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Feeding the 5000 Austin

22 Oct 2017 - No Comments

Did you know that nationwide, the amount of food wasted each day would fill the Rose Bowl? Forty percent of the food we produce is going to waste, while 49 million Americans face food insecurity every day. We have a logistics problem. This week I was excited to participate in Feeding the 5000 – Austin. […]

Interview on LiveMom

08 Sep 2017 - No Comments

Thanks to LiveMom for interviewing me for your “Local Mama” feature! I talk about my career, my perfect day, what I like best about Austin, volunteer work and how women can help each other, plus my secret superpower. You can read the full interview here.

New Website for LBJ School of Public Affairs

08 Mar 2017 - No Comments

“Be part of a community of mavericks ready to attack the next generation of policy challenges.” The University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs was founded on a deep tradition of public service, and as one of the best public affairs schools in the country, it needed a new website to reflect its unique […]

Time Travel on Airport Boulevard

08 Sep 2016 - No Comments

Approximately 52 people moved to Austin every day last year, and about 157 per day moved to the Central Texas region. I often find myself in parts of the city that I don’t recognize at all due to rapid development. Yet some parts remain, at least for now, iconic Austin. This spring, while driving on […]

People Do Good Things

05 Apr 2016 - No Comments

A few weeks ago, I noticed I was becoming increasingly distracted by, frustrated with and anxious about the state of the world. With a non-stop barrage of headlines about divisive politics and angry people, I made a decision. Rather than going down (and staying down) the rabbit hole of negativity, I started to focus on […]

Culturati Summit 2016

09 Mar 2016 - No Comments

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” —Peter Drucker I had the privilege of serving on the launch team of the inaugural Culturati Summit, an invitation-only gathering of C-level executives focused on corporate culture. Working with the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas and my long-time colleagues at Autumn Rich & Co., I launched and led social media […]

Gratitude for 20 Years of Self-Employment

02 Nov 2015 - No Comments

This week I celebrate 20 years since I launched my own business as a marketing communications strategist and content creator. As I reflect on the many projects on which I’ve worked over the years, I am filled with gratitude for several things: 1. The trust clients have placed in me to share their stories. Whether […]

My Five Favorite Keynotes from the Conferences for Women

29 May 2015 - No Comments

After more than eight years with the Pennsylvania, Texas, Massachusetts and Lead On Silicon Valley Conferences for Women, I am transitioning out of my day-to-day role managing social media. It’s been an incredible learning experience to: observe and adapt to the constant transition of digital communications meet and learn from countless brave women leaders hear […]

Sales Tips from a Girl Scout: Meet the Cookie Challenge Winner

01 Apr 2015 - No Comments

I am happy to announce the winner of my 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Challenge: Vivi Hirschfield! Vivi, age 9, learned about the challenge through her mother, a friend of a friend. Vivi called me directly and made an excellent sales pitch, describing her goal to sell 3,000 boxes this year. She explained why she enjoys […]

An Ode to Burnet Road

15 Feb 2015 - 1 Comment

When I was growing up in Georgetown, Texas, we frequently drove the 30 minutes to Austin for appointments, dinner, shopping or other Big City amenities. Before Mopac (Loop 1) was built, the alternative to taking I-35 into Austin was FM 1325, which eventually becomes Burnet Road. I knew that hitting Burnet Road at Anderson Lane […]

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