Board of Directors

Since its inception, Austin’s own community licensed public television station Austin PBS, KLRU-TV, has brought exceptional educational television to the Central Texas community. This non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is made possible through support from our members.

Austin PBS' Board and Committees will continues to meet virtually until further notice. If any would like information, please contact Bill Stotesbery at bill@klru.org.

2020 - 2021 Board Meeting Schedule (pdf)

  • *Laura H. Beckworth, Hobby Communications, LLP, Board Chair
  • *Ryan Nixon, Nixon Capital LLC, Board Vice Chair
  • *Mike Blue, Ernst & Young LLP, Board Treasurer
  • *Christy Carpenter, Nonprofit Leader & Advisor, Board Secretary
  • *Chris Mattsson, Mattsson McHale Foundation, Past Board Chair
  • *James Aldrete, Message Audience & Presentation
  • Ryan Atlas, Vista Equity Partners
  • Tom Ball, Next Coast Ventures
  • Christian Barnard, T3
  • Alka Bhanot, IndeMeme
  • Louis Black, Co-Founder of The Austin Chronicle and SXSW
  • Ross Buhrdorf, ZenBusiness, Inc.
  • Rudy Colmenero, Attorney at Law
  • Virginia Cumberbatch, Co-Founder, Chief Storyteller at Rosa Rebellion
  • Ryan Dalton, Parsley Energy
  • *Denise Davis, Davis Kaufman PLLC
  • Debra Day Floyd, Civic Volunteer
  • Marianne Dwight, Of Counsel/ Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and Director Institutional Investor Services/ Strategic Insight Group
  • James Flieller, Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • Chuck Foster (ex officio)
  • *Sherrie Frachtman, Civic Volunteer
  • *Vanessa A. Gonzalez, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta
  • Joe Hanson, Science Writer/ YouTube Educator/ Host, “It’s OK to be Smart”
  • Julie Herrera, Toyota of Cedar Park
  • Don Ross Hewlett, Hewlett Family of Dealerships
  • *Karen Kennard, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Jonathan Levy, Brown Advisory
  • *Jan Lindelow, Investor & Philanthropist
  • Ray Martinez, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc. (ICUT)
  • Nan McRaven, McRaven Consulting
  • *Bob Morse, Strattam Capital
  • Elizabeth Nash, Civic Volunteer
  • Milam Newby, Vinson & Elkins
  • Nona Niland, Niland Foundation
  • Bettye Nowlin, Civic Volunteer
  • Libby Nezda Orr, AT&T
  • Claire Pinkerton, Civic Volunteer
  • Nancy Pollard, Friends of the Children
  • Mellie Price, Dell Medical School The University of Texas at Austin
  • Janine Reintjes, Civic Volunteer
  • Catherine Robb, Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Shuronda Robinson, Adisa Communications
  • Geronimo Rodriguez, Seton Healthcare Family
  • *Sergio Rodriguez, GALO OPS, LLC
  • Manuel Rosso, Food on the Table
  • Yvette Ruiz Krumhansl, JP Morgan Chase
  • Brad Schlosser, Schlosser Development
  • Krishna Srinivasan, LiveOak Venture Partners
  • Bill Stotesbery, Austin PBS (ex officio)
  • Robert Strauss, Peak Rock Capital
  • *Carl Stuart, Carl Stuart Investment Advisor, Inc
  • Gavin Villareal, Baker Botts LP
  • Carol Wagner, Civic Volunteer
  • Frank Ward, Director of Media Relations at Texas Education Agency
  • Craig Watkins, PhD, Ernest S. Sharpe Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and founding director of the Institute for Media Innovation
  • Matt Winkler, Asuragen, Inc
  • *Amy Wong Mok, Asian American Cultural Center
  • Howard Yancy, Zydeco Development

* Executive Committee member