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Honorary Directors

The Honorary Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders and influential partners supporting the Rodeo Austin mission, and includes individuals from diverse backgrounds and professional experience.
Art Acevedo, City of Austin Chief of Police
Allyn Archer, Chief Executive Officer, HOLT Texas, Ltd.
Bob Avant, Rodeo Austin Past President
Samuel T. Biscoe, Travis County Judge
Bama Brown, KVET Radio Personality
Bill Boone, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Food Services Management Systems
Aaron Cabaza, Owner, Aaron Concrete Contractors
Murray Callahan, Former Rodeo Austin Board of Director
Bob Cole, KOKE FM Radio Personality
Sheryl Cole, Mayor Pro Tem, Austin City Council Place 6
Gerald Daugherty, Travis County Commissioner (Precinct Three)
Ron Davis, Travis County Commissioner (Precinct One)
Jason Dial, President & Chief Executive Officer, Circuit of the Americas
DeLoss Dodds, Special Assistant to the President, The University of Texas
Laura Estes, Director of Marketing, H-E-B
Dave Fendrick, President, Round Rock Express Baseball
Bobby Finley, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Austin Development
Kevin Fowler, Texas Country Music Artist
Dan Gattis, Williamson County Judge
Ed Goble, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director, The University of Texas Athletics
Margaret Gomez, Travis County Commissioner (Precinct Four)
John Graham, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director for the Frank C. Erwin Center
Mo Hamann, Former Rodeo Austin Board of Director
Sara Hensley, Director, Austin Parks and Recreation
Nestor Ho, General Counsel, Silicon Laboratories
Don Holcomb, Rodeo Austin Past President
Peter Holt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Spurs Sports & Entertainment
Dr. Mark Hussey, Interim President, Texas A&M University
Bob Lander, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau
Lee Leffingwell, City of Austin Mayor
Mike Martinez, Austin City Council Place 2
Doug Maund, Maund Automotive
Eric Maund, Manager, Charles Maund Volkswagen
Mike McCarty, Owner, McCarty Corporation
Stacie McCollum, Director, Programming and Acquisitions, Longhorn Network
Laura Morrison, Austin City Council Place 4
Elliott Naishtat, State Representative, Texas House of Representatives
Al Niece, Owner, Niece Equipment
Marc Ott, Austin City Manager
James Prinz, Former Rodeo Austin Board of Director
Victoria Ramirez, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Interim Director
Chris Riley, Austin City Council Place 1
Michael Rollins, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Reese Ryan, Owner/ Chief Financial Officer, Round Rock Express Baseball
Steve Patterson, Athletics Director, The University of Texas Athletics
Chris Plonsky, Athletics Director, The University of Texas Athletics
Bill Powers, President, The University of Texas
Nelson Puett, Rodeo Austin Scholarship Donor
Bill Spelman, Austin City Council Place 5
Todd Staples, Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner
Jim Sylvester, Chief Deputy, Travis County Sheriff’s Office
Mark Tester, Austin Convention Center
Powell Thompson, Executive Vice President, American Bank of Commerce
Bruce Todd, Travis County Commissioner (Precinct Two)
Kathie Tovo, Austin City Council Place 3
Suann Waight, Former Rodeo Austin Board of Director
Kirk Watson, Texas State Senator
Richard Wallrath, Champion Ranch
Will Wynn, Former Mayor of Austin