By Jay Boisseau
And, I happily transition from the president of the inaugural board of directors to serving the new board as the initial executive director of Austin CityUP, working with the amazing Jennifer “Houli” Houlihan as the Managing Director, to help the Board of Directors fulfill the Austin CityUP vision and execute on our plans. With that said, I introduce the Austin CityUP Board of Directors and the new officers on the board! For more information, please check out our Leadership page.
President: Joe Iannello, Capital Metro
COO/Secretary: Jenell Moffett, Downtown Austin Alliance
VP for Civic Engagement: Sherri Greenberg, Redbud Consulting
VP for Government Relations: Chris Blanding, Cisco
VP for Membership Development: Fawzi Behmann, TelNet Management Consulting
VP for Project Development: Ron Baker, IBM
VP for Business Models & Funding: Brian Dietrich, Intel
Director-at-large: Rob Silverberg, Dell EMC
Director-at-large: Christian Carlson, Esri
The Austin CityUP Board of Directors has the ultimate leadership and guidance responsibilities for Austin CityUP, and you will hear more from them in future posts. They have comprehensive and diverse experience and backgrounds, and all have a passion for smart cities. They are all active in key ACUP projects and committees—they lead by example as well as by direction. We now not only have the best smart city consortium in the nation, but the best leadership. Please welcome them, support them, and join Austin CityUP committees and projects collaborate with them as we take the next steps in making the Austin metropolitan area the best smart city in the nation.
Jay Boisseau, Ph.D.
Austin CityUP Executive Director