• Staff & Ambassadors

  • Tina Cannon

    Executive Director 

    A dynamic, out-of-the-box leader who tackles one challenge after another. Ms. Cannon is currently the Executive Director of the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce after recently serving as the Vice President of Government Relations with the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Cannon also served as a Senior Policy Analyst for the City of Austin. Prior to her work in politics, Ms. Cannon has been a seasoned entrepreneur having spent many years in the Austin startup space. Ms. Cannon served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Texas State University and has been a guest blogger for CBSNews.com. She has been a featured presenter at various technology events.  Cannon graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. 

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  • Gunner Gardner

    Program Manager

    Originally from the Hill Country of Mason, Texas, Gunner Gardner is well familiar with the areas surrounding Central and West, Texas. After graduating from Granger High School, Gardner took to Alpine, Texas to play Division 3 Collegiate Tennis for Sul Ross State University. While there, he served as the President of The Rotaract Club Alpine, a division of Rotary International. Through Rotaract, Gardner organized several charitable fundraising efforts to support organizations like the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and those affected by tragedies like the Flint Michigan Water Crisis, The Nepal Earthquakes and more. In May of 2017, Gardner graduated Cum Laude and received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with honors in History and Political Science. He was most recently named the 2016-17 Community Service Athlete of the Year by the American Southwest Conference and the NCAA.

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