The Advisory Council is a committee of prominent individuals, Chamber members and community leaders, who meet quarterly to discuss topics of import to the future of the Chamber and the local economy. The Board of Directors appoints members to the Council and annually presents focus areas for discussion and recommendation.
2015-16 Focus AreasHow can the Chamber best stay relevent to an ever-changing business community? The Advisory Council will be tasked with brainstorming trends and identifying for the Board areas for potential strategic focus. Examples to begin the conversation:
- National brands and franchises - is this an area of potential growth for the Chamber?
- The Austin Community - should the Chamber develop a strategy to collaborate and/or build greater ties with our eastern neighbors?
Co-Chair: John Lawrence, Weichert Realtors, Nickel Group
Board Liaison: Jim Blaha, United Real Estate
Steve Berggren, Tennis & Fitness Centre
Dan Browne, Forest Agency Insurance
Erica Cuneen, Beyond Properties
Chris Everett, Everett Wealth Solutions
Mike Fox, R.P. Fox & Associates
Kim Goldschmidt, AXA Advisors
Susie Goldschmidt, MB Financial
Dan Haley, Wednesday Journal
Richard Harrison, Home Instead Senior Care
John Houseal, Houseal Lavigne Associates
Clarmarie Keenan, Oak Park Township
David King, David King & Associates
Eileen Lynch, Office of Senator Don Harmon
Ade Onayemi, Urban Resource, Inc.; Oak Park Township
Donovan Pepper, Walgreen's, Inc.
Bill Planek, Greenplan Management
Rich Schuler, Within Your Reach
Thursday, June 18, 2015
8am - 9:30am