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Leadership Council

The Texas State University Development Foundation Leadership Council supports and furthers the mission of Texas State University through service, fundraising, and engagement. In 2017, the Development Foundation Board of Trustees approved a strategic plan to support the university in achieving a $400 million endowment toward its path to the National Research University fund. Members of the Leadership Council act as advisors and volunteers to assist in achieving this goal.

Julia Atherton

Dallas
Executive Vice President
Reach Media

Austin Bertrand

Dallas
Vice President & Senior Estate Administrator
Northern Trust Corp.

Devin Blass

Houston
Director of Manufacturing
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Patrick Boyle

Kerrville
Recreation Therapist
Department of Veterans Affairs, South Texas Veterans Health Care System

Brenda Bustillos

Williamsburg, VA
Chief of Education & Research, Department of Nutritional Medicine
Brooke Army Medical Center

Florence Carlsson

Seguin
Controller
BRG Group

Steven Dietz

Saint Johns, FL
Senior Vice President
Ameris Bank

Robert Doerr

San Marcos
Account Executive
TCOR Management

Chris Elley

Austin
Chief Innovation Officer
iCoreConnect Inc.

Lisa Fullerton

San Antonio
President & CEO
A Novel Idea, LLC

Shelby Galvin

San Jose, CA
Functional Lead, Finance and Planning Technology
Netflix

Dalinda Gonzalez-Alcantar

McAllen
CEO
Boys & Girls Club of McAllen

James Guerra

Austin
Founder, President & CEO
JGConsulting

Olivia Holzhaus

San Antonio
President & CEO
Rhodium Scientific

Michael Hosford

Bastrop
Owner
Synergy

Carrie Hurt

Round Rock
President & CEO
Better Business Bureau, Central Texas

Alex Kakhnovets

Houston
National Director of Leasing
Boxer Property Management Corporation

Mike Kickirillo

San Antonio
Senior Director
Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Dana Kincaid

San Antonio
Implementation Specialist
San Antonio ISD

Seth Lafler

Kerrville
Director of Choral Music & Fine Arts
Tivy High School

Kailey Leske

Cuero
Sales & Marketing
Tod Slone Saddles, Inc.

James Long

New Braunfels
President, Gruene Banking Center
Prosperity Bank

Tom Madden

Georgetown
General Operations
Schwertner Farms

Wesley Melcher

Frisco
Entrepreneur
WorldVentures

Shane Moore

Austin
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Quartz Financial

David Olson

Houston
Founding Partner
Epiphany Angel Ventures

Matt Nolan

Fort Worth
Director, Cardio-Pulmonary & NeuroDiagnostics

Texas Health Southwest

Steve Pena

San Antonio
Attorney
Davidson, Troilo, Ream & Garza, PC

Jon David Perez

Mexico City, Mexico
Head of Retail & Visual Merchandising
Hugo Boss

Myric Polhemus

San Marcos
Director, Talent Development
H-E-B Grocery Company

Jason Qualls

Houston
Senior Vice President
Frost Bank

Nicholas Raymond

Austin
Legislative Liaison
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Vicente Reid, Jr.

Pearland
Principal
VReid, LLC

Christian Rundberg

New Braunfels
Executive Account Manager
Medtronic

Manuel San Luis

Austin
Retired, Head Band Director
Cedar Park Middle School, Leander ISD

Karen Soefje

Frisco
Partner
Montgomery Coscia Greilich, LLP

Lance Spruiell

San Marcos
Senior Vice President
Texas Regional Bank

Vanessa Cortez Tanner

Austin
Consultant
Berry Communications

Michal Waechter

San Antonio
Owner
Waechter Consulting Group

Jennifer Walsh

Baytown
Head of Communications
Covestro Industrial Park

Mason Weir

Dallas
Inside Sales Manager
CSC Service Works

Jeff Willis

Southlake
President, Texas and Southern Division at Construction Supply Group

Lisa Winters

Kerrville
Director, Marketing and Community Relations
Peterson Regional Medical Center

Sandra Zubeldia

Lubbock
Owner
Zubeldia Energy Services, LLC