American Marketing Association - Vice President Emerging Media

The Austin Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is one of the premier professional associations in Central Texas with more than 275 professional members, plus more than 100 student members. Its mission is to advance the marketing profession in Central Texas. 

Served on board as the Austin AMA's first Vice President of Emerging Media & Technology. Setup, tasked to lead and manage the chapter's initial push into Social Media. This included recruiting, managing and motivating 3 volunteer directors, 2 committee members and 15 bloggers. These efforts resulted in 8 new vibrant social media marketing channels (e.g.the AMA Blog, podcast, twitter, SlideShare, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr) and a successful social media event at the AT&T Conference Center that attracted more than 300 paid attendees. Also, oversaw and managed the software and services used to manage the membership CRM system. 


Social Media Club Austin - Co-founder of the Austin Social Media Club

Co-founder along with Connie Reece, Mike Chapman, Cynthia Baker, Chris Leonard, Kelley Burrus, Brenda Thompson, Clint Howell and William Hurley (aka whurley). Mike Chapman put the story in a post here and there is a nice post about it on the Social Media Club blog as well. The chapter has grown to be the largest Social Media Club chapter in the county.

Social Media Club's primary mission is to expand digital media literacy, promote standard technologies, encourage ethical behavior and share best practices. We bring together journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, amateur media creators, citizen journalists, teachers, students, tool makers, and other interested collaborators. Essentially the people who create and consume media who have an interest in seeing the ‘media industry’ evolve for everyone’s benefit. We are more than just USERS, we are the reason the tools exist - we are the people who communicate our thoughts and ideas near and far. Join us and let’s shape the future together!


American Red Cross of Central Texas - Co-founder of Club Red Austin for the American Red Cross of Central Texas.

In 2010 I was approached by the Red Cross board along with several others to co-found and form an organization to address the local chapter's need for younger volunteers and to help support their overall mission. What resulted was  Club Red; a professional group committed to serving the American Red Cross through fundraising, volunteering, mentoring, building awareness, and connecting the community.  Since it's founding the chapter has grown to over 100 members, has held numerous events, raised tens of thousands of dollars and has devoted thousands of volunteer hours in support of our mission. I also served the organization as its longest serving board member. 

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. The Red Cross does this through a focus on five key service area: Disaster Relief, Supporting America's Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services and International Services. The Central Texas Chapter was formed in 1916 and is based in Austin.


Leadership Austin - Alumni Member and Graduate of the Fall 2009 Emerge Class.  

Selected along with 45 other Austin leaders from approximately 400 applicants to be a part of Leadership Austin's Fall 2009 Emerge Class. 

Leadership Austin ignites passion for community leadership. Since 1979, Leadership Austin has developed and created community among leaders from all walks of life. Leadership Austin offers programs that explore critical community issues, develop the leadership skills to address those issues, and foster relationships that help facilitate positive, collaborative change in our community. 


Other volunteer and leadership roles in professional, community and fraternal organizations:

 • Mobile Monday Austin - Member

 • Austin Lean Start-up Circle - Member

 • Austin Hardware Start-up - Member

 • The Milago Home Owner's Association - Past Board Member

 • The St. Clair Condominiums Home Owner's Association - Past Board Member

 • Beta Theta Pi - Past President of the Housing Corporation - Texas A&M Chapter