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Volunteer Leaders

What Starts Here starts with you

The University of Texas at Austin is preparing to launch the What Starts Here campaign — the most ambitious fundraising effort in our history. Committed volunteer leaders set an example for Longhorn Nation through their leadership, passion and personal investments, and will ensure transformative impact on our students, faculty and ability to change the world.

Our campaign volunteer leaders’ generosity, leadership and vision for UT make them some of the university’s most valued partners.

Corporate Champions Council

Members of the Corporate Champions Council represent some of UT’s most philanthropic partners. They advise university leaders, build enterprise-level connections and accelerate the impact of the What Starts Here campaign through corporate partnership.

Tamara Fields

Tamara Fields

Austin Office Managing Director & South Market Unit Director of Operations

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Sylvia Herrera-Alaniz

Sylvia Herrera-Alaniz

Principal Enterprise Account Manager

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Eric Van Hensbergen

Eric Van Hensbergen

Fellow

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Adrianna Bernal

Adrianna Bernal

Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs

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Eric Sirgo

Eric Sirgo

Vice President - Facilities, Design and Solutions

Chevron
Eric R. Davis

Eric R. Davis

Global Completions Chief

ConocoPhillips

"UT is a source of innovation, inspiration and academic achievement — part of the beating heart of Austin. Without UT, our community would not thrive as it does now."

Heather McKissick

Executive Vice President, University Federal Credit Union

Karen Plotkin

Karen Plotkin

Senior Vice President, America’s Client Solutions, Sales

Dell Technologies
Katherine Shappley

Katherine Shappley

VP Client Success, Commerce

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Katharine McAden

Katharine McAden

Head of Public Policy and External Affairs, South

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"The University of Texas at Austin is developing our future leaders. UT’s ability to attract amazing talent, coupled with their leveraging of technology, will help solve some of the world’s most complicated problems."

Matt Renner

President, US Enterprise, Microsoft Corporation

Winell Herron

Winell Herron

Group Vice President - Public Affairs, Environmental Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion

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Claire Vishik

Claire Vishik

Intel Fellow

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Our partnership with UT is invaluable. The University Co-op was founded more than 125 years ago to provide UT students with course materials and that continues today. Together, we’ve been able to maximize our impact on students through scholarship and engagement. Together, we empower students to change the world."

Cheryl Phifer

President and CEO, University Co-op

Cheryl Mills-Knight

Cheryl Mills-Knight

Vice President of Brand and Culture

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Matt Renner

Matt Renner

President - US Enterprise

Microsoft
Chad Houston

Chad Houston

Energy Storage Technology Manager

Schlumberger
Tony Almeida

Tony Almeida

Head of Contracting and Procurement Americas, Lubricants

Shell

"UT understands partnership and how to cultivate high-performing students who will do well in any corporate setting. I believe UT has the right mix of research, innovation and education needed for today’s ever-changing environment."

Tamara Fields

Austin Office Managing Director & South Market Unit Director of Operations, Accenture

Claire Harrison

Claire Harrison

Austin Market President

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Ryan Manack

Ryan Manack

Director - Worldwide Marketing - Automotive Systems

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Cheryl Phifer

Cheryl Phifer

President and CEO

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Heather McKissick

Heather McKissick

Executive Vice President

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