Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer at Dimensional Fund Advisors; PAIB Member from January 2019 – January 2020
Co-Founder and Operating Partner at CAVU Venture Partners; PAIB Member from January 2022 – October 2022
Former Chief Executive Officer at Temple-Inland; PAIB Member from January 2019 – February 2021
Former Co-Chief Executive Officer at Whole Foods Market; PAIB Member from January 2019 – October 2022
Founder of Kendra Scott; PAIB Member from January 2019 – October 2022
The mission of the President’s Austin Innovation Board (PAIB) is to strengthen connections between The University of Texas at Austin and the Austin business community. The board consists of 15 prominent Austin-based current or former CEOs representing a cross-section of Austin’s economy: software, internet, Fortune 500, financial institutions, consumer and bio-medical.
The PAIB works closely with UT’s president and university leaders to build stronger connections between the record-setting Austin knowledge economy (the “demand” driver) and the university.
The board focuses on efforts that complement UT’s education, research and health care mission. UT’s commitment to unlocking student potential through experiential learning and strong college-to-career programming and services are top priorities, as well as increasing collaboration between UT’s research enterprise and local industry.
Innovation Board Member Kendra Scott Launches Institute
The University of Texas at Austin and Kendra Scott have established the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) Institute, which begins offering a variety of courses, workshops, a summit event and pitch competition in 2020. The objective of the Institute is to empower women to lead in whatever area of business or profession they pursue. The September 24 launch event at UT Austin’s Bass Concert Hall attracted over 1,000 students.
President’s Austin Innovation Board Partners for UT Speaker Series
In collaboration with the UT College to Career Office, members of PAIB and their networks connect with students through special events that offer ample time for lively conversation.
The topic of the April 2019 events was “Why You Should Consider Mid-Size Companies for Your Career Path.”