Austin’s Largest Young Professional Organization Welcomes Six New Board Members

Austin’s Largest Young Professional Organization Welcomes Six New Board Members

The Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (AYC) adds community leaders to 2016 board

Austin — Not long after being named the second largest chamber in the Austin metro area, the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (AYC) added six community leaders to the board of directors.

The board includes:
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  • Emmy Hill (Chair)
  • Adam Flagg (Chair Elect)
  • Andrew Martin (Treasurer)
  • Gracie Barrera (New Member, Secretary)
  • David Bean (New Member)
  • Tommy Belton (Past Chair)
  • Oral Blankson (New Member)
  • David Courreges (New Member)
  • John Fleckenstein II
  • Lauren Galea
  • Philip Honaker (New Member)
  • Kelly Mosser
  • Billy Moyer
  • Diana Nogueira
  • Ashland Viscosi (At-Large Executive Member)

“We had dozens of incredible leaders apply this year, and we are fortunate to have such dynamic people part of AYC,” AYC Chair Emmy Hill said. “I am humbled by the quality of people who stood up to lead AYC during our rapid growth and I am excited by what 2016 will bring.”

Over 50 AYC and community members who expressed interest in joining the AYC board. Over a dozen members were interviewed by the majority of the executive committee and six were selected.

“The process was competitive and the decision was hard. We are fortunate that our members embody and believe so strongly in our mission to empower the next generation of Austin leaders. As a working board, I have never seen such a committed and passionate group of people. We are all excited about 2016 and beyond,” Chair Elect Adam Flagg said.

AYC has 1,600+ people who take part in programs annually. In the past 18 months, AYC has doubled staff, programs, and the annual operating budget. Every signature event has sold out for the first time in the organizations history while increasing emphasis on personal and professional development.

“AYC’s massive growth in 2015 is directly tied to the quality of our board of directors. Their ambition, energy, and commitment to Austin’s young professional community is unrivaled,” Executive Director Matt Glazer said. “We have ambitious plans for 2016 and these fifteen people and our staff are uniquely qualified to make our vision, reality.”

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