Board Members

Board members play an incredibly significant role in our organization providing guidance & governance to E.G.B.I., as they contribute to our organization’s culture, strategic focus, effectiveness, and financial sustainability, serving as ambassadors and advocates. We strive to have a diverse board that represents our stakeholders, including community leaders, business owners, professionals, and clients.

Elsa Reyes

Elsa Reyes

Chair Elect

Elsa Iris Reyes is an entrepreneurial leader, with nearly a decade of experience in developing strategic plans for non-profit organizations. Elsa Iris has expertise in process development and improvement, training, and governance to create meaningful insights and establish sustainable practices. Throughout the last 10+ years, Elsa Iris worked as a financial analyst for Navistar Inc, Wilsonart, & Mars Inc, as well as a consultant for Bridgepoint Consulting.

 

Now as a Vice President of Finance at IronClad Consulting Services and founder of Toloache Consulting in Austin, Elsa Iris oversees financial reporting, analysis, cash management, and strategic planning, and organizational management for several clients.
Elsa Iris currently volunteers on the board of Planned Parenthood for the Greater Texas. Elsa Iris is a graduate from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, Austin is lucky enough to welcome Elsa Iris Reyes as a newfound native.

 

Michael Cummings

Michael Cummings

Secretary

Michael Cummings is a Vice President with the Housing Authority of The City of Austin (HACA) and is responsible for leadership and oversight of two HACA subsidiaries, Southwest Housing Compliance Corporation (SHCC) and Blueprint Housing Solutions.
Mr. Cummings has over 21 years affordable housing experience and primarily oversees the Performance Based Contract Administration (PBCA) work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for approximately 60,000 units of Section 8 Multifamily housing in Texas and Arkansas. SHCC’s mission as a partner with HUD is to ensure all families are afforded safe, healthy and accessible homes. Mr. Cummings has worked on several organizational strategic initiatives directly impacting the Housing Authority and its subsidiaries, and has provided his insights at various industry forums, stakeholder meetings and working groups on preserving and improving affordable housing.
A dedicated community volunteer, Mr. Cummings has served as a volunteer and board member for Micah 6 of Austin and the Central Texas SPCA. He is a graduate of Leadership Austin Class of 2011 and was recently recognized as the 2021 industry partner of the year by the National Assisted Housing Management Association (NAHMA). He and his wife, Lydia, are the proud parents of 4 children. In his free time, he enjoys coaching youth soccer, basketball and baseball teams with YMCA Austin, RBI Austin, i9 Sports, and Manchaca Optimist Youth Sports.
Mr. Cummings is excited about the opportunity to serve aspiring and existing business owners in overcoming barriers to grow a successful business.
Mike Lancaster

Mike Lancaster

Past Chair

Mike Lancaster was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and earned a degree in Business Management. Mike is a 25-year veteran in the banking industry. He is currently a Senior Vice President for Broadway Bank’s Business Banking Group.

Mike’s primary role at Broadway Bank is to deliver the best banking experience and build lasting relationships with his business customers. His goal is to provide a personalized banking experience to his customers. Some of Mike’s responsibilities are Business Development, Commercial Lending, SBA lending, medical lending, succession planning for business owners, and Treasury Management.

Mike lives in Round Rock, TX with his wife Kelly, their twin boys Zane and Tyler, and his dog Rocky. In his free time, Mike likes doing outdoor activities with his family, he also Coaches YMCA Sports, as well as traveling and trying out new restaurants. He is a graduate of Leadership Round Rock Class of 2014. He is also heavily engaged in his community. He serves on the Board of EGBI and as Board Member of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce.

Robert Shipman

Robert Shipman

Board Member

Robert Shipman is an Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking for Frost Bank in Austin and the surrounding areas.  In this capacity, Robert has responsibilities including business development, commercial lending, client management and community engagement.  Robert also serves as Community Leader in North Austin.

During his 15-year banking career, including 7 years with Frost Bank, Robert’s primary focuses are to build long-term relationships as a trusted advisor with his clients and the community, to manage a portfolio of commercial clients and have a strong understanding of his client’s banking, investment and insurance needs.

Robert is a multi-generational Texas native and a graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX.

Robert is an engaged community volunteer who currently serves on the board of EGBI Austin and supports various other community organizations in the North Austin area.

Eduardo Miramontes

Eduardo Miramontes

Board Member

Eduardo Miramontes serves as a Branch Manager III for A+ Federal Credit Union and is a Board Member for the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He has more than twenty years of experience in the financial industry and is a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor. Eduardo is a co-leader of the A+FCU LatinX Employee Resource Group and a member of the credit union’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council. With more than 15 years in leadership positions, he’s actively engaged in developing the future leaders of the credit union and helping others get involved in their community. Eduardo graduated from the Hispanic Austin Leadership Program in 2019 and was recognized as the Ambassador of the Year for the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2019. He has been named a 2021 Generous Business Award Honoree in the category of Volunteer of the Year.

Edwin Treviño

Edwin Treviño

Board Member

Born in Roma TX, Edwin E. Treviño, is proud of his family with his wife and 4 children. Edwin is an enthusiastic and creative businessman with a high sense of responsibility, teamwork, and devotion to customer service. He has an innate ability to negotiate in the sales arena, a refined sense of understanding what customers seek, and is consistent seeker of “how we can” LOS COMO SI! He has also graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
From 1989 to 2016 Edwin founded in Mexico two companies and ventures into the fascinating market of the graphic arts. Global Quest de Mexico SA (GQ) where to-this-date, he is the CEO and Managing Director. The company is dedicated to digital printing with outstanding graphic design offering clients a complete solution that starts with the design (Diseño), printing (Impresión) to assembly (Montaje) … DIM. With the company’s robust service culture in all aspects of the business, GQ found a natural niche in the retail and supermarket industry. GQ participated in the design development and production of important nationwide projects.
In 2016, with a desire to expand its presence in the US market and looking to settle in Texas, Edwin opened – with his family- a new company GlobalDIM Services LLC / Signarama Austin, offering the same service, support and experience in Signs, Digital Print and Design solutions.
Currently he is working on the editing and production of a book about the application, influence, the importance of design and his own experience in the self-service retail market industry.
Luis Delgado

Luis Delgado

Board Member

Luis Delgado is a technology professional with a unique international experience and a passion for fostering community connections. Born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Mexico City, he returned to the United States and graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso. There, he earned a degree in Finance and a minor in Information Technology, laying the groundwork for his future entrepreneurial endeavors.

As the founder of The Critical Update, Inc (TCUINC) in 2003, Luis has enjoyed  empowering small businesses by using technology as a tool to enable growth and sustainability. His involvement on various non-profit boards has allowed him to contribute his expertise and become a trusted resource within the Austin business community.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Luis is a dedicated father of two who successfully balances his career with a commitment to his family. In his free time, you can find him enjoying some coffee time meeting new friends and learning more about what motivates business owners.

 

Yolanda Davila

Yolanda Davila

Board Member

Yolanda has more than ten years of education and professional experience in public policy research and data collection, with an emphasis on fiscal and policy analysis. She currently serves as Community Relations Officer in the central and Texas region for PNC Bank. She supports the bank’s corporate responsibility objectives for community outreach, reputation building, and business development.

 

Most recently, Yoly was a performance analyst for the Texas Legislative Budget Board. This work involved the planning and development of performance reviews of governmental agencies, including evaluations for program economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. She conducted reviews to determine compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures and reports findings and recommendations to legislators. Prior to this Yolanda worked with Fitch Ratings, Charles A. Dana Center, Senator Shapleigh and Foundation Communities where she also served as chair of the board of directors. Born in El Paso to Mexican immigrants Yoly is a first-generation college student.

 

She holds a master degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree in political science from Williams College.

 

She founded her law firm in 2010 where she is able to help consumers with Real Estate needs, Foreclosure Defense, Collection Defense, and Civil Litigation cases. Prior to practicing law, she worked as a special education teacher, and as a software analyst.

 

Sade enjoys encouraging fellow lawyers and business-owners to continually improve themselves and their craft. She enjoys volunteering time with the Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas and the Volunteer Legal Services and have given presentations to the public through the People’s Law School program on topics such as Consumer Law and Collection Defense.
 Laura Ramos James

Laura Ramos James

Board Member

Laura Ramos James is the founder and owner of Ramos James Law, PLLC, a prominent personal injury law firm based in Austin, Texas. Specializing in cases involving serious injury and death, Laura has a particular focus on serving Spanish-speaking clients in the state.

She is an active member of various legal associations, including the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, where she contributes to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. Laura’s dedication to her profession has earned her recognition, including being named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers™ for five consecutive years and receiving accolades such as Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars and Up-and-Coming 50: Women Texas Rising Stars.

Her commitment to advocacy extends beyond the courtroom, as she volunteers her time and resources to local nonprofit organizations. Laura’s achievements and contributions have been celebrated by both legal and community organizations, cementing her reputation as a top attorney and community leader in Austin.

Daniel Bennett

Daniel Bennett

Board Member

Daniel Bennett is a dedicated leader with over ten years of experience in finance, currently managing the Central Austin branch at WaFd Bank. Originally from Mossville, Louisiana, Daniel holds a BS in management and an MBA, embodying a commitment to continuous learning and growth.

In addition to his financial expertise, Daniel is a visionary advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. He chairs the BIPOC DEI ERG at WaFd Bank, Chairs the board of  A Little Bit of Good nonprofit, and serves as the secretary of the Austin CenTex Chapter of the NABA, fostering community impact and empowerment.

Daniel‘s creative pursuits include Snapshots by D. Bennett, where his storytelling skills shine through photography and videography, adding depth and resonance to his impactful work. He is also recognized for his work on the award-winning film ‘Mossville: When Great Trees Fall,’ a powerful exploration of environmental justice issues.

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