About the Junior Executive Board
The Junior Executive (“JREX”) Board mission is to develop the potential of young men and women for non-profit experience and leadership through effective training, community activity, advocacy and volunteerism. The JREX Board executes on this mission by leveraging its members to promote peer-to-peer outreach through Neon Pink events that, in turn, builds awareness and visibility for the Affiliate (“Susan G. Komen Austin”) among a young-adult demographic.
We’re Looking for New Members!
Interested in joining the JREX Board? JREX Board members are expected to attend bi-monthly board meetings, support Neon Pink events, participate in Komen Austin’s annual Race for the Cure, and serve a maximum of three consecutive one-year terms. It’s a great opportunity to gain board and non-profit experience while networking with other young professionals and giving back to your Komen Austin community.
Nique serves as the serves as the Director of Marketing for Bridge. She has more than 10 years of marketing and communications experience in both the public and private sectors. Nique is passionate about the work Komen Austin does, because the organization not only funds groundbreaking research, but also ensures access to the benefits of research for those who need it most.
Originally from Canyon, TX, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from Abilene Christian University and got to Austin as quickly as possible. Nique, her husband, and their two year old daughter live just outside of Austin in Dripping Springs.
Alex Ecenia has called Austin home for almost a decade! After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011, Alex pursued a career in nonprofit work in L.A. to work for the ‘mustachioed men’ of Movember, NYC with a boutique nonprofit event-planning firm, and she spend the last four years as the Executive Director at Boneshaker Project, a local Austin nonprofit that inspires kids to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Now, she has her own Events and Marketing company, Rainey Productions and the Sales and Operations Director at Austin Fit Magazine. Alex is thrilled to continue her love for nonprofit work by joining the Jr. Executive Board. To her, giving back to the community is a lifestyle, and she is proud to be affiliated with the Komen Austin Junior Executive Board’s amazing group of young community leaders.
Alex Guilbeau is an Associate at Dimensional Fund Advisors, supporting financial advisors and wealth managers around the country to provide the best financial solutions for their clients. Prior to this role, she worked at a small local private placement financial firm, supporting 1,000+ investors and creating unique marketing content. She hopes to help people achieve peace of mind with their finances so they can focus on more important things in life such as friends and family. Alex is passionate about the mission of Susan G. Komen Organization and is excited to support this organization and the community in which it serves. A native Austinite, Alex graduated with a BBA in Marketing from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, and is deeply ingrained in the Austin community. In her free time, Alex enjoys exploring her city, traveling, cooking and exercising.
Angela Schmidt is a public relations professional with experience in helping technology companies establish and execute on their corporate communications, analyst relations and marketing strategies. As an Influencer Relations Manager for Teradata, she manages relationships with tech industry analysts to promote the company and influence end user buying decisions. Angela holds a B.S. of Public Relations from the University of Texas. A passion for causes that support women’s health and an urge to give back to the community led Angela to the Junior Executive Board. She also joined to honor her aunt, who is a breast cancer survivor. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, listening to music and exploring Austin with her husband and two kids.
After she got her Masters in East Asian Studies from Duke University, Aubrey began a career teaching Chinese and history at the high school level. While she enjoyed many aspects of teaching, Aubrey has discovered that working with students, as an Independent Educational Consultant with her mother’s practice of Davis Groves Educational Services, is her true passion! Aubrey is an accredited member of IECA and TACAC, some of the top professional organizations in her field. While there are many instances of breast cancer on both sides of her family, her grandmother is a two-time survivor of breast cancer, and her mother, Deborah Davis Groves, is also a breast cancer survivor. Aubrey worked to reimagine and create interactive experiences in the Survivor Path through the handprint banner and the Wish Tree at the past two races.
Callie Neatherlin has an innate love for sharing stories and connecting with people. With more than 10 years of experience in public relations, she has worked with numerous clients across a variety of industries to develop and execute marketing programs and campaigns. In 2014, Callie started CAP Communications Group, a strategic public relations, marketing and design firm based in Austin, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Journalism from Texas State University. When she’s not building relationships in the PR world, Callie enjoys exploring Austin with her family, yoga and traveling.
Callie joined the Susan G. Komen team to honor and advocate on behalf of her mom, who recently passed from Stage IV Breast Cancer.
Kathleen grew up in Westlake. She got her Bachelor degree from Texas Christian University and currently works as a Marketing Coordinator at AQUILA Commercial. Kathleen is involved with Komen because at age 23 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and wants to do whatever she can to bring awareness and advocate for women who have been and will be in her shoes. Going through breast cancer first hand, she can’t imagine not having insurance and not being able to pay for necessary diagnostics or treatments, so she thinks that Komen is incredibly important in that they help out those who can’t afford it on their own.
Lindsey Wrinkle graduated from Texas Tech University with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship before relocating to Austin, TX, to begin her surprising career in healthcare with St. David’s HealthCare. Beginning at Heart Hospital of Austin as an administrative assistant who “wore all of the hats,” Lindsey has worked in several positions and multiple hospitals. She was recently promoted to Director of Contracts for St. David’s HealthCare in 2018. Prior to working in healthcare, Lindsey held positions in a variety of different fields, including working for a local school district and provided business counseling for entrepreneurs within Lubbock County. Outside of work, she is involved with Susan G. Komen Austin affiliate as a member of the Jr. Executive Board, has previously served on the board of Young Women’s Alliance and Young Women’s Alliance Foundation, captained a HeartWalk team for American Heart Association for 7 consecutive years, and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her only fur-baby, Ringo Starr.
Rachel Tedesco is the Associate Director of Development in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Since joining the Cockrell School in 2016, she has raised over $4M in private philanthropy from alumni of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. Prior to joining the Cockrell School, Rachel was the Assistant Director of Development in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University, where she raised over $2M and developed her expertise in the oil and gas industry. In addition to internships with the Ovarian Cancer Institute and Prevent Cancer Foundation, Rachel began her fundraising career as a volunteer in the world’s largest student-run philanthropy—Penn State’s Dance Marathon (THON). In her four years as a student volunteer, THON raised over $34M for pediatric cancer care, research and awareness. Rachel has since dedicated her time as a volunteer to fighting, preventing and researching cancer. Rachel is a 2014 highest honors graduate of the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University.
Stephanie is the owner of a boutique Austin consulting firm. She is a CPA and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Stephanie graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting and a Minor in Management Information Systems. Stephanie worked in the Assurance group for PwC and for BDO USA, LLP. She has over ten years of accounting, internal and external audit, and SOX compliance experience. Stephanie has worked closely with companies across a variety of industries, including Retail, Manufacturing, Digital Advertising, and Oil & Gas Services. She is dedicated to contributing to her community through work with various non-profits in the Austin and greater-Texas area. In her downtime Stephanie loves baking, hiking, and trying new restaurants. Having been close to multiple women effected by breast cancer throughout her life, she’s committed to Komen Austin’s mission and service.
Sydney is an Associate Director for the University Events Central Development Office at The University of Texas at Austin. Now back at her alma mater, Sydney’s role includes coordinating University-wide events that represent the President’s Office and are attended by the campus’ top leadership and donors. Sydney’s expertise focuses on managing vendor logistics and producing a multitude of detailed programs for an ever-changing scope of work while also overseeing strategic communication integration and on-brand marketing campaigns. Sydney’s background working with various for-profit and non-profit organizations has allowed her to manage everything from small executive retreats to community-wide events hosting more than 30,000 people, transforming each event into a messaging platform. Originally from Colorado, Sydney is making her home in Austin Texas and has a passion for philanthropic causes as well as traveling, running and cooking.
Taylor is a public relations and event connoisseur residing in eclectic Austin, Texas by way of Missouri. Taylor has five years of PR and event planning experience in both for-profit and non-profit industries and currently serves as Marketing Manager at Endeavor Real Estate Group. Taylor began her involvement with the Komen organization back in 2004 when her aunt was diagnosed at the age of 45. After losing two aunts and a grandmother to breast cancer Taylor has since volunteered with Komen in four different cities over the past thirteen years in various planning and advocacy roles. Currently working on her Masters of Arts in Public Relations, Taylor uses her love of storytelling to share her passion for the work done by Komen Austin. Taylor has a B.A. in English, composition and literature from the University of Missouri. She spends the majority of her time downtown and tries to get out on the lake as often as possible.