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Our volunteer Board of Directors plays a critical part in leading the Downtown Austin Alliance into the future. We’re thankful for their service and dedication to making downtown Austin a place for all.

headshots for the officers of the 2023-2024 board of directors for the downtown austin alliance

Property Directors

Bob Barnes, IBC Bank

Janis Daemmrich, Daemmrich Photography

Bill Fielding, Resident/Owner

Michael Girard, Girard Diversified

Tyler Grooms, Manifold RE

Perry Horton, Horton Real Estate Partners

Will Jenkins, Stonelake Capital Partners

Seth Johnston, Lincoln Properties

David Kahn, Colina West

Brad Maples, Trammel Crow

Michael McGlashan, Karlin Real Estate

Chinna Natesan, White Swan Investments

Richard Paddock, HPI Real Estate

Tim Sullivan, White Lodging

Julia Taylor, Moore & Associates

Mark Terry, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association

Business/Community Directors

Larry Graham, Texas Gas Service

Jeff Howard*, McLean & Howard

Ashley Kegley-Whitehead, Infinity Water Solutions

Nikelle Meade, Husch Blackwell

Nick Moulinet, DPR Construction

SaulPaul, Artist/Musician

Chris Randazzo, Garza EMC

Steve Scheibal, New West Communications

Sheryl Sculley, Downtown Resident

Sania Shifferd, Arcadis

Jim Susman, STG Design

Daniel Woodroffe, dwg.

* = Immediate Past Chair

Downtown Austin Alliance Committees

Our committees are made up of volunteer community members and board members. The Executive, Finance and Governance Committees are standing committees of the board that keep the organization running effectively. Our programmatic committees (Active Urbanism, Built Environment, Mobility and Public Space Experience) are made up of board members and community members who bring diverse expertise, perspectives and experience to help advance our 5-year strategic plan for downtown. Thank you all for your service to downtown. 

Our Active Urbanism Committee includes artists and creatives, landscape architects, and experts in parks and plazas, participatory engagement, heritage and history, public art, music, retail, placemaking and storytelling.

  • Nick Moulinet, Chair
  • Andy Austin
  • Rachel Blair
  • Adrienne Brown
  • Kevin Brown
  • Janis Daemmrich
  • Michael Girard
  • Albi Hasku
  • Dan Jefferson
  • Ashley Kegley-Whitehead
  • Martin Nembhard
  • Lindsay Palmer
  • SaulPaul
  • Xavier Peña
  • Heather Hart Potts
  • Marissa Rivera
  • Eric Schultz
  • Rebecca Senchak
  • Sania Shifferd

Our Built Environment Committee includes experts in public-private partnerships, architecture and urban design, urban housing, preservation, and downtown development, construction and the land development code.

  • Jim Susman, Chair
  • Elysse Delia Alvarado
  • Meredith Bossin
  • Julio Carillo, AICP, LEED AP ND
  • Jerry Frey
  • Tyler Grooms
  • Charles Heimsath
  • Will Jenkins
  • David Kahn
  • Adrianne Kartachak
  • Patrick McDonnell
  • Nikelle Meade
  • Stephen Mery
  • Charles Peveto
  • Chris Randazzo
  • John Rigdon
  • Brad Stein
  • Aaron Vollmer
  • Jen Weaver

  • Whitney Knight, Chair
  • Kevin Brown, Vice Chair
  • Joshua Garza, Treasurer
  • Xavier Peña, Secretary
  • Jeff Howard, Past Chair*
  • Dewitt Peart, CEO & President*
  • * = Ex-Officio

  • Joshua Garza, Chair
  • Bob Barnes
  • Janis Daemmrich
  • Larry Graham
  • Tyler Grooms
  • Seth Johnston
  • SaulPaul

  • Kevin Brown, Chair
  • Jeff Howard
  • Whitney Knight
  • Nikelle Meade
  • Steve Scheibal
  • Sania Shifferd
  • Julia Taylor
  • Mark Terry

Our Mobility Committee includes experts in mobility user access and experience, multi-modal transportation, local/state/federal advocacy, parking, construction mitigation, and the mobility needs of downtown employees, tourists and residents. 

  • Jeff Howard, Chair
  • David Bodenman
  • Sam Ergina
  • Megan Frey
  • Sean Garretson
  • Dan Hennesey
  • Seth Johnston
  • Lela Lerner
  • Kimberly Levinson
  • Bill McCamley
  • Michael McGlashan
  • Paul Sarahan
  • Steve Scheibal
  • Tim Sullivan
  • Dianne Wanyama

Our Public Space Experience Committee includes experts in homelessness, social service delivery, hospitality, public safety, social service systems, beautification, and activation of public spaces as a strategy to enhance perceptions of safety.

  • Sheryl Sculley, Chair
  • Linda Atkins
  • Robert Barnes
  • Bill Fielding
  • Joshua Garza
  • Larry Graham
  • Nate Hardesty
  • Perry Horton
  • Richard Paddock
  • Jo Kathryn Quinn
  • Kirby Roundtree
  • Joel Sher
  • Marcus Snow
  • Anne Swift
  • Mark Terry

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