Our Board

APIE’s Board of Directors is made up of community leaders who have expertise in education and business.

Meet the Board

Rick Whiteley


Cushman and Wakefield, Executive Director

Matias Segura


Austin Independent School District, Interim Superintendent

Katelyn Lowrey

Board Member, Secretary

Mission Capital, Director of Consulting, Learning & Leadership

Doyle Valdez

Board Member, Treasurer

Valco Resource Management, President

Catherine Denham

Board Member

Wells Fargo, Portfolio Execution Specialist

Garrett Groves

Board Member

Austin Community College, VP of Business and Industry Partnerships

Rev. Daryl L. Horton, D.Min.

Board Member

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Pastor

Dennis Howard

Board Member

Charles Schwab, Chief Information Officer

Candace Hunter

Board Member

Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees, District 1 Trustee

Eric R. Kase

Board Member

A+ Federal Credit Union, President/CEO

Angelia McFarland

Board Member

Dell Technologies, Product Management Director

Sergio Rodriguez

Board Member

Marathon Norco Aerospace, Former President

Trinidad San Miguel, Ed.D.

Board Member

Educational Consultant

Michelle Krejci Wallis

Board Member

Austin Independent School District, Office of Innovation and Development, Executive Director

Mark Williams

Board Member

Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees, Former Board President

Emily Wright

Board Member

Bumble, VP Global Communications

Gilbert Zavala

Board Member

Austin Chamber of Commerce & Opportunity Austin, Vice President of Education & Talent Development

Our Advisory Board

K.C. Cerny, Ph.D.

Advisory Board Member

Management Information Analysis, Managing Partner

Mark Curry

Advisory Board Member

Past Chair, Retired, Wells Fargo Bank Community President

Richard Rhodes, Ph.D.

Advisory Board Member

Austin Community College, President and CEO

Robert Rutishauser

Advisory Board Member

Youth Advisory Group, WorkSource Chair