Friendship Alliance Board of Directors, 2018

President
Carlos Torres-Verdin
Ila Creek neighborhood
https://www.pge.utexas.edu/facultystaff/profiles/torres-verdin
https://faculty.engr.utexas.edu/torresverdin/biocv

Vice-President
Terry Shaw
Radiance Community

Secretary
Jeanine Christensen
Radiance Community

At-large board member
Dixie Camp
Blue Creek HOA

At-large board member
Neil Carman
Radiance Community
Neil’s background (BS, MS, Ph.D.) involves more than twenty-five years of work in the environmental agency regulatory field and working as an environmental advocate (Sierra Club since 1992); his background involves a range of activities including conducting pollution sampling and analysis primarily around industrial plants and large plant complexes, environmental field testing observations, evaluating and reviewing environmental field testing procedures, compliance field investigations at large and small industry sites, administrative and civil enforcement cases, expert testimony in permit hearings and state district courts, reviewing and commenting on proposed federal and state regulations, serving on federal and state advisory panels, serving as a technical adviser to citizens and industry on source reduction projects to cut toxic emissions, working with dozens of communities impacted by environmental pollution across the US/Canada/Europe/Australia/Africa, performing technical reviews of permit general and special conditions, speaking at public hearings on pending regulatory changes and draft permits, and providing information to the media and persons seeking technical support.

At-large board member
Jonathan Steinberg
Fieldstone POA
Welcome back!

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The Hall of the Heroes

Rob Baxter
(former President)
Goldenwood POA
Rob Baxter has been President of Goldenwood POA since 2000. He presently works through his own company providing services as a lighting director, production manager and/or gaffer for clientele ranging from the New York City Ballet (20 years) and the NBA (18 years) to Presidential Inaugurations from ’93 to ’09. He also owns a small company specializing in the sale of portable digital lighting control devices for the professional lighting market as well as developed and patented a new court lighting system for the L.A. Lakers. Elsewhere locally, he has been on the board of Envision Central Texas, the five county, central Texas regional visioning organization, since 2002. His favorite position though, was Asst. Scoutmaster of Troop 2001.

Brian Dudley
(former Vice President)
Goldenwood POA
Brian is a civil engineer who has lived in the Austin area almost continuously since arriving at the University of Texas in 1979. Brian and his family have lived at Hays County’s western edge of the Edwards Aquifer for 11 years now and draw water directly up from the aquifer to flow out of the household faucets. Brian has served on the County’s Blue Ribbon Transportation Committee, the Dripping Springs Independent School District Schoolbus Advisory Committee and the Architectural Committee of his property owners association.

James K. George Jr.
(emeritus)
Bear Creek Estates POA

Jim George is retired from the semiconductor industry and Motorola where he served as Corporate Vice President for the final fifteen years of his career. His responsibilities during that time included several worldwide product divisions, as well as strategy for the Wireless and Broadband Systems business. He grew up in West Virginia, and has a BSEE (Virginia Tech) and MSEE (Arizona State). Jim is married, and he and his wife Diana have three grown children and four grandchildren. He serves on the Leadership Council for KUT FM as well as working with the City of Dripping Springs on rewriting their Subdivision Ordinances. Additional interests include amateur radio, hiking, and writing.

(Former Board Members)

Karen Ford; Nutty Brown Road
Roger Kew; Radiance POA
Greg Markley; Bear Creek Estates POA
Charles O’Dell; Nutty Brown Road (you are missed! rest in peace!)
Bret Raymis; Big Country NA
Doug Wierman; Blue Creek POA