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
Fayruz BenyousefFounder and PrincipalFayruz Benyousef Consulting LLCMember
Charles BettsCivic LeaderMember
Bryan BracewellOwnerSouthside Market & BBQ, Inc.Member
Dr. Denise BradleyVice President, Communications & Community AffairsSt. David's HealthCareMember
Rob BridgesManaging DirectorMarsh WorthamMember
Patricia Young BrownChief Executive OfficerThinkeryMember
Tony C. BudetPresident/CEOUniversity Federal Credit UnionMember
Dr. Ed BurgerPresident & CEOSt. David's FoundationMember
Dr. Colette Pierce BurnettePresident & CEOHuston-Tillotson UniversityMember
Amber CardenSenior Vice President, Private Client AdvisorBank of America Private BankMember
C. Brian CassidyManaging Partner - Austin OfficeLocke Lord LLPMember
Dr. Don ChristianPresident and CEOConcordia UniversityMember
Elizabeth ChristianFounder and CEOElizabeth Christian Public RelationsMember
Derrick ChubbsPresident and CEOCentral Texas FoodbankMember
Randy ClarkePresident and CEOCapital MetroMember
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 CruzSuperintendentAustin 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
Pete DwyerOwner & PresidentDwyer Realty CompaniesMember
Michelle EarleyPartnerLocke Lord LLPMember
Brenda EivensCity ManagerCity of Cedar ParkMember
Mark EstradaSuperintendentLockhart ISDMember
Scott FlackPresidentLive OakMember
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
Richard GergaskoPresident and CEOTexas Mutual Insurance CompanyMember
Steve GoldsmithHead of Communications ProductsAtlassianMember
Alex GonzalesPartnerDuane Morris LLPMember
Kristie GonzalesGeneral MangerKVUEMember
Sanford GottesmanPrincipalLive OakMember
Nikki GrahamPresident Bank of America AustinMember
Bob GregoryChairman & PresidentTexas Disposal SystemsMember
Jeff HahnPrincipalHahn PublicMember
Jay HaileyAttorneyJay HaileyMember
Adam HauserPresident & CEOMeals on Wheels Central TexasMember
Tam HawkinsPresident and CEOGreater Austin Black Chamber of CommerceMember
David HaysSenior Vice PresidentGeorgetown TitleMember
Clarke HeidrickAttorneyMcGinnis LochridgeMember
Paul HilgersChief Executive OfficerMTM Collaborative, LLCMember
Joe HoltCivic LeaderMember
John HowardDirector of Global Public Policy - Government AffairsDell Inc.Member
Laura HuffmanState DirectorThe Nature ConservancyMember
David HuffstutlerCEOSt. David’s HealthCareMember
Pete InmanPrincipalCamino Real Financial StrategiesMember
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 ServicesTexas Housing FoundationMember
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
Perry LorenzReal Estate DeveloperMember
Judy MaggioEditorial Director - News and Public AffairsKLRU-TVMember
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
Earl MaxwellChief Executive OfficerSt. David's FoundationMember
Nyle MaxwellPrincipalMaxwell Pontiac GMCMember
Mark MayfieldPresident/CEOTexas Housing FoundationMember
Darrick McGillRegional Vice PresidentPrimericaMember
Nikelle MeadePartnerHusch Blackwell LLPMember
Thomas MirandaFounder & CEOSparkovation AdvisorsMember
Janet MitchellCEOM Group AgencyMember
Amy Wong MokFounder & CEOAsian American Cultural CenterMember
David MorganCity ManagerCity of GeorgetownMember
Rhonda MundhenkChief Executive OfficerLone Star Circle of CareMember
Patti OhlendorfCivic LeaderMember
Dewitt PeartPresident and CEO Downtown Austin AllianceMember
MariBen RamseyAttorney & ConsultantMember
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
Luis RodriguezPresident & CEOGreater Austin Hispanic Chamber of CommerceMember
Marc RodriguezGovernmental Relations ConsultantThe Offices of Marc A. RodriguezMember
Regina RogoffChief Executive OfficerPeople's Community ClinicMember
Miguel RomanoPresidentAscension Texas FoundationsMember
Jackie SargentGeneral ManagerAustin EnergyMember
Dr. Ed SharpeClinical Professor and Senior Advisor to the ProvostThe University of Texas at AustinMember
Dr. Denise SmartDeanMcCoy College of Business Administration, Texas State UniversityMember
Ryan TherrellDirector of Client ServicesThe Beck GroupMember
Amy Shaw ThomasExecutive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs ad interimThe University of Texas SystemMember
Jeff ThomasCivic LeaderMember
Tim TimmermanChairmanLower Colorado River AuthorityMember
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
Kenneth WilliamsCity ManagerCity of BudaMember
Mark WilliamsCivic LeaderMember
Phil WilsonGeneral ManagerLower Colorado River AuthorityMember
Ray WilkersonOwnerRay Wilkerson CompaniesMember
Pete WinsteadShareholderWinstead PCMember
Ellen WoodPresident and CEOvcfoMember
Mark CurryCivic LeaderAssociate Member
Mike HeiligensteinExecutive DirectorCentral Texas Regional Mobility AuthorityAssociate Member
Fred Heldenfels, IVPresident & CEOHeldenfels Enterprises, Inc.Associate Member
Laura KilcreaseManaging DirectorTriton VenturesAssociate Member
Dr. Nan McRavenPublic Affairs ConsultantMcRaven Associates ConsultingAssociate Member
Thomas MirandaFounder & CEOSparkovation AdvisorsAssociate Member
Catherine Q. MorsePartnerEnoch Kever LLCAssociate Member
Deanna RodriguezVice President of Regulatory and Public AffairsEntergy Texas, Inc.Associate Member
Cookie RuizExecutive DirectorBallet AustinAssociate Member
Steve StappPresident/CEOR BankAssociate Member
Martha SmileyCounsel to the FirmEnoch Kever PLLCAssociate Member
Amber WeemsCOO/Publisher/General ManagerVictory Publishing Co.Associate Member