• Board of Directors

  • Chase Kincannon, MassMutual Southwest
    Chair

    Chase is a Vice President at MassMutual Southwest, a financial services firm. Having worked extensively with chambers of commerce in the past, Chase was responsible for the creation of our chamber's Ambassador program. He recently served on the Board of Directors for the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival. Chase enjoys racing sailboats on Lake Travis where he is an active member of the Austin Yacht Club, volunteering at the Austin Galano Club, and is an avid astrophotographer with the Austin Astronomical Society.  He is an alumnus of Tarleton State Univeristy and Leadership Austin.  His family has lived in Texas since 1835.

     

  • Tara Gray, Candlelight Ranch
    Vice Chair

    Tara has lived in Austin Texas for over 22 years. A single mom of 3 beautiful children, Tara has been working in the non-profit world since she graduated college in 1999. She has been working for the American Cancer Society since. Tara is very passionate about empowering, supporting, educating and providing resources to the LGBTQ Community. Serving as a Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society and overseeing the LGBT Against Cancer efforts, Tara has had the privilege to help ensure there is access to resources for those affected by cancer. Tara now serves as the Development Director for Candlelight Ranch. An organization helps children out that are at risk, including those in the LGBTQ Community.

     

  • Rich Segal
    Secretary

    Rich Segal has been doing the weather for over 30 years. Rich moved to Texas in 1978 and Austin in 1993. In 2003 he joined the team of Time Warner Cable News full time. He is a member of the National Weather Association. Rich moonlights as the public service announcer for the University of Texas women's softball and volleyball teams. He is also a very active member in Austin's only gay softball league, Softball Austin.

     

  • Eddie Aramburo, SolarWinds
    Treasurer

    Eduardo Aramburo is trilingual with international academic and work experiences. His skills range from Accounting to Project Management in fintech, consulting, and healthcare. He has managed complex projects, supervised operations, analyzed financial data, and implemented process improvements.

     

     

  • Jeff Arnold, Sought + Found Realty

    Jeff is a real estate agent focusing his expertise on helping seniors with their housing needs – and working with their adult children (or other family members) to provide information that allows the client to make an informed decision. Jeff's prior career was in IT Program Management, and that led to opportunities to live around the country over a 27+ year span. Having settled in the Austin metro area several years ago, His primary work with the chamber is as chair of the Supplier Diversity Committee, which is focused on providing value added connections to larger corporations for our business members that are LGBTBE certified.  Jeff also is the Chair of the Austin LGBT Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit established to provide grants to LGBT individuals looking to enhance their skill sets thru higher/vocational education, or LGBT-owned small businesses that need assistance paying for a seminar or training session to help grow their business.

     

  • Liz Baloutine, Seedlings Gardening

    Liz is the owner and operator of Seedlings Gardening, a company she founded in 2011. A native Austinite, Liz earned a master’s degree in architecture from Texas Tech University. She now puts her skills to work designing and installing landscapes with a focus on style and sustainability. Outside of work Liz enjoys exploring the many creative and social opportunities Austin has to offer and spends time with her two dogs, Ziggy and Lola.

     

  • Claire Bow

    Claire Bow is a retired Attorney/State Executive turned Transgender advocate/activist. After a 31 year career in Law, Risk Management, Insurance and Executive Management with the State of Texas, Ms. Bow now devotes her time to working for social justice and fostering understanding and acceptance of the Transgender Community.

     

  • John Egan, JayHawk Media

    John Egan is a longtime board member and supporter of the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and has lived in Austin since 1999. Before joining the LGBT Chamber board, John served on the board of OutYouth. He has more than 30 years of experience in journalism, content marketing, blogging and public relations. Currently, he is a self-employed writer, blogger, editor and content creator. Previously, John was editor in chief at LawnStarter, SpareFoot and Bankrate Insurance. Earlier, he was editor and managing editor of the Austin Business Journal. A native of Kansas, John earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in communications from Southern New Hampshire University.

     

  • Natalie Lynch, Lynch Service Company

    Natalie Lynch leads both the Lynch Service Company, that focuses on harassment, retaliation, and discrimination in the workplace, and the Lynch Law Firm. Her focus on workplace fairness is distinguished in this state and she is the only consulting member of the Association of Workplace Investigations in central Texas. Natalie is honored to serve as an ally for the LGBTQ Community and she intends to strengthen the recognition of the collaboration between the businesses of Austin and the AGLCC. Ms. Lynch attended Texas A&M University, South Texas College of Law, and the University of Denver before ultimately settling with her family in Austin, Texas. Ms. Lynch participates actively in animal welfare issues and is also active with the State Bar of Texas.

     

  • Shannon Brooke Mantrom, Leap to Success

    Shannon Brooke Mantrom has been in sales off and on for 25 years taking time off in the mid-2000's to help raise her two daughters. After leaving a high-stress sales position in March of 2012, and being encouraged by her husband to attend Launch Pad Job Club late spring, her life was forever changed for the better. She helped create the premiere program of Launch Pad called Leap to Success, which provides pro bono, professional project work for Austin-area non-profit organizations. Leap to Success not only provides project work for non-profits they do not have the time, expertise, or budget they cannot provide on their own, the program allows volunteers to keep their job skills sharp and provides them positive entries for their resumes and LinkedIn profiles making them more attractive to prospective employers – a true “win-win” for all involved.

     

  • Joe McAdams, Kind Clinic

    Joe McAdams, Executive Director of Kind Clinic, has served in the field of HIV prevention, HIV disease management, HIV and substance use outreach and curriculum-based education for over 20 years. In this service, he acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience that includes building lasting relationships with other community based organizations and other stakeholders in Texas. Now serving Texans at Kind Clinic, Joe leads the clinic's mission in decreasing HIV transmission rates through PrEP and PEP access. Another important component of the clinic is the addition of gender affirming care services for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) patients. Joe works alongside the community and staff to make sure the health needs of TGNC and LGBTQ+ patients are being met holistically when addressing their sexual health and overall wellness.

     

  • Adam Milne, Brown Insurance Group

    Adam has been an active member of the LGBT Chamber since 2016 and, just recently, became an Ambassador for the Chamber. He is also an active singing member and Board Member of the Capital City Men's Chorus of Austin. Professionally, he is a Risk Manager and Advisor of Insurance Services at the Brown Insurance Group, Inc. in Oak Hill and Dripping Springs, TX, where he specializes in working with the LGBTQ Community. His passion is to help the Chamber grow in membership and grow in support, both inside and outside of the LGBT Community! He is honored to represent his Community as a leader in the Chamber, and looks forward to working hard toward the ever-so-important goal of growing the success of Gay Businesses in Austin. In his free time, Adam loves experiencing new and old cinematic adventures and playing board games with his friends and family.

     

  • Wendy Nolin, Wendy Nolin Worldwide

    Wendy Nolin has had a passion for teaching and traveling since age 14. After retiring from Alaska Airlines at 26, she found her niche in training and coaching her B2C sales teams. Wendy started her business in 2008 to help people experience the success of investing in themselves to build a thriving, sustainable, resilient business - to succeed at work and win at life.

     

  • Mia Parton, Aeparmia Engineering

    Mrs. Parton is the President of a local Civil Engineering Firm, Aeparmia Engineering, PLLC. She was recently appointed by the City of Austin Council to serve on the Water and Wastewater Commission. She has been actively involved in the Central and North Texas areas as an advocate for the LGBTQ Community. In 2010, Mia founded Women’s Alliance for Leadership (WAL), a statewide non-profit organization that is dedicated to empowering LGBTQ women in Texas by offering accessible leadership workshops, awarding scholarships and honoring women leaders in the community. Mia embraces her diverse background as Muslim, Middle-Eastern/Asian, and Lesbian. Her personal vision for the Chamber is to set the standard for business success and expansion in the local community with a commitment to promote LGBT women and people of color within that scope. Mia is happily married; she and her wife are proud parents of their beautiful baby boy.

     

  • Austin Siebert

    Originally born in Indiana, Austin has found his home here in Texas devoting his life to educating LGBTQ locals on housing and investment; all with a song in his heart. Austin attended American University (DC), Northwestern University (Chicago), and finished his Masters in Music at the University of North Texas. In addition to being a full-time Real Estate Professional, he is also a professional Opera Singer performing both internationally and domestically.

     


  • Board members must be members of the Austin LGBT Chamber in-good-standing and serve on alternating two year terms. Nominations for future board members are accepted during the month of October and November for November elections but there are often openings available throughout the year. Contact chair@aglcc.org if you are interested in volunteering for the board.

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