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Meet the members of the UT Austin Major Gifts team. Click on a name below to see an individual bio, or scroll down to meet the entire team.

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Wendy Anderson
Director
512-232-2300

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Wendy Anderson is an Executive Director of Major and Principal Gifts traveling to Austin, the Rio Grande Valley, Florida, and Chicago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications: public relations from Stephens College, Columbia, Mo.
LeAnn Gillette
Director
512-475-7864

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LeAnn Gillette is a Senior Director of Principal Gifts traveling to Houston, the Pacific Northwest, and Washington, DC. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
Catherine Ott Griffith
Associate Director
512-475-9318

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Catherine Ott Griffith is an Associate Director of Development, traveling to Houston, Corpus Christi and New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin.
Joan ReedJoan Reed
Associate Director
512-475-9683

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Joan Read is a Director of Development traveling to Houston and Colorado. She holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Texas A&M and a MBA from Westminster College.
EmilyAnne Skinner
Associate Director
512-471-4724

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EmilyAnne Skinner is an Associate Director of Development traveling to Houston, East Texas, and Northern California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Texas at Austin.
Whitney KirkWhitney Kirk
Assistant Director
512-232-7411

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Whitney Kirk is an Assistant Director for Development, traveling to Dallas, west Texas, the panhandle, Georgia, northern Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Performance from the University of Mississippi.
Blake TurnerBlake Turner
Development Associate
512-232-6531

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Blake Turner is a Development Associate, supporting Joan Reed, Lynn Lipshy, and Whitney Kirk. He holds a Master of Music degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance from Rice University.
Jenna Smith
Development Associate
512-232-8451

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Jenna Smith is a Development Associate, supporting Suzy Balagia, LeAnn Gillette, Catherine Ott Griffith, and EmilyAnne Skinner. She is a University of Texas at Austin grad who completed her B.A. in English/Creative Writing.
Katrina Holder
Development Associate
512-475-9485

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Katrina Holder is a Development Associate, supporting Wendy Anderson. She has a B.B.A. in International Business and Marketing from the University of Oklahoma.

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