December 22, 2008
President of Tokyo Electron Barry Mayer to Chair Chamber in 2010
The Board of Directors of the Austin Chamber of Commerce unanimously named Barry Mayer, President and COO Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc., as the 2009 Chair-Elect. He will become Chair of the 2,500-member, five-county business organization in 2010, succeeding Paul Bury, President Bury + Partners.
“Barry will be a strong leader who can fuel innovation and take the Austin Chamber to the next level, providing a positive impact on this community,” said 2008 Chamber Chair Joe Holt. “His long term commitment to the Chamber and its initiatives shows true dedication to Austin and the surrounding communities.”
Barry Mayer has led as President of Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc., a leader in the semiconductor industry, for 14 years. Mayer has more than 25 years of management experience in the oil and gas, health care and semiconductor industry. Previously, Mayer held various senior management positions for subsidiaries of two global companies, Baker Hughes International and Aramark. Mayer has a B.B.A. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Houston. Mayer is a member and past Chair of the Central Texas Technology and Education Executive Council in addition to being an advisor to a variety of non-profit organizations in the Austin area. Mayer is married with two children and resides in Dripping Springs.
Mayer served on the Chamber’s Executive committee this past year and has been a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors for the past three years. Mayer also Co-Chaired the 2007 Austin Community College (ACC) Progress Report Card Task Force with David Claunch, President, Liaison Resources, releasing the first community college progress report card in the country. The ACC Progress Report is used to inform Austin business leaders about ACC progress in six key performance indicators and highlight areas where the business community and Chamber can provide additional support.
“Barry has done a great job with the taskforce and the Chamber over the years, and his knowledge of education, talent development and the tech industry will serve the community well,” said 2009 Chamber Chair Paul Bury. “I look forward to Barry playing a key leadership role in 2009 during his time as Chair-Elect, working with our members in what promises to be a challenging year, as we continue the Chamber’s Central Texas business and community initiatives.”
Tokyo Electron has more than 400 employees in its U.S. headquarters in Austin and a global network of approximately 90 locations in 12 countries in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Mayer’s vast experience in leading a national technology headquarters through its various stages of growth uniquely qualifies him to lead and grow the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Paul J. Bury III, P.E., President Bury + Partners, a diversified engineering and consulting firm with offices across Texas and Virginia, will succeed Joe Holt, Chairman JPMorgan Chase-Austin Region as Chair of the Austin Chamber in 2009. Bury is active in the Central Texas business community serving on a number of prominent boards including Frost Bank, Real Estate Council of Austin and The Headliners Club. His involvement in the Austin business community is equaled by his commitment and service to a number of charitable organizations including KLRU, Nature Conservancy of Austin, Hill Country Conservancy and St. Andrews Episcopal School.
Bury, in addition to chairing the Chamber’s 2009 Board of Directors, has assembled a talented group of business leaders to serve on the Chamber’s Executive Committee:
Paul Bury, President, Bury + Partners – Chair
Barry Mayer, President and COO, Tokyo Electron– Chair-Elect
Joe Holt, Chairman, JPMorgan Chase-Austin Region – Immediate Past Chair
Jed Buie, President, Martin & Salinas – Vice Chair, Communications
Gary Farmer, President, Heritage Title – Vice Chair, Economic Development
Gene Austin, President & CEO, Convio – Vice Chair, Education and Talent Development
Kevin Hegarty, Vice President & CFO, University of Texas – Vice Chair, Finance
Clarke Heidrick, Shareholder, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody – Vice Chair, Government Relations
Jeff Hahn, Principal, TateAustinHahn – Vice Chair, Membership
Debbie Johnson, President & CEO, M&S Solutions, LLC – Vice Chair, Small Business
Jerry Converse, Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP – Legal Counsel
Jack McDonald, Chairman & CEO, Perficient – Vice Chair, Technology
Bobby Jenkins, President, ABC Services – Member at Large
Mark Curry, Community Bank President, Wells Fargo Bank– Member at Large
Paul Saldana, President and Principal, Adelante Solutions – Member at Large
New Board Members with terms expiring in 2011 include:
Jim DeCosmos, President & CEO, Forestar Realty
Patrick Flynn, President, Flynn Construction
James Huffines, Chairman, Central & South Texas, PlainsCapital Bank
Gary Nauret, Regional Manager, DPR Construction, Inc.
Darrell Pierce, Principal, SNAP Management
Marvin Rickabaugh, Regional President, Frost Bank
David Rodriguez, Partner, Richards, Rodriguez & Skeith, LLP
Jim Snikeris, Vice President of Service Point Austin, Farmers Insurance
Bill Stotesbery, CEO, KLRU
Sharon Watkins, Owner, Chez Zee American Bistro
Bill Wilson, Regional President Central Texas, Wachovia Bank
Ellen Wood, CEO, Virtual CFO
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