November 15, 2021

Elizabeth Vineyard

Elizabeth comes to the Meadows Institute with a background in public affairs and communications, with over five years of experience in and around Texas state government, ranging from private sector advocacy to campaign strategy. Elizabeth…

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October 19, 2021

Jake Hawkes

Jake has more than 20 years of experience as a web developer, designer, and digital marketing professional. Most recently, he worked with online publications as the senior web developer for operations and advertising teams, providing…

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April 15, 2021

Ty Williams-Do

Ty works in collaboration with the Meadows Institute leaders and staff to plan and successfully execute meetings, special events, and conferences, including the annual Engage & Excel conference. Ty comes to the Meadows Institute after…

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January 21, 2021

Rebecca Tharp

Rebecca has over four years of experience in communications and digital media strategy and has worked in various industries including entertainment, healthcare, and politics. Rebecca previously worked as a Legislative Intern at the Texas State…

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December 27, 2018

Chris Thiele

Chris has more than a decade of experience as a graphic designer and art director working for both in-house creative groups and advertising agencies. Her prior achievements include designing the 2015 Growing Healthy Kids fundraising…

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November 6, 2016

Lacrica Olson

Lacrica S. Olson, MPA serves as the Chief of Staff for Communications and works closely with the Chief Communications Officer to provide strategic support and planning for the Communications team. She is also a key…

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November 6, 2016

Julie Almendral

Julie has 14 years of experience in documentary film and video production, and has contributed to content ranging from small passion projects to large scale, multimillion-dollar programming for online, television and cable broadcast, and theatrical…

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June 6, 2016

Casie Wenmohs

Casie Wenmohs is a public affairs professional with expertise in advocacy, governmental relations, stakeholder engagement and meeting and event coordination. Casie’s career experience includes roles at Raise Your Hand Texas, the State Bar of Texas…

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June 6, 2016

Coby Chase

Coby Chase has an extensive background in state and federal government affairs, communications, and coalition building. In his previous position with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), he oversaw the agency’s expansive state and federal…

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