Skip to main content

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.

2023-2024 board of directors downtown austin alliance

Property Directors

Janis Daemmrich, Daemmrich Photography

Bill Fielding, Resident/Owner

Michael Girard, Girard Diversified Investments

Tyler Grooms, Manifold Real Estate

Perry Horton, Horton Real Estate Partners

Will Jenkins, Stonelake Capital Partners

Seth Johnston, Lincoln Properties

Michael McGlashan, Karlin Real Estate

Chinna Natesan, White Swan Investments

Richard Paddock, HPI Real Estate

Joe Pagone, White Lodging

Julia Taylor, Moore & Associates

Mark Terry, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association

Business/Community Directors

Julio Carrillo, Parkhill

Jeff Howard*, McLean & Howard

Ashley Kegley-Whitehead, Infinity Water Solutions

Nick Moulinet, DPR Construction

SaulPaul, Artist/Musician

Chris Randazzo, Garza EMC

Steve Scheibal, New West Communications

Sheryl Sculley, Downtown Resident

Jim Susman, STG Design

* = Immediate Past Chair

Advisory Council Members

  • Bob Barnes, IBC Bank
  • Charles Heimsath, Capitol Market Research
  • Jim Ritts, Austin Theatre Alliance
  • Mayor Kirk Watson
  • Nikelle Meade, Husch Blackwell
  • Sania Shifferd, Arcadis
  • Tim Hendricks, Cousins Properties

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. 

Interested in lending your expertise on a downtown committee?

The application period for 2023-2025 committee service has closed, but we are always taking applications for future committee service. We may consider your application earlier if openings become available.

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
  • Heather Hart Potts
  • Albi Hasku
  • Dan Jefferson
  • Ashley Kegley-Whitehead
  • Martin Nembhard
  • Lindsay Palmer
  • SaulPaul
  • Xavier Peña
  • 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
  • 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
  • Seth Johnston
  • Lela Lerner
  • Kimberly Levinson
  • Bill McCamley
  • Michael McGlashan
  • Paul Sarahan
  • Steve Scheibal
  • Tim Simon
  • Lonny Stern
  • Tim Sullivan
  • Mike Trimble
  • 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
  • Bob 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

Sign up to receive emails from the Downtown Austin Alliance.