2017-2018 Board of Directors
Existing members of the Board of Directors include:
- Board President: Kevin Enders, Dell Technologies
- Board VP: Belinda Matingou, Texas Association of Business
- Board Treasurer: John Sirman, Texas State Bar
- Board Secretary: Elizabeth Quintanilla, EQ Consultants Group
- Wilhelmina Delco, Texas House of Representatives (Ret.)
Advisory Committee members include:
- Hugh Forrest, Director, South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival
- Barbara Kelso, Owner, Kelso Consultants
- Evan Smith, ECO, The Texas Tribune
- Sherri Greenberg, Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs
- Susan Engelking, Owner, Engelking Communications
New members include:
- Wendolyn Washington, Director, Diversity & Inclusion PSG, Intel Corporation
- Debra Dibble-Boone, Director, HUB Program Department, Austin Independent School District
Executive Director: Juanita Budd, Austin Free-Net
Juanita Budd is executive director of Austin Free-Net (AFN), a nonprofit technology pioneer that provides innovative free broadband access and training for Austin residents. Prior to joining AFN, Ms. Budd was the chief operations officer and vice president of Program Pathways for the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. There she implemented the strategic vision and leadership for the direct delivery of services and programs to girls and adult volunteers through the management of the membership, program, outreach, and volunteer services operating units. In this role, Ms. Budd managed more than 85 staff members in five locations across 46 Texas counties.
Ms. Budd has a bachelor of arts in political science from Bucknell University, a Human Resources Management Certificate from the University of Texas at Austin, certification from the Texas Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program, and is a certified mediator through the Dispute Resolution Center. She is currently working on her master of business administration.
Ms. Budd brings more than 18 years of nonprofit experience to her role as executive director of AFN. She has worked in a variety of roles, including volunteer, board member, staff, and officer duties. In addition to her work with Austin Free-Net, Ms. Budd serves as a consultant for the Texas Association for Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) and provides training on human resources issues and standard operating procedures. She also serves on the Board of Directors at Austin School for Performing and Visual Arts (ASPVA), MaD Miracles Advisory Board, and the National American University’s Campus Advisory Council.
Kevin Enders is a talented Business Strategist and Leader with extensive global experience developing and executing product marketing plans that deliver superlative software and hardware customer solutions, outperform the competition, and generate expanded market share and revenues. Kevin received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and Masters in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. He holds a Masters in Technology Commercialization from The McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin.
A patent holder with a graduate degree in Technology Commercialization, expertise spans both business and technical acumen. He is adept at creating compelling product marketing strategies, business cases and C-level presentations and taking a lead role in business development and account management. Kevin has a natural talent in building high performing teams and instilling accountability for stellar results.
Belinda Matingou is Regional Executive Director at the Texas Association of Business, the State Chamber of Commerce for Texas, the most influential voice for public policy issues affecting business. In addition to leading business development for Central Texas at TAB, she leads the campaign to Keep Texas Open for Business, a business coalition to oppose discriminatory legislation proposed for the Texas Legislature. Belinda earned her MBA in Marketing from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her BS in Finance from Florida A&M University. Belinda has delivered results in senior management positions at Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries, including Dell, AT&T (BellSouth), Swissôtel, American Express and Chase. She is passionate about community service, and her volunteer leadership benefits under-served students, business professionals and entrepreneurs. Belinda is a proud member of the Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2015 and an Independent Director at the University Co-op for the University of Texas.
John Sirman, Texas State Bar is deputy director and legal counsel for the State Bar of Texas and technology editor of the Texas Bar Journal. He is ex-officio legal counsel for the 2012-2013 year Texas State Bar Board of Directors. In addition, John was awarded the 2011 Anne Charles Award for Distinguished Service to a member of the NABE Communications Section who exemplifies long term excellence in mentoring, advising, and supporting the section and its members. The Texas State Bar serves the public by educating the public on the American system of justice and the role of judges and lawyers in the system; and by providing continuing legal education and other services that promote ethical, efficient, and quality legal services within the profession.
Elizabeth Quintanilla, MBA, is a positive, creative, people-oriented, performance-driven Marketing Gunslinger. She founded EQ Consultants Group, LLC and consults on a variety of topics, which include web technologies and strategies, social media and business, product management and marketing. As a consultant and speaker, she focuses on understanding the customer perspective and consults on a variety of topics: online technologies and strategies, social business, marketing (traditional, online, social, content, Go-To-Market), product marketing, and demand generation. She has a broad-base of experience in multiple industries including: aerospace, franchise, IT, software, and real estate. As an expert communicator, she explains complex concepts in understandable terms and delivers high-quality creative solutions to ensure product and customer success.
Over 5 years of experience in the aerospace industry; Elizabeth worked on a software project that impacts all the Jet Propulsion Laboratory space exploration missions! She finished an MBA program at UT-Austin which allowed her to develop additional skills to define what makes a business successful while focusing on understanding, measuring, improving individual, team, and organizational performance all while understanding customer and market needs.
Additionally, she is actively involved in the community with interests ranging from real estate, technical, and business arenas.
New members of the Board of Directors:
Wendolyn Washington is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion PSG at Intel Corporation, ensures Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives align with its business goals. She manages the design, development and implementation of BU-level program/initiatives that advance the diversity of Intel’s workforce. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and a Masters in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas. Her experience includes; Lead at Intel; 2- year- Altera Corporation; 22 years Director, Talent Management Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Debra Dibble-Boone is Director of the HUB Program Department, at Austin Independent School District. She oversees the implementation and operations for this newly formed diversity and inclusion procurement contracting initiative at the District. Debra has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University with numerous years of management experience in engineering and procurement for the private and public sectors. She is actively involved in several community service organizations.
Hon. Wilhelmina Delco, Texas House of Rep. (Ret.) has held public office in three different levels of government: school board, community college, and the state legislature, for a total of twenty-six years. She was on the school board in Austin from 1968 until 1974, and was the first African American elected to the school board. The Hon. Wilhelmina Delco has been involved with education all of her life. She recalls, “My mother always felt that education was very important. Even as a single parent, all five of us got college degrees from inner-city Chicago, so that we all have a very high premium in terms of getting an education.” All of us worked our way through school or earned scholarships to go to school. So it was important.”
She was a member of the school board, a Girl Scout leader, and PTA president. She served as vice chair of the Board of Trustees, Huston-Tillotson College. “There’s a place for institutions like Huston-Tillotson, and it, like the public schools, will vanish if we don’t support it,” said Hon. Welhelmina Delco in an interview with Dr. R. Martin, Austin Texas Parallel and Crossover Lives Oral History Project. Her philosophy is, “nobody’s going to save us but us.”
Advisory Committee Members:
Hugh Forrest, serves as the Director of the South by Southwest (SXSW) SXSW Interactive Festival, the five-day gathering of digital creatives that occurs in Austin every March. Over the last few years, SXSW Interactive has emerged as one of the world’s most influential events for the new media industry. Forrest graduated from Austin High School in 1980, later majored in English at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He held several jobs in the newspaper industry before surrendering to the digital revolution.
Barbara Kelso is principal of Kelso Consultants. Barbara makes connections between entrepreneurial businesses and the opportunities, financing and clients that drive their growth. With specialization in Energy, Clean Tech, Hi Technology, Commercial Real Estate, and Marketing/Branding Barbara brings the strategic vision, representation, contacts and growth opportunities businesses need to excel to the next level.For over 20 years, Barbara ran Ann Kelso, an Austin based business that left a mark on the culture of Austin’s creative class.
As a part of her civic identity, Barbara has served as Advisor to the MIT Philanthropy Foundation, Strategic Alliance Director for Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global entrepreneurs’ organization where she held three positions on the local board of the Austin chapter of the EO. She also served on the EO Texas University global committees for Sponsorship, Ambassadorship, and Events, was Committee Member of TedX Austin and the Advisory Board of Austin Museum of Art.
In 2009, Barbara was recognized as the “Texas Blazing Star Recipient”, and was nominated for “Texas Business Woman of the Year”.
Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” The Tribune’s deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, thirteen national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association. Previously Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.
Sherri R. Greenberg is a clinical professor and Fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government at the LBJ School. Also, she is a senior adviser to Austin Mayor Steve Adler.
Greenberg served for 10 years as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, completing her final term in January 2001. She chaired the House Pensions and Investments Committee and the Select Committee on Teacher Health Insurance. She served for two terms on the House Appropriations Committee, and she served on the Appropriations Committee’s Education and Major Information Systems subcommittees. As a public finance professional, Greenberg served as the manager of capital finance for the City of Austin from 1985 to 1989, overseeing the city’s debt management, capital budgeting and capital improvement programs. Prior to that she was a public finance officer at Standard & Poor’s in New York, where she analyzed and assigned bond ratings to public projects across the country.
Professor Greenberg received an M.Sc. in public administration and public policy from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in government from The University of Texas at Austin. Her current teaching and research interests are housing, transit, health care, finance, innovation and engagement.
Susan Engelking has a background in economic development. She has the distinction of having served as project manager or senior editor for each of the three long-range economic development plans for Austin from 1984 through 2000. She managed the public relations campaign that boosted Austin’s national reputation and rankings. She is president of Engelking Communications LLC, a marketing communications firm, since 1998. At present, Susan is conducting research for Dr. Cristal Glangchai’s forthcoming book on entrepreneurial learning as a way to unlock girls’ interest in STEAM. She holds a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and a degree in Education (English and history). Susan served three terms as president of the Austin Children’s Museum, now The Thinkery, and had a leadership role in its growth. Susan was named Austin Communicator of the Year by Austin Women.