Meet the 2020 PANELISTS
dr. colette pierce burnette
huston-tillotson university - austin, tx
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Pierce Burnette joined Huston-Tillotson University as President and Chief Executive Officer July 1, 2015. She is an experienced leader in higher education with a deep commitment to student success. She has forged successful careers in engineering, information technology, and higher education. Before transitioning into higher education, Dr. Pierce Burnette worked as a Computer Analyst at The Washington Post, was an Operations Support Engineer at Proctor and Gamble, held the position of Director of Information Systems at Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., and ran her own computer consulting firm, CompuMent. Top priorities in her presidency at Huston-Tillotson has been sustainability, environmental justice, STEM, and teacher preparation.
community advancement network - austin, tx
Raul Alvarez is the Executive Director for the Community Advancement Network. He has served on the Austin City Council, the Austin Community College board and the Capital Metro board. Alvarez is a founder and current board president of the East Austin Conservancy, a non-profit working to address gentrification in East Austin.
donna carter, faia
carter design associates - austin, tx
donna carter, faia received her BA from Yale University, studied as a Ford Foundation Scholar at the American University in Cairo, Egypt and received her Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. as president of carter design associates, Donna has led a practice focused on combining revitalization, historic preservation, urban planning and design with new construction within the context of complete and sustainable communities.
catellus - austin, tx
executive vice president
Greg Weaver, Executive Vice President of Catellus, is responsible for new project pursuits and redevelopment efforts of public-private partnerships. He is active with ULI and serves on the boards of the Austin Parks Foundation, Mueller Foundation, Austin American Heart Association and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Greg joined Catellus in 2000 but began his career with CBRE after earning a degree in business from the University of San Diego.