Board

 

Robert Shipman -Frost Bank (Chair)

Robert Shipman is a Vice President in Frost’s Corporate Banking Group for 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.

Luis Delgado – The Critical Update (Past Chair)

Luis Delgado was born in El Paso, Texas and had the rich experience of growing up in Mexico City. After moving back to El Paso, he graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso. Luis and his wife Aixa moved to Austin shortly after graduation.

Many people recognize him as a loving husband, dedicated father, community resource, speaker, and the entrepreneur who founded The Critical Update, Inc (TCUINC) in 2003. TCUINC is a technology consulting firm that has evolved from basic computer support to affordable technology consulting, network management, outsourced IT solutions and cybersecurity.

Luis is a certified HIPAA professional who is focused on helping business owners create more jobs for Texas families. He is also deeply passionate about helping people find their purpose and is committed to a life of leadership through service. Luis is a devoted friend, Man of faith, and a coffee drinker who is never without his favorite tumbler.

Mike Lancaster – Broadway Bank (Vice 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-years 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 a Board Member of the
Round Rock Chamber of Commerce.

Sade

Sade Ogunbode- Law office of SadÉ Ogunbode (Treasurer)

Sade attained her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston and received her juris doctor from South Texas College of Law. She’s been licensed to practice law since 2010 and holds a Texas state Mediator certificate. She served as Past Chair of the Solo/Small Firm section of the Austin Bar Association. She helped launch and Co-Chaired the Austin Bar Mentoring Program for lawyers between 2011 and 2015. She is also a 2013 graduate of the Austin Bar Leadership Academy.

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.

 

Eduardo Miramontes – A+Federal Credit Union 

Eduardo Miramontes serves as a Branch Manager 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 – Signarama Austin

Born in Roma TX, Edwin E. Treviño, is proud of his family which includes his wife and his 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 nation-wide 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.

ELSA REyES – IronClad Consulting Services, LLC

Elsa Iris Reyes is an entrepreneurial leader, with nearly a decade of experience in developing
strategic plans for non-profit organizations. Elsa has expertise in process development and
improvement, training, and governance to create meaningful insights and establish sustainable
practices.

Throughout the last 10-years, Elsa has worked as a financial analyst for Navistar Inc, Wilsonart LLC & Mars Inc, as well as a consultant for Bridgepoint Consulting. Now as a Senior Controller at IronClad Consulting in Austin, Elsa manages and oversees financial reporting, analysis, cash resource management, and costing for multiple startup clients.
Elsa currently volunteers on the board of Planned Parenthood for the Greater Texas Family Planning Services, and is a board member of The Strong Latina Project. As a graduate from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, Austin is lucky enough to welcome Elsa Iris Reyes as a newfound native.

Michael Cummings – Housing Authority of the City of Austin

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.

 

Yolanda Davila – PNC Bank

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.

 

Past Board Chairs:

  • Alejandra De La Torre, Statefarm
  • Mike Lancaster, Wells Fargo
  • Javier Valdez, Oracle
  • Luisa Gavino-Martinez, Wells Fargo
  • Thomas Miranda, SparkovationIT
  • Pilar Sanchez, Housing Authority for the City of Austin

Past Board Members:

  • Nora Comstock, ACC Board of Trustee, Place 6
  • Roderick Robeson, Certified Public Accountant
  • Dr. Denise Villa, Center for Generational Kinetics
  • Michele Dishongh, First Citizens Bank
  • Ray Andow, Walmart
  • Glenn Robinson, IC2 Institute
  • Juliana Sciaraffa, Sciaraffa Law Office, PLLC
  • Henry Flores, Madhouse Development Services, Inc.
  • Rolando Balli, RRB Ventures
  • Jarrett Avery, Cisco
  • State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez
  • Judge Gisela Triana
  • Manuel Zarate, HBMG, Inc.
  • Henry Flores, CenturyLink
  • Teo Tijerina- Onko Solutions
  • Ryan Melendez, Truist

Meet the Committee Members

Program Committee:

  • Al Lopez
  • Barbra Boeta
  • Mike Lancaster
  • Robert Shipman
  • Yolanda Davila

Marketing Committee:

  • Edwin Treviño – Committee Chair
  • Amber Kani
  • Andrianne Wempe
  • Barbra Boeta
  • Dami Kim
  • Emafely Garcia Amador
  • Estella Galan
  • Jose Salas
  • Monica Peña
  • Nayeli Gallegos
  • Sahabel Porto
  • Shelly Cruz
  • Veronica Trevisan