Introducing Gordon Butler, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area

Apr 21, 2022 | Club Updates

Following an extensive search over the last several months, I am excited to announce Gordon Butler as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Austin, effective May 16, 2022.

Gordon brings to BGCAA nearly 20 years of experience in education and a passion for teaching and working with kids of all ages. He joins us from the Carroll Independent School District, where he currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Staff and Student Services. Prior to that, he served as the Principal of Lake Travis High School in Austin and has held various teaching, assistant principal and leadership roles throughout Dallas, Boston, and Austin – including two years as Chief Program Evaluation Officer for the McKinney School District.

Gordon earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M Commerce, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Texas at Arlington. And he is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Educational Administration from the University of Texas.

Gordon resides in the Lake Travis area with his wife, Kati and their two children, Hannah, and David. He enjoys spending time with his family and cheering for his beloved Texas Longhorns, much to the chagrin of his Aggie wife!

On behalf of the BGCAA Board of Directors, I am so pleased to welcome Gordon to the team and believe he is the right leader to support our organization as we work to further accelerate our efforts in creating a positive impact for the youth we serve throughout our community.

I would also like to give a special thanks to BGCAA Board Member William Talbott for his leadership throughout the extensive CEO search process, as well as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for their tremendous support during the last several months.

And last but not least, I would like to send a heartfelt THANK YOU to Misti Potter, our outgoing BGCAA CEO, for her seven years of service and long-term commitment to BGCAA. Misti’s leadership has been instrumental in developing programs that enrich and inspire the children in our community, and she leaves behind a legacy of passion, determination, and dedication. I wish her the very best as she transitions to the next chapter in her career.

Please join me in welcoming Gordon and thank you for your unwavering dedication and hard work in serving our BGCAA community. And thank you for your continued support of our Clubs. Without your generosity and dedication, we would not be able to support the many children and teens who enter our doors each day.


Stephanie Dismore
BGCAA Board Chair