Board & Staff
Board & Staff
The 2020 Nominations Committee led by Kelly Newberg, Past Chair and committee members, Christy Black, Jeff Haley, Jenn Busch, and Annmarie Hatfield presented the following slate of Board Members and Officers to the current Board of Directors on Wednesday, November 11th. The membership present at the December luncheon will vote on the slate.
2021 Board of Directors Nomination Slate:
Executive Committee Officers
Christy Black – Primrose Schools – Chairwoman of the Board
Kristi Jones - Heart Gift Foundation - Chair Elect
W. Tom Robinson, CPA – Treasurer
Holly Morris-Keuntz – LTISD – Secretary
Annmarie Hatfield – College Inroads – Past Chair
New Board members to serve a two-year term:
Michelle Smallwood - Tutor Doctor Lakeway
Michael Benitez - Whataburger
My name is Mike Benitez. I was born and raised in San Antonio, a native Texan. I relocated to Austin for a promotion opportunity over 10 years ago. I have been blessed to lead at Whataburger for the last 23 years and has been my only job. In my now, career, with Whataburger I have been able to lead and build teams up to 300 family members. I’ve assisted in their development to grow within the Brand and create their own life changing careers. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in opening many Whataburger restaurants across the country and was excited when I was asked to lead the team here at Whataburger in Lakeway. One of my most favorite aspects of the role is community outreach. Being a brand ambassador, fundraising. and giving back to the community we serve is a Core Value of the company. In my off time I enjoy spending time with my wife Beth and raising our two beautiful children.
Josh Tollett - Josh Tollett - State Farm
Josh Tollett has been a State Farm Insurance agent in Lakeway for 6 years and has been in the insurance industry for over 12 years. Josh represents the #1 insurance company in the U.S. and is proud to protect so many families in the area. Josh is involved with organizations such as BNI, NAIFA, GAP, LT Chamber of Commerce and others. Josh is an active and engaged member of the Lake Travis community and will strive to improve this area as much as he can. Being accepted to the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is an honor that he won’t take lightly and he will endeavor to live up to the responsibility with professionalism and respect.
Phyllis Campos - Community Impact Newspaper
Phyllis Campos has been General Manager of the Lake Travis/Westlake edition of Community Impact Newspaper for over 10 years. With 35 years of experience in news and entertainment media, Phyllis is a news junky who favors bringing community news to residents in their own neighborhoods. She has been very involved with the Lake Travis Chamber for many years as Leadership Chair, board member, and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. She is also an advocate for disability rights, an animal lover and avid rose' wine drinker.
Karla Swann - Broadway Bank
Karla Swann is a Wealth Advisor for Broadway Bank serving the Austin and Hill Country areas. She is also a licensed attorney and utilizes her legal experience, marketing, and public relations background routinely in her position. Applying her more than 20 years of legal and bank trust company experience, she helps guide clients and answer questions regarding estate planning, trust, wealth succession planning and investments. Karla has lived and worked within the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce service area for 15+ years. Raising her family in the area and being proactively involved in the community means a great deal to her. She prides herself in being active in her daughters’ extracurricular endeavors, appreciates being a good neighbor and feels a great sense of accomplishment being able to work and live in the area. Emphasizing her commitment to the area she serves as the 2nd Vice President for the Lake Travis Theatre Arts Program through the Lake Travis High School, she is Board Member for the Austin Bar Association Estate Planning and Probate section furthering her commitment to the ethical and professional practice of law. She is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Central Texas, the Planned Giving Council of Austin and the Texas Bar Association Real Estate, Probate and Trust section.
Karla lives in the Lakeway area with her husband and three daughters. They participate in area events and enjoy spending time on the lake, in the area greenbelts and walking their dogs. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin in Journalism with a specialization in Public Relations. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.
Annmarie Hatfield - Chairwoman - College Inroads
Christy Black, Chair Elect - Primrose Schools
Tom Robinson – Treasurer - W. Tom Robinson, CPA, PC
Holly Morris-Kuentz, Secretary - LTISD
Dean Carrier - BancorpSouth
Harold Copher - SouthStar Bank - Falconhead
Neil Engelmann - O'Neil's Pools
Kristi Jones - HeartGift Foundation
Bill Lowe, Director, Lowe Team Realty - KW Realty Lake Travis Market Center, click for bio here.
Alva Timmons - Timmons Insurance Agency
Jennifer Bush, Director, BB&T Bank
Jeff Haley, Director, Watkins Insurance Group
Landria Page, Director, Belmont Village of Lakeway
Clint Garza - City of Bee Cave
Marco Alvarado - LTISD
Mayor Sandy Cox - City of Lakeway
2020 Strategic Plan
View 2020 Strategic Plan HERE