2017 CCAMC Board Members

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President – Kristen Scudder ’05

Kristen is a fifth generation Aggie therefore as the saying goes, she bleeds maroon.  She graduated in 2005 and moved back to her hometown of Austin, Texas in 2009.  She has been on the board for the past two years serving as vice president of Coach’s Night and has served as a committee member for the Maroon and White Wine Tasting Event.  Currently, Kristen works an Austin Realtor with Horizon Realty. She is passionate about assisting Aggies with their real estate wants and needs. When the CCAMC and the Austin real estate market isn’t keeping her busy, Kristen enjoys preparing for her level three sommelier certification as well as being outdoors, and cooking foods that reflect her and her husband Chris’ (class of 2006) many around the world travels.

President Elect, Vice President Coach’s Night – Amy Morris ’01

The youngest of 5 Aggies, Amy Morris basically grew up in Aggieland, and is pleased to continue serving her Aggie family as the 2017 CCAMC President-Elect and Coach’s Night Co-Chair.  Her work with the Club first began in 2010 as a Muster volunteer, moving on to chair Muster in 2011 and 2012, serving as Treasurer for 2013-2015, and co-chairing Coach’s Night in 2016.

Amy graduated from Texas A&M in 2001 with a BBA in Accounting.  Her career began in the audit practice of Arthur Andersen in Houston serving commercial clients, continuing on to PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Austin, serving the non-profit and small business communities of Austin with local firms Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP and Atchley & Associates LLP.  Amy currently serves as the Director of Finance for I Live Here I Give Here, whose flagship program, Amplify Austin, has raised over $35M for central Texas non-profits since 2012.  

She has two daughters, classes of 2029 and 2031, and volunteers with Austin Boxer Rescue, Junior Achievement, and RRISD.  She also enjoys anything on the water, reading, and spending time with her large and raucous family, along with frequent visits to College Station during football season.

 

 

Senior Advisor – Bryan Seiffert ’89

 

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Vice President Coach’s Night – Erika Musick ’02

Erika Musick is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2002 where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Additionally, she returned to A&M to pursue Graduate Studies in the field of Educational Psychology, specializing in Low Incidence Disabilities and received her teaching certification in Special Education. She is currently teaching her twelfth year in Special Education and also holds additional certifications in the areas of Elementary Education, Secondary English, and English as a Second Language. Born and raised in Austin, she is the only member of her family to attend Texas A&M University. Erika first became connected with the Capital Area A&M Club (CCAMC) by attending Football Watch Parties and Monthly Happy Hours. Passionate about assisting others with opportunities to connect and network with other Aggies in the Austin Area, she assisted with the Football Watch Parties during 2015. She looks forward to expanding her involvement with CCAMC in 2016 by serving as the 2016 Watch Party Coordinator. In addition to promoting and supporting fellowship of local Aggies in her role on the 2016 Board, Erika enthusiastically participates in CCAMC scholarship fundraising efforts to support local students as they begin their studies at Texas A&M University. As a high school special education teacher and active participant in the school district from which graduated, Erika encourages high school seniors accepted for admission to A&M to apply for the amazing scholarships that CCAMC has to offer. She looks forward to a great year of fellowship and fundraising!

 

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Vice President of Communications – Ryan Jech ’14

Ryan graduated from Texas A&M University with a Marketing BBA in May 2014.  He was a Platoon Leader in his outfit C-2 in the Corps of Cadets, and Captain of the Citadel Bulldog Challenge Team; that travels to Charleston, South Carolina for a 10 mile obstacle course competition. After graduating, he worked for Amazon.com as an Area Manager, and is currently working at Facebook as an Advertising Support Representative.  He supports SMB to Enterprise level accounts to optimize opportunities for improving clients’ Facebook Online Advertising performance.  Ryan is also responsible for evaluating and qualifying SMB clients for large budget advertising spending over $10,000 per month. In his spare time, you can find Ryan running around Town Lake, hanging out with friends at live music venues, and watching college football.

Vice President Membership – Kalli Allen 12

Kalli Allen was born and raised in Bryan, TX until she moved to College Station in 2008 to attend Texas A&M. She is a third generation Aggie who graduated with a degree in Finance in May of 2012. After graduation she moved to Austin and is currently working in the finance industry.  Although Kalli is no longer a student, she continues to further her education by acquiring several securities licenses and pursuing her CFP certification. This is her second year serving as Intramural Coordinator, and besides a strong passion for Aggie football, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants and running in her free time.

Treasurer – Katie Dahlander ‘15

Katie Dahlander graduated from Texas A&M in May 2015 with a Finance degree and certificate in Commercial Banking. Originally from Dallas, Katie fell in love with Austin during her internship at JPMorgan Chase. She has now worked at the bank for over 2 years supporting the Middle Market and Specialized Industries Commercial Lending Group.
 
When she’s not crunching numbers at work or as the CCAMC Treasurer, Katie enjoys traveling, gathering friends together, and promoting theSkimm as a local Skimmbassador.

 

Vice President Scholarships – Jon Maldonado ’09

Jon is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ for UBS Wealth Management in Austin, Texas and is passionate about helping families create clarity and confidence with their financial objectives. Prior to working at UBS, Jon worked at Northwestern Mutual and Teach for America. As a Teach for America alumni, Jon is a strong advocate for expanding educational opportunities for students throughout the Austin community and is a recent graduate of Leadership Austin. Jon serves on the Young Life Executive Committee for Hays High School. Finally, Jon loves Texas A&M University and serves on the Capital City A&M Club board as Vice President-Scholarships and the Association of Former Students Young Alumni Advisory Council. In his spare time, he enjoys running, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Vice President Technology – David Goss ’98

David Goss is returning as the Vice President of Technology.  He first became involved in the same capacity in 2010 when he moved to Austin.  He graduated from Texas A&M in 1998 with a degree in Information Systems and spent 10 years in Dallas before moving to Austin.  He is a Systems Engineer for Dell EMC and in his spare time enjoys playing Rugby with the Austin Blacks Rugby Football Club.

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Past President – David Perez ’02

  After earning his MBA, completing his commitment in the Air Force, and moving to Austin, Dave immediately plugged in with the Capital City A&M Club.  Enjoying meaningful relationships with other Aggies and a investing in a worthy cause he continued to attend Reveille Group events, volunteered for Coach’s Night, led committees, and eventually served on the board as the VP of Professional Programs and VP-Development.  Dave is the Founder and President of Lumen Insurance Technologies, an Austin based commercial insurance agency specializing in business insurance for startup technology companies. Dave has been married for 11 years to his wife, Bethany ’04, and they have two boys, Tate ’36 and Eli ’39.  Dave and Bethany attend Austin Ridge Bible Church in Westlake and enjoys family time, loyal friends, craft beer, new food, and travel.

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Muster – Amanda Palm ’99

A native Austinite and the only Aggie in her family, Amanda actually grew up cheering for that “other school” until she saw the light and shifted her allegiance to Texas A&M. Her blood has run a deep maroon ever since. Amanda is has been with the club for three years, having served as Muster chair during her tenure. She also previously volunteered with the club on the scholarship committee, coach’s night and more. Amanda graduated from Texas A&M in 1999 with a BS in Journalism and has spent her career in the communications field, working for the Texas Veterans Commission, Schlotzsky’s and is currently corporate communications manager at Sport Clips Haircuts. In addition to volunteering with CCAMC, she spends a week each summer as a director at Slumber Falls Camp in New Braunfels.

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Vice President Professional – Laura Gonzalez ’02

Laura is a proud alum of Texas A&M where she received both her bachelor’s in Public Relations and an MS in International Human Resources.  Originally from Mexico City, Laura was living in California for the last 14 years and just recently moved to Austin to be closer to family, lifelong friends  and of course her alma mater and fellow Aggies!    She has been passionately dedicated to executive search for the last 15 years, both domestically and internationally and as Founder, and CEO of her own search firm CDM Search –where she focuses primarily on VP and above level roles in digital media, entertainment, online, mobile and related technologies and platforms.  As a career recruiter – She has put a lot of stock against a solid education and knows the pivotal role education plays in securing future and professional success.  She is very proud of all the good work the CCAMC  has accomplished in support of Texas A&M and the community  –especially  in providing academic scholarships to deserving Austin high school grads, so they too can join the Aggie family and continue our proud legacy!

 

Secretary – Blanca Guerrero ’12

Blanca is the first Texas A&M University graduate in her family, class of 2012, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Journalism. She has a sister currently attending Texas A&M University’s George Bush School and graduating May of 2017. After graduating, Blanca decided  to move to Austin, TX to help her older sister with the opening and management of her pediatric dental office, Green Apple Pediatric Dentistry. She first got involved with the Capital City A&M Club in 2014 with the Coach’s Night Committee and led the Decorations committee in 2016. During her free time, Blanca enjoys running around town lake, completing half-marathons, salsa dancing, and trying as many new restaurants as possible in the beautiful Austin, Texas. One of her main passions includes traveling around Texas and abroad to participate in dental mission trips.

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CCAMC is always looking for new board members who have a spirit of servant leadership and a heart for raising money for scholarships for our local youth to help us take the club to the next level!

Email President-Elect@austinags.org for inquiries.