AGLCC Board Members

 

Amy Cook, Amy R. Cook, CPA
Chair

Amy has been active in AGLCC since 2002 serving as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Programs. In addition to AGLCC she has served on the boards of aGLIFF, Club Skirt, Austin Women’s Symphony, BNI, HRC, and the Dallas Women’s Business Network. After working in national and large local firms, Amy began her own CPA practice in 1998 serving the accounting needs of individuals and small businesses currently serves as the outside CFO for the Kairos Foundation. 

Chase Kincannon, MassMutual Southwest
Vice Chair

Chase is a Vice President at MassMutual Southwest, a financial services firm. Having worked extensively with chambers of commerce in the past, Chase is responsible for the AGLCC Chamber Ambassadors program. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, Polari. Chase enjoys racing sailboats on Lake Travis where he is an active member of the Austin Yacht Club, volunteering at the Austin Galano Club, and is an avid astrophotographer with the Austin Astronomical Society.  He is an alumnus of Tarleton State Univeristy and Leadership Austin.  His family has lived in Texas since 1835.

Rich Segal

Rich Segal
Secretary

Rich Segal has been doing the weather for over 30 years. Rich moved to Texas in 1978 and Austin in 1993. In 2003 he joined the team of Time Warner Cable News full time. He is a member of the National Weather Association. Rich moonlights as the public service announcer for the University of Texas women's softball and volleyball teams. He is also a very active member in Austin's only gay softball league, Softball Austin.

Rich Segal

Carlie Bittel, Bittel Books & Taxes
Treasurer

Carlie works with fellow entrepreneurs and small businesses through her CPA practice, Bittel Books & Taxes. A problem solver at heart, Carlie is passionate about helping fellow entrepreneurs, small business owners and individuals grow and succeed. She specializes in small business tax, accounting, and business strategy, helping owners navigate employer-sponsored benefits to protect themselves and what they've built. She believes in setting individuals and businesses up for success from the very beginning through an advising partnership with MassMutual Southwest... and having a little fun along the way! A firsthand beneficiary of how the chamber can benefit business owners, Carlie is excited to join the AGLCC Board as Treasurer in 2016.

Jeff Arnold

Jeff Arnold, Bella Casa Realty

Jeff is a real estate agent focusing his expertise on helping seniors with their housing needs – and working with their adult children (or other family members) to provide information that allows the client to make an informed decision. Jeff's prior career was in IT Program Management, and that led to opportunities to live around the country over a 27+ year span. Having settled in the Austin metro area several years ago, Jeff now focuses his energy on his clients as well as his passion for restoring homes. His primary work with the AGLCC is overseeing the quarterly magazine, The Agenda and handling advertising sales in the magazine to our exceptionally diverse group of AGLCC business members.

 

Afton Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh Quintanilla, PLLC

Afton is an attorney and law professor, who serves as managing member for Cavanaugh Quintanilla, PLLC. His practice focuses on providing legal help to business owners, as well as assisting on real estate transactions. He also helps clients with their estate planning and probate needs. The focus of his firm is helping people breakdown the barriers to their personal and business success. If you run a business or are purchasing or selling real estate, Afton's firm can help you. Afton grew up right here in Austin, and went from being a homeless, high school drop out (after both his parents went to jail) to a licensed attorney that graduated in the top 2% of his class from St. Mary's School of Law. Besides his service on the AGLCC Board, Afton is also a board member for the Council on At-Risk Youth (CARY) and the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO). He enjoys spending his time with his wife, three daughters, their two pet pigs, and two bunnies.

 

Jeff Davis, Mammoth Recruiting

Jeff Davis is the Owner and Founder of Mammoth Recruiting. A graduate of UCLA, Mr. Davis has an extensive background in Human Resources, Recruiting, and Staffing. He has worked as a Human Resources and Recruiting Professional for several companies, including Los Angeles based accounting firm Singer Lewak which was named one of The Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal during his tenure. Mr. Davis has also served as a Corporate Recruiter for Aerotek, Inc, the largest privately held staffing firm in the United States, Forever 21, one of the largest retailers in the world, and Manpower Group. 

 

John Egan, Sparefoot

John Egan, a resident of Austin since 1999, is editor in chief at SpareFoot, an Austin startup that operates the country's largest online marketplace for storage units. John has more than 25 years of experience in journalism, brand journalism, content marketing, blogging and public relations, including stints as editor and managing editor of the Austin Business Journal. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in journalism and is working toward a master's degree in marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. John is a former board member of Out Youth Austin.

 

Jonathan Greiner, UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Jonathan has worked within the hospitality industry in Austin for the past 14 years, with a focus on catering and events. After the past two years working as the Venue & Event Manager at the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, he recently took on the role of the Operations Manager. He is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ issues, and a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. In his spare time, he is an avid music lover and musician.  

Shannon Mantrom

Shannon Brooke Mantrom, Leap to Success

Shannon Brooke Mantrom has been in sales off and on for 25 years taking time off in the mid-2000's to help raise her two daughters. After leaving a high-stress sales position in March of 2012, and being encouraged by her husband to attend Launch Pad Job Club late spring, her life was forever changed for the better. She helped create the premiere program of Launch Pad called Leap to Success, which provides pro bono, professional project work for Austin-area non-profit organizations. Leap to Success not only provides project work for non-profits they do not have the time, expertise, or budget they cannot provide on their own, the program allows volunteers to keep their job skills sharp and provides them positive entries for their resumes and LinkedIn profiles making them more attractive to prospective employers – a true “win-win” for all involved.

 

 

 

 

AGLCC Board members must be members in-good-standing and serve on alternating two year terms. Nominations for future board members are accepted during the month of October and November for November elections but there are often openings available throughout the year.  Contact chair@aglcc.org if you are interested in volunteering for the board.

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