Board of Directors

T. Dale Quisenberry - Chairperson 

Dale is a 24-year veteran of the information technology industry. After attending Texas Tech University, Dale started his career in 1981 at the information systems division at First National Bank of Dallas. Continuing in the financial information systems area, Dale moved to First Texas Computer/Moneymaker, a division of First Texas Saving, in 1985. There he held the position of Director of Network Operations. In 1989, Dale was lured to Austin by the challenges and promise of a startup now known as Netsolve, which was acquired by Cisco. In 1996, he co-founded Crossroads Systems, growing it from seed stage to IPO in October 1999. Dale served as COO from ‘96-’99. In April 1999, he headed the Fortune 1000 sales team and held that position until he left Crossroads in May of 2000. Since leaving Crossroads, Dale has been an angel investor and served on six early stage company Boards, assisted in the formation of Oil and Gas E&P fund and continues to offer advisory services to early stage companies.


Jim Mustacchia - Chair Elect


Lisa Matthews, CPA - Treasurer

Lisa is a planner, so it makes perfect sense that her principal areas of practice include estate tax planning and compliance, closely held businesses, franchise, payroll tax planning and compliance, income tax planning & compliance, IRS controversy resolution, professional services firms, and medical practice management. She leverages her more than 25 years of accounting experience to the benefit of business and individual clients throughout the greater Austin, Texas area.
Lisa serves as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), and the Estate Planning Council of Central Texas.


Russell Young -  Past Chairperson

Russell Young is Senior Vice President at CBRE's Austin Office Occupier Practice Group. He has 15 years of tenant advisory experience with a focus on technology and law firm office users. Prior to CBRE, Russell was a top producer at JLL and Commercial Texas, LLC. Russell has consistently been recognized as a “Heavy Hitter”, Tenant Representation, by the Austin Business Journal, having completed more than 300 transactions totaling more than four million square feet of space in Austin. He has served as board president for the Thinkery and acted as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). Russell holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Texas. 


 Peter Eckert - Director

Peter Eckert is regarded as a true UX design visionary and one of the best UX design leaders in the world by top global companies. As Chief Experience Officer and Co-Founder of projekt202, Peter is responsible for helping businesses develop and establish meaningful company-wide experience strategies through understanding their audiences and customers better than ever before. Under Peter’s guidance, projekt202 builds emotionally rich and intuitive solutions that enable customers and end-users to access the full potential of technology in today’s connected world.

Peter has helped many Fortune 500 companies implement user experience strategies into their organizations, changing the way products are envisioned, designed and built. He has directed projekt202’s efforts for SAP, Charles Schwab, PayPal, Sabre, Motorola, Dell, Samsung, Crossmark, Microsoft, Agresso, Thomson Financials, The Tribune Company, LeGrand, Logitech, Deloitte, Mercedes, Capital One, Amazon, Expedia, AT&T, Cognizant, eBay, Southwest Airlines, Kronos, Teleflora, TicketNetwork and many more.
Peter has helped projekt202 grow into a globally-recognized, multimillion-dollar company. Prior to co-founding projekt202, Peter was Creative Director at frogdesign, leading the company’s Austin studio for five years.


Jean Vestri - Director


Kelly Sampley - Director

Kelly Sampley is a fundraising and communications professional. She has over 15 years experience in public affairs and government relations, focusing on issue advocacy, fundraising, message development and outreach for clients engaged in shaping public policy. For eight years, Kelly operated a fundraising and event management practice. She has built and managed successful high-yield fundraising campaigns, increased individual, foundation and corporate donor support, and produced numerous large and small-scale events to support clients’ goals. Prior to opening her own practice, she was Vice-President of State Legislative Affairs for a financial services company supervising legislative and regulatory affairs for 17 states.

An Austinite for 21 years and community volunteer, Kelly has served on the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum Board of Directors for 11 years. During her term as President, she successfully finalized a 100 yr public/private partnership between the non-profit and the City of Austin. She recently joined the Spirit Reins Board of Directors. She is Sponsorship Chair for South Austin Baseball, Gala Chair for St. Francis School and oversees an exploratory committee for a new cultural district in Austin. She is also an alumni of Leadership Austin’s Essential class of 2014.


 Leslie Wingo - Director

Leslie Wingo leads an agency of 90 in Texas and New York. Her accomplishments include launching the Austin office as well as campaigns for State Farm, Burger King and the U.S. Postal Service. Leslie has been awarded Austin advertising’s Silver Medal for Lifetime Achievement and named one of the Top Women in Advertising and Marketing by Black Enterprise magazine, as well as 4A’s “100 People Who Make Advertising Great.” She has served on numerous boards including American Heart Association of Texas and the American Lung Association. Leslie Lives in Austin with her husband, Christopher Martinez, and their two young children.

 

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