Big Brothers Big Sisters assembles business advisory team

Austin Business Journal | Staff

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas organization picked 13 business leaders to serve on a strategic advisory team.

The group will help the mentoring organization recruit executive board members, solidify long-term strategic issues and influence resources for agency growth.

The advisory team includes: Sweet Leaf Tea CEO Clayton Christopher, De Leon and Washburn Founder Hector De Leon, Endeavor Real Estate Group Managing Principal Chris Ellis, Heritage Title Company President Gary Farmer, Texas Capital Bank President Kerry Hall, id2 CEO Rick Hawkins, Seton Family of Hospitals Senior Vice President Trennis Jones, Maxwell Auto Group Owner Nyle Maxwell, Brown McCarroll LLP Partner Nikelle Meade, Dick Rathgeber of Rathgeber Investments, Round Rock Express Baseball Club Founder and CEO Reid Ryan, MPower Labs Chief of Staff Suzi Sosa and Focus Strategies President Gary Valdez.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provided more than 74,000 hours of mentoring to 1,519 children in Central Texas last year and distributed $51,500 in scholarship funding.

The group matches children ages 6–16 years old with supportive adult mentors who build friendships and offer encouragement and support.