Gary ValdezPresidentFocus Strategies Investment BankingMember
Madge VasquezChief Executive OfficerMission CapitalMember
Barbara WallaceConsultantKuper Sotheby's International RealtyMember
Sharon WatkinsOwnerChez Zee American BistroMember
Michael WhellanPartnerArmbrust & Brown, L.L.P.Member
Ray WilkersonOwnerRay Wilkerson CompaniesMember
Kenneth WilliamsCity ManagerCity of BudaMember
Mark WilliamsCivic LeaderMember
Phil WilsonGeneral ManagerLower Colorado River AuthorityMember
Pete WinsteadShareholderWinstead PCMember
Ellen WoodPresident and CEOvcfoMember
Mike HeiligensteinExecutive DirectorCentral Texas Regional Mobility AuthorityAssociate Member
Fred Heldenfels, IVPresident & CEOHeldenfels Enterprises, Inc.Associate Member
Laura KilcreaseManaging DirectorTriton VenturesAssociate Member
Earl MaxwellCivic LeaderAssociate Member
Darrick McGillRegional Vice PresidentPrimericaAssociate Member
Dr. Nan McRavenPublic Affairs ConsultantMcRaven Associates ConsultingAssociate Member
Catherine Q. MorsePartnerEnoch Kever LLCAssociate Member
Deanna RodriguezVice President of Regulatory and Public AffairsEntergy Texas, Inc.Associate Member
Martha SmileyCounsel to the FirmEnoch Kever PLLCAssociate Member
Steve StappPresident/CEOR BankAssociate Member
Amber WeemsCOO/Publisher/General ManagerVictory Publishing Co.Associate Member