Board Members

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CapMetro

As Executive Vice President, Chief Experience and Engagement Officer for CapMetro, Samantha leads the agency’s strategic initiatives and team members in Customer Service, Community Engagement, Communications, Marketing and Client/Business Development. These teams are unified in their effort to provide valuable experiences and meaningful engagements with our community, customers, partners and team members.

Samantha joined CapMetro in 2019 as its Director of Brand Communications and served as the Senior Director of Public Affairs and Engagement, leading the agency’s Community...

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Austin Transportation Management Association

Cushman & Wakefield

Brian Butterfield is a Senior Vice President focusing on Office Tenant Representation at Cushman & Wakefield | Oxford Commercial. A native of the Lone Star state, and an Austin resident for more than 15 years, Brian is both personally and professionally invested in the long-term economic health and vibrancy of Austin. To each of his clients he brings a keen understanding of the culture of city, the professionals that give it meaning to him, and the nuances of the submarkets and product types.

Brian is keenly aware of the transportation that Austin struggles with every day...

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University of Texas Austin Transportation

The University of Texas at Austin

Blanca serves as the Director of Parking and Transportation Services at The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated with a degree from UT in Advertising, has received her Masters in Public Administration and Urban and Environmental Planning, and completed her doctorate in Adult, Professional, and Community Education. In her position, she oversees all day-to-day operations of alternative transportation on campus including: shuttles, carpools, vanpools, carshare, and Bike UT. Blanca is currently working on implementing other sustainable programs on campus that would benefit the UT...

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City of Austin

Robert Goode, P.E. is serving as the Interim Director for Austin Water. Austin Water is committed to providing safe, reliable, high-quality and affordable water services to over 1,000,000 people in the Austin metropolitan area, across more than 548 square miles.

Robert is a professional engineer and has directed transportation, utility and infrastructure planning, engineering and construction management departments at large entities such as the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA), City of Austin, City of Fort Worth, Travis County and City of Olympia, Wash. He is a...

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Austin Area Research Organization

Sandy Hentges Guzman is the Chief Executive Officer of the Austin Area Research Organization (AARO), a non-partisan nonprofit organization of 110 business and civic leaders from Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet and Caldwell counties that engages committed leaders in advancing regional solutions to benefit the long-term economic and social well-being of Central Texas.

Before her role at AARO, Sandy was the Legislative Director for Texas State Senator Kirk Watson. Initially focused solely on transportation policy for the senator, Sandy has also served as point on the senator’s...

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JLL at Meta

Alex Houston has worked in TDM for several years, first at Movability as an intern, and currently with JLL, working for Meta. In her current role, she is Assistant Transportation Manager, and implements transportation programs in Central Texas and across the U.S. for one of the largest tech companies in the world.

Alex has direct experience with TDM programming and implementation strategies and has helped Meta adjust its transportation policies during and after the many changes that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to employers.

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UneeQ

As an experienced CFO, Rey Madolora brings extensive experience in scaling and growing businesses, building passionate teams, fundraising (raising over $250M in capital), strategic planning, change management, and business transactions, with a focus on early-stage startup technology companies. He is a strategic thinker and has an innate ability to translate technical knowledge into practical financial guidance and creative business solutions. As a key business partner his strengths are engaging across the organization, understanding operations, and providing expert financial analysis to...

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City of Austin

Richard Mendoza joined the City of Austin in January 2017 as the Public Works Director and is responsible for building and maintaining our city’s roadways, bridges, sidewalks, and urban trails; designing and delivering our capital and neighborhood partnering improvement projects; and providing safe routes to school for our children. Leading a dedicated workforce of 664 employees, he oversees an annual operating budget of $140 million and a portfolio of $1.4 billion in capital improvement projects. Under Mendoza’s leadership the Public Works Department has accomplished the $24 million...

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Downtown Austin Alliance

Jenell leads economic, demographic, geographic, and market research and analysis efforts to support the Downtown Alliance's strategic priorities.

She sets the annual research agenda and directs multiple research projects that support economic development, planning, and advocacy efforts. She serves as the staff lead for the Research Task Force and is the secondary staff lead for the Strategic Communication Committee. Prior to her work with the Downtown Alliance, Jenell worked for the City of Austin for more than 10 years.

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Silicon Labs

Leigh joined Silicon Labs in 2016 and serves as Digital Marketing Manager. In this role, she manages digital programs including advertising, search engine optimization (SEO) and social media. She previously co-founded and ran Social Distillery, a local social media agency, for five years before finding the perfect B2B tech client to work for – Silicon Labs.

Leigh has a B.A. in Religion from Trinity University and an M.A. in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin. She enjoys attending concerts, traveling, skiing, scuba diving, attending sporting events, hanging out with...

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Austin Texas Smart Commute and Sustainable Transportation

Jackson Walker LLP

Jim Pledger has lived in the Austin area for 30 years and is a partner at Jackson Walker LLP. He specializes in representation of financial institutions, including bank mergers and acquisitions, charters and charter conversions, public equity and debt offerings for financial institutions and the resolution of regulatory enforcement matters. Prior to joining Jackson Walker, he served as the Texas Savings and Loan Commissioner for 15 years.

Jim has served on the West Lake Hills City Council and its Zoning and Planning Commission and understands that traffic and transportation are among...

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Central Texas Sustainable Transportation Planning

Danielle Skidmore Consulting

Danielle Skidmore is the President and Owner of Danielle Skidmore Consulting. She has 24 years of planning, design and construction experience on transportation projects throughout Texas. She has extensive experience with both roadway and drainage design for schematic and final design projects for counties, municipalities, and TxDOT.

A civil engineer with more than two decades of experience planning and designing public infrastructure, she has a deep appreciation for how our built environment impacts the way communities grow and how we move within them. As a downtown resident and a...

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Austin Transit Partnership

Lonny Stern is an accomplished program director, communications manager, and policy professional, having worked with a variety of non-profit, government, and private sector organizations. He is particularly focused on scaling programs that increase human capital, reduce government dependency, support regional growth and guarantee greater economic opportunity for the public and private sectors.

He has a significant body of experience in city and state government; real estate investment; transportation, energy, water, and education policy; and building brand awareness for good...

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Movability Staff

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Director of Outreach and Engagement

  • Commutes: MetroExpress bus, MetroRapid bus, MetroRail, bike, telework Kate is a communicator by trade. At Movability she's in charge of marketing, communications, and events. Kate has a background as a reporter, and ran her own communications business before starting with Movability in 2019. She has worked for the Austin Business Journal and as a freelance reporter, with work published by PBS News Hour, USA Today, the Dallas Morning News, and the Texas Tribune. Even though AP Style trained her differently, Kate has come to love the Oxford comma.
  • Kate has an undergraduate degree from Colby College in English and a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to Texas, she lived in her native New England, where she perfected the fine art of eating a lobster and developed a love for inclement weather.
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Business Administrator

Commutes: MetroRail, telework, flex time Marshall Jackson has worked in administrative roles going on 10 years in various positions. Marshall has a background in human resources, executive support, and office management. She is the Business Administrator for Movability, supporting fellow professionals with everyday business needs. She lives in Cedar Park, Texas. When Marshall isn’t working hard at Movability, you’ll find her spending quality time with her family.

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Executive Director

  • Commutes: flex time, telework, bike, MetroRapid
  • For Lisa Kay it’s all about the relationship. To build a successful, long-lasting program, project or organization relationships that are sincere, transparent, and truthful are required. Lisa Kay came to Movability in February 2018 after more than a decade at St. David’s Episcopal Church as the Director of Special Events. She was charged with creating a meeting and event center for downtown Austin to use as their “community center.” In a short time, recurring customers included SXSW, the Austin Film Festival, the North American Bikeshare Association, the Rotary Club of Austin, dozens of non-profit organizations and many downtown corporations. Lisa Kay’s department grew from one that was funded by the organization to one that provided income to the organization.

Prior to moving to Austin, Lisa Kay was the Director of the public transit system in Cheyenne, Wyoming. During...

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Communications Assistant

Commutes: MetroRapid bus, CARTS bus, telework Alex brings a long history of customer relations and entertainment to his role as Movability’s in-house content producer. With recent education in geography, psychology, and film, he also helps develop campaign messaging, maps, case studies and location analyses to help drive results in marketing and programs for Movability. On weekends, you can find Alex at a concert in Austin, at the river in San Marcos, or visiting family in his hometown of San Antonio.

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Program Manager

Commutes: Bicycle, MetroRapid bus, CARTS bus, flex time, telework Alex works with our members to help them find the best commute options for their employees, design and implement mobility policies, and learn how transportation demand management (TDM) can help them save money and boost recruitment and retention.

Before coming to Movability, Alex was the Transportation Demand Coordinator at Texas State University in San Marcos, where he oversaw and managed the university's alternative transportation options, managed and led the student late-night transit service, and supervised the on-campus bike shop among other responsibilities. Alex also earned his BS from Texas State in urban and regional planning.

He hails from Austin originally and is an active cyclist, both as a commuter and in competitive cycling.

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