Daily Archives: 09/10/2013

Mark Tereck & Laura Huffman, The Nature Conservancy

(Community Matters) Enjoyed hearing Mark Tereck, CEO Nature Conservancy, and Laura Huffman, CEO Texas Affiliate, at Tommie & Lynn Meredith’s this evening. Also enjoyed chatting with Mark after. We share a common friend in DC-icon, Frank Loy. Frank & Tommie are members of TNC’s international board of directors. Frank’s also the founder of the Environmental Defense Fund.

Mark was discussing his recent book, Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature, and signing copies. Love that TNC hired a former Goldman Sachs managing partner to find private public partnership solutions to environmental challenges.


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

(Community Matters) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be in Austin (Cedar Park Center) Thanksgiving weekend (Friday 29th). 

Burning Man 2013

(Community Matters) One of my former MBA students, Andy Chen, took these pics at Burning Man. Love ’em. Thought should share.

Andy: We spent a few days in the Nevada Desert in a temporary city of 68,000 people. Here are a few pics (the ones that are safe for work) of the people, art, dancing, celebration, and community that we experienced.

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Contemporary To Get $9mm For Sculpture Garden

(Community Matters) Transformation of 12-acre Laguna Gloria lakeside site into a destination sculpture park – huge, huge, huge. Way pleased to hear of the Marcus Foundation’s $9mm grant to make this happen at The Contemporary. For the 15+ years I lived on Mt Bonnell and the three years I served on the AMOA board (several months as co-CEO), bet I walked these trails several hundred times – can’t wait to do so again.  story

contemporary sculpture