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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Richard Weiss

President

Richard founded Weiss Architecture in 2003 after working at both local and international design firms. He is the lead designer for a diverse group of commercial, workplace, hospitality, academic, and civil buildings.

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Greg Cavitt

Treasurer

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Jennie Branch

Immediate Past President

In her 33 years in art consulting, Jennie has forged a reputation for providing an all-encompassing scope of services to address the needs of corporate clients, specializing in creating and placing site-specific artwork.

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Laura Esparza

Member

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Nhat Ho

Member

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Steve Miller

Member

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James Russell

Member

As an active member of the Austin community, James serves on the board for many organizations including the Trail of Lights Foundation, the Police Activities League of Austin, and the Parkland Events Taskforce.

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Katie Walker

Member

Katie has a background in visual arts, multimedia video, and animation. She is passionate about fostering community and inclusivity in Austin's growing art scene. When not at her desk, she enjoys exploring the hike and bike trails around town with her two sons.

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Jonathon Todd

Vice President

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Christina Ayer

Secretary

Christina is a native Austinite and Controller of Kerbey Lane Café. She loves spending time outside with her family, playing tennis, and enjoying all that Austin has to offer.

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Aan Coleman

Member

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Stephen Fenoglio 

Member

An Attorney, Stephen has lived in Austin since 1985 and has been active in leadership positions with a variety of non-profits. He is an avid collector of art and good friends and he finds his happy place (when not at the UMLAUF) in the remote mountains of the western US and Canada.

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Nikelle Meade

Member

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Amber Parker-Collins

Member

High school teacher and Philanthropist, Amber – along with her four children – have called Austin home for 23 years. She is passionate about youth programming and keeping art accessible to the Austin community. 

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Julie Schechter

Member

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Mark Williams

Member

Mark has been actively involved for many years in a wide variety of governmental and non-profit roles in the Austin community, and currently serves on the boards of the Trail of Lights Foundation, Central Texas Food Bank, and many more.

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