Steven Tomlinson

Steven is a strategic communications consultant for Fortune 500 executives and management teams. He is also a founder, teacher and the Director of Faculty Development for The Acton MBA program. He taught economics and finance for fifteen years at The University of Texas McCombs School of Business, where he also designed and directed the MBA professional development program. Steven serves on the board of directors for Wheatsville Co-Op and FuseBox Festival. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and is an Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Ministry at the Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. He regularly preaches at churches in Texas.

Steven is an accomplished playwright and performer. His most recent work, “American Fiesta,” won The American Theater Critics Association 2006 Osborne Award for Best Play by an Emerging Playwright and was produced off-Broadway in Spring 2007.

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Eugene Sepulveda

Eugene Sepulveda is the CEO of the Entrepreneurs Foundation, a director and partner in Capital Factory and the founder of Culturati. He also serves as a senior advisor & the campaign treasurer for Austin Mayor Steve Adler. He previously served as the President and CEO of Marfa Public Radio and as co-chair of President Obama's LGBT Leadership Council. Eugene has over 30 years experience from banking, high tech startups, and higher education. He taught social entrepreneurship and global business at the University of Texas' McCombs School of Business, served as CFO for an Austin-based semiconductor startup, and was Austin's first technology banker. He currently serves on Austin’s Airport Advisory Commission, on the board of the Barton Springs Conservancy, on the executive committee for the McDonald Observatory’s Board of Visitors, and on the Leadership Council for Jolt Texas.

Eugene's rewards and recognitions include being recognized as the Best Austin Booster (Austin Chronicle), Best Professor (Alpha Kappa Psi), as a nominee for Outstanding Elective Professor (UT MBA), the Human Rights Campaign’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the HRC Bettie Naylor Visibility Award, 2014 honoree by the Mex Net Alliance, an Austin Under Forty award winner, the Austin Business Journal Heavy Hitter in Finance, and honored by the Austin City Council by the declaration of a Eugene Sepulveda Day in 1994 and Eugene Sepulveda and Steven Tomlinson Day in February 2015. Eugene is married to Dr. Steven Robert Tomlinson. They have 6 nieces and nephews, 13 godchildren and an abundance of friends who they consider their family.

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