Make a Wish Foundation
Central and South Texas
Glenn E. West, President & CEO
introduction by Lion Jim Overton
Speakers Bio: Glenn West started with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas in October 2010 and brings more than 23 years of experience in the Austin area to the Foundation.
For the majority of those years, Glenn served as the President & CEO of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce where he led Austin’s efforts to grow and diversify the local economy by developing a base of technology employers. During his tenure with the Chamber, Austin was the second fastest growing city in the U.S. and has become recognized globally as a center for technological innovation.
Most recently, he served as the Executive Director of Development for the University of Texas’ Department of Computer Science, where his focus was on successfully raising funds for the Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex. Glenn retired from the Austin Chamber in 2000 and for several years worked as an investment and commercial banker with subsidiaries of the Temple-Inland Corporation.
Prior to coming to Austin, Glenn ran chambers of commerce in Missouri, Kansas and Georgia. As a volunteer, Glenn has been active in numerous organizations including the Austin Area Research Organization, the Nature Conservancy, IC2, the United Way and the Austin Planetarium. He is the immediate past chairman of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Glenn holds a BS in marketing and accounting from Northwest Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management at Michigan State University and the Academy of Organization Management at Notre Dame.
He is married to Vicki West, the Sam Walton Fellow in Free Enterprise on the faculty of the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Featured Lunch Menu: Romano crusted chicken with tomato, butter sauce, fresh carrots and rice pilaf; mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.
Please register by noon on Wednesday
We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up. Please keep this in mind if your plans shift and cancel your reservation so we can adjust the headcount.
Speak with either Bob Walcott
651 260 5205Cell - 512 331 9294Home
or Peter Berardino
512 695 2334 Cell - 512 288 3336 Home
to cancel a reservation