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Committee Descriptions


ULI Leadership

Advisory Board

The ULI Austin Advisory Board serves as the local leadership for ULI Austin and is made up of leading real estate and land use professionals in Central Texas.  Members are appointed to one-year terms by the Chair and are responsible for ensuring ULI Austin is properly funded, provides meaningful programs and projects and supports ULI Austin goals and mission.

Participation on the Advisory Board is by invitation only.

Executive Management (District Council Chair – Edjuan Bailey)

The Management Committee is responsible for the oversight and direction of all ULI Austin District Council activities and is responsible for implementing the ULI Austin Strategic Plan.  The Management Committee will also coordinate initiatives and directives from ULI (national). The ULI Austin Management Committee is comprised of many of the Chairs or Co-Chairs of the functional working committees as well as members at large.

Participation on the Management Committee is by invitation only.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee consists of past ULI Austin Chairs, and its purpose is to recommend the incoming ULI Austin Chair, provide succession planning advice for other key ULI Austin roles and long-term strategic guidance to the Management Committee.

Participation on the Governance Committee is by invitation only.


Member Committees

Mission Advancement (Chair – Carey Venditti)

Members of the Mission Advancement Committee are responsible for seeking out initiatives where ULI Austin can have impact in Central Texas.  These can range from special issues one-day events to multiple day Advisory Service Panels.

Technical Assistance Panels (Sub Committee Chair – Dave Stauch)

The Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) assemble seasoned professionals to provide expert, multidisciplinary advice to public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities facing complex land use and real estate issues in Central Texas.

ULI Hines Student Competition (Sub Committee Chair – Clair Hempel)

The ULI Hines Student Competition—having just completed its 14th year—offers graduate students the opportunity to form their own multidisciplinary teams and engage in a challenging exercise in responsible land use.

Affordable Housing (Sub Committee Chair – TBD)

ULI Austin continues to target issues related to affordable housing for both low income and middle-income families.

Transportation & Mobility (Sub Committee Chair – Casey Burack)

ULI recognizes the growing transportation issues in Central Texas. ULI Austin will support transportation issues as relevant to our mission.

Development Course (Sub Committee Chair – Tricia Williamson)

ULI Austin offers a 90-minute course to bridge the gap between the private sector and public officials reviewing development plans.  This course is presented to private and public entities separately; and while it is a very similar presentation, the content is slightly altered.

Programs (Chair – Andrea Hamilton)

The Programs committee facilitates education, networking and career development through high-quality programs.  The Programs Committee delivers over 12 monthly breakfasts each year, which are developed, coordinated and funded by the committee.

Sponsorship (Chair – Chrissy Fuller)

The Sponsorship Committee facilitates relationship building and garners financial support for ULI Austin’s numerous programs throughout the year. This committee works closely with our sponsors who comprise the leading real estate industry companies in the region.

Social Media (Chair – Vaike O’Grady)

The Social Media Committee manages regular content across public networks provided by internal organizations and members like you. We also manage membership and posts in our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn sites.

Special Events (Chair – Seth Mearig)

Butler Game Day (Sub Committee Chair – William Sayers)

The annual Butler Game Day is a fun-filled networking extravaganza that hosts over 140 golfers, game players & spectators at the nine hole, par three Butler Park Pitch & Putt course in this downtown Austin.

Marketplace (Sub Committee Chair – Matt Dugan)

ULI Austin’s Marketplace is an exciting evening to showcase the emerging real estate projects in the greater Austin area.  Over 30 exhibitors and approximately 300 attendees participate annually.

Impact Awards (Sub Committee Chair – Erica Pasilague)

The Impact Awards recognize projects in three categories for their impact on Building Healthy Places, a major ULI national initiative.  Award categories include Public Impact, Private Development and Private Redevelopment.   Finalists were selected by a nominating committee comprised of ULI Austin members.  An independent panel of ULI member judges made the winner selects the winning projects.

Young Leaders (Chair – Cameron Pawelek)

The Young Leaders Committee creates opportunities for young professionals under the age of 35 to develop skills and build relationships that will help advance their careers and foster an understanding of thoughtful development practices.

Mentorship Forum for Young Leaders (Sub Committee Chair – Caitlin Admire)

The Mentorship Forum is a year-long professional development program, exclusively for Young Leader members under the age of 35. Small groups of early-career professionals are paired with experienced, senior-level ULI Members to help build a broad understanding of all facets of the real estate industry.

Participation in the Mentorship Forum is by application only.

Membership (Chair – David Hartman)

The Membership Committee develops recruitment and retention strategies to help grow and maintain membership in ULI Austin. Committee members extend a personal welcome to new members and follow up with non-member leads to explain membership benefits.

ULI Next (Chair – Chip Mills)

The NEXT Leadership Initiative is designed to champion the ULI mission through a compelling avenue of engagement for members between the ages of 35 and 45. The NEXT Leadership Initiative will provide a range of benefits to participants as they develop their leadership skills and build lasting relationships across ULI’s leadership and wider network.

Participation in ULI NEXT is by application only.

Women’s Leadership Initiative (Chair – Jenny Wiebrand)

The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) promotes the advancement of women, throughout their careers, as leaders in the real estate industry. WLI strives to raise visibility to women leaders and increase the number of women who serve in leadership positions in the real estate industry and in ULI. WLI supports the development of young women members as leaders in ULI and in their professions, and seeks to increase the number of women who are active ULI Full members.

Participation on the WLI Steering Committee is by invitation only, however WLI-sponsored luncheons are open to all members.

Local Member Councils (Chair – Clinton Sayers)

Local Member Councils are designed to engage members based on their expertise and passion within the land use industry.   Local Member Councils are topically focused, multidisciplinary groups that meet regularly to exchange ideas, examine industry trends, and share information and best practices in a collaborative and collegial manner.  The mission of these Councils is to improve and enhance the quality of real estate product in each real estate sector to the benefit of the greater Austin community.

Participation on a Local Member Council is by application only.