Board of Directors

BGCAA is grateful for the guidance provided by the brightest minds in Greater Austin. These community leaders work tirelessly to advance the mission of BGCAA and advocate for the youth we serve.

Chairs of the Board

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Stephanie Dismore
Board Chair
HP Inc.

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Thomas Aylor
Treasurer
BigCommerce

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Whitney Charles
Board Secretary
Community Leader

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William Talbot
Past Board Chair
American Campus Communities

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Chairs of the Board

boys and girls club austin - board member - stephanie dismore photo
Stephanie Dismore
Board Chair
HP Inc.
boys and girls club austin - board member - thomas aylor photo
Thomas Aylor
Treasurer
BigCommerce
boys and girls club austin - board member - whitney charles photo
Whitney Charles
Board Secretary
Community Leader
boys and girls club austin - board member - william talbot photo
William Talbot
Past Board Chair
American Campus Communities

Stephanie Dismore currently serves as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, North America at HP Inc., where she is responsible for leading all aspects of HP’s market strategy and managing the multibillion-dollar P&L for the company’s largest geographic region. In this capacity, she also oversees direct and indirect sales engagements across HP’s portfolio of products and services, for commercial, consumer, and public sector customer segments in North America.

Throughout her 22-year tenure at HP, Dismore has held a variety of leadership positions in sales, marketing, and channel roles. Her deep understanding of how to navigate complex shifts in market dynamics, while achieving business objectives and creating capacity for sustainable growth, has earned her credibility and respect among her colleagues, partners, and customers as a thought leader and key decision-maker.

A committed advocate for advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace, Dismore helped found HP’s Global Diversity Advisory Board, and today she supports HP’s Women’s Impact Network and serves as Global Executive Sponsor of HP’s Young Employee Network. She also led the development of “HP Channel for Change,” a community service initiative in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, designed to help underserved youth bridge the digital divide.

Dismore holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Messiah College. She currently serves on multiple Boards of Directors including the Anti-Defamation League, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, the Consumer Technology Association, the HP Employee Political Action Committee (PAC), and Tessco Technologies, Inc. She also serves on advisory boards for organizations including CDW and City of Hope.

Thomas Aylor has served as the Chief Financial Officer of ProjectManager.com since October 2019. Prior to this role, Thomas was the VP of Finance (2012 – 2017) and CFO (2017-2019) of RetailMeNot. As the head of the RetailMeNot global finance organization, he managed the financial accounting and international finance teams. Thomas has a wealth of experience in strategic financial transactions, corporate governance, and operational finance and administration activities. During his 12-year tenure at Ernst & Young, he served clients ranging from growth-stage technology companies, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organizations. Thomas received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Texas State University.

He also currently serves as a Board Member and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas.

Whitney Charles is a native Texan, mother of three, philanthropist, and the University of Texas Alumni with a passion for community service and social justice. She strives to empower children facing socioeconomic challenges through the Jamaal Charles Family Foundation. By partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, Whitney aims to make Austin a more equitable place for local marginalized communities.

William Talbot has served as ACC’s Chief Investment Officer/EVP since November 2012 and currently oversees all of the company’s investment activity – including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and on and off-campus development. During his time at the company, William has been involved in transactions totaling more than 200 communities and more than $8.0 billion of student housing products, including the public merger with GMH as well as several of the largest portfolio acquisitions in the sector.

He currently serves as Chairman of ULI’s Student Housing Council and as a Chair-Elect of the Boys and Girls Club of Austin and Travis County, Inc. He also currently serves on the NMHC Finance Committee.

American Campus Communities, Inc. is the largest owner, manager, and developer of high-quality student housing communities in the United States. The company is a fully integrated, self-managed, and self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT) with expertise in the design, finance, development, construction management, and operational management of student housing properties. As of September 30, 2018, American Campus Communities owned 168 student housing properties containing approximately 103,500 beds. Including its owned and third-party managed properties, ACC’s total managed portfolio consisted of 202 properties with approximately 131,900 beds. Visit www.americancampus.com

Board Members

Najuma Atkinson
Dell

Rob Bridges
Wortham, LLC

Dr. James A. Broaddus
Broaddus & Associates, Inc.

Lynn Hamilton Butler
Husch Blackwell

George Casey
Community Leader

Jamaal Charles
Community Leader

C. Jeff Cook
Austin Boys and Girls Club Foundation

Monica Flores
Keller Williams Realty

Terrell F. Gates
Virtus Real Estate Capital

Andee Hartig
Jackson Walker LLP

Jay Harvey
Winckler & Harvey, LLP

William A. Heine
American Constructors, Inc.

Stacey Heller
American Campus Communities

Don Hobson
Visa

Sean Kelly
Fortitude Advisors

Mark Lobosco
LinkedIn

Matt Martin
iheartMedia

Cale McDowell
Jackson Walker LLP

Sean Mills
PlainsCapital Bank

Doug Opalka
JLL Capital Markets

David Parks
Adjacent Technologies, Inc.

Christine Payne
Redgrave LLP

Misti Potter
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area

Cate Prescott
Global Human Resources VP

Chris Shonk
ATX Seed Ventures

Taylor Sisson
Ernst & Young

Dwight Steward
EmployStats

William Talbot
American Campus Communities

Michael Volpe
EZCorp

Sam Zabaneh
DLA Piper LLP

Mario Zambrano
CMIT Solutions

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