Advisory Council Spotlight: Scott Ela, Avant Financial Advisors

Scott Ela
was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University,
where he obtained Bachelor degrees in both Accounting and Finance. After
graduating, he moved back to Austin. 

Scott loves giving back to his
community. In the past, he has served with Meals on Wheels, Capital City
Village, Texas public schools PTA, and his church communities. Currently he
serves […]

Advisory Council Spotlight: Betty Ann Simmons

Betty Ann Simmons is a retired
educator from Austin Independent School District.  She is a Texas State
Certified Teacher with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Texas
at El Paso, and a Master’s Degree in Education from Michigan State University. 
She has educated children in The Department of Defense Schools (Stuttgart,
Germany and Okinawa, Japan), and has […]

Advisory Council Spotlight: Suzanne Anderson, AGE of Central Texas

Suzanne Anderson joined the AGE
of Central Texas Team as Executive Director in November of 2018, bringing a
knowledge of non-profit management to the movement.

In her previous career with
Special Olympics Texas spanning 26 years, Anderson supervises all aspects of
competition and games, training, outreach and families, volunteers and
statewide field operations. Under her leadership, Special Olympics Texas served
more athletes […]

Advisory Council Spotlight: Lisa Barden, Keep Austin Fed

After graduating with a Math
degree, Lisa moved to Austin and jumped into an IT career at The University of
Texas. After 22 years as a “cube jockey”, she decided she wanted more, so
she left to pursue her desire to start a business encouraging fitness for

Life made another right turn
when Lisa started volunteering with Keep Austin Fed after […]

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