Campaign
Leadership

What Starts Here campaign volunteer leaders’ generosity, leadership and vision make them some of the university’s most valued partners. Hundreds of alumni and friends have joined us to set an example through their giving and commitment to our cause — and we are grateful.

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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Chris Emmons, Ph.D.

Chris Emmons, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Research Programs

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Tracy King

Tracy King

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

Marc Stein

Marc Stein

Senior Vice President

Dell Technologies
Katherine Shappley

Katherine Shappley

VP Client Success, Commerce

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Tom Markusic

Tom Markusic

CEO

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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

Katharine McAden

Katharine McAden

Head of Public Policy and External Affairs, South

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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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"Dell and UT have a special relationship that I’m proud to be part of. UT plays a unique role in shaping the present and future of Texas, one person at a time. As a Plan II and Silver Spur alum, I graduated with a set of skills and a network that continues to pay dividends. I appreciate the opportunity to pay it back."

Marc Stein

Senior Vice President, Dell Technologies

Cheryl Mills-Knight

Cheryl Mills-Knight

Vice President of Brand and Culture

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Matt Renner

Matt Renner

President - US Enterprise

Microsoft
Marina Bulova

Marina Bulova

Director University Collaborations

Schlumberger

"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

Ryan Manack

Ryan Manack

Director - Worldwide Marketing - Automotive Systems

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Heather McKissick

Heather McKissick

Executive Vice President

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