MENTORS

Raul Alvarez
Former Austin City Council Member and current Executive Director of the Community Advancement Network
Leah Bojo
Former Council Member Chief of Staff and current Senior Land Use and Policy Planner at the Drenner Group
Lee Cooke
Former Austin Mayor and ATXelerator Advisory Board member
Cid Galindo
Former Planning Commission Chair and current Owner of Cid A. Galindo Inc. and Co-founder and President of Evolve Austin Partners
Laura Huffman
Former Austin Assistant City Manager and current President and CEO of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Brewster McCracken
Former Austin City Council Member, mayoral candidate, current President and CEO of Pecan Street, Inc., and ATXelerator Advisory Board member
Bruce Todd
Former Austin Mayor and Travis County Commissioner, current owner of Bruce Todd Public Affairs, and ATXelerator Advisory Board member
Dave Anderson
Former Chair of the Austin Planning Commission and current Director of Land Use Policy at the Drenner Group
Greg Anderson
Former Chief of Staff for Austin City Council Member Sheryl Cole and current Director of Community Affairs at Austin Habitat for Humanity
Joe Canales
Former Deputy City Manager and current President of CONNECT Advisory Services 
George Cofer
Experienced city bond campaign advocate and Hill Country Conservancy founder and CEO
Matt Curtis
Former aide to two Austin Mayors - Wynn and Leffingwell and founder of Smart City Policy Group
Gerald Daugherty
Travis County Commissioner
Juan Garza
Former General Manager at Austin Energy and current owner of Juan Garza & Associates, LLC
Celia Israel
Texas State Representative for District 50 and Austin Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee
Rudy Garza
Former Austin Assistant City Manager and current President and CEO of Garza EMC, LLC
Lee Leffingwell
Former Austin Mayor and ATXelerator Advisory Board member
Ted Siff
Experienced city bond campaign advocate, current Board President of the Shoal Creek Conservancy, and CEO and President of Park Place Publications
Ellen Troxclair
Former Austin City Council Member and current Senior Fellow with the Texas Public Policy Foundation and at Think Local Liberty
Daryl Slusher
Former Austin City Council Member and Austin Water leader
Yasmin Wagner
AISD Board Trustee District 7
Lemuel Williams
Former Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission member and ATXelerator Advisory Board member
Paul Workman
Former Texas State Representative