Two University of Texas at Austin Employees Elected as Officers of Envision Central Texas

Two University of Texas at Austin employees have been elected officers and board members of Envision Central Texas (ECT), an organization dedicated to managing future growth in Central Texas.

Fritz Steiner, dean of the School of Architecture, will be secretary of ECT in 2011, and Jim Walker, director of sustainability, will serve as past chair. Both individuals have been re-elected to the ECT board.

ECT is a nonprofit composed of a diverse group of citizens, including neighborhood, environmental, business leaders and policy makers. The members of ECT share the goal of addressing growth with the interests of the region's citizens in mind.

Other ECT officers elected for 2011 include Chair-Elect Tom Yantis, vice president and municipal planning lead at BWR Corp.; Vice President-Advocacy John Donisi, partner at Drenner and Golden Stuart Wolfe LLP; Vice President-Private Sector Ward Tisdale, director of global community affairs at Advanced Micro Devices Inc.; and Treasurer Joe Lessard, senior planning director, Knudson Services.