Welcome to the Senior Aggie Leadership Council
I welcome the opportunity to tell you about the Senior Aggie Leadership Council of Austin – SALC. We are a small group of senior Aggie executives and leaders who share breakfast every other month, listen to a guest speaker and enjoy Aggie fellowship. Speakers have chatted candidly with us about challenges they faced as senior leaders in Texas A&M academics, administration and sports; Texas state and U.S. government; and both large and small business enterprises.
This organization began in 2003 during a meeting I had with Scott Smith to discuss the Capital City A&M Foundation. As an aside, I suggested the desirability of a regular breakfast meeting that brought together senior-level Aggies in the Austin area. At that time there did not exist a format for senior Aggie leaders to routinely meet and discuss leadership problems and solutions. Scott ran with the idea, pulling together a handful of other Aggies – some of whom included Larry Bloomquist, Norman York, Les Pittman and Hector Gutierrez. We drafted a mission, a format, meeting times and a place. Norman York agreed to be the founding President.
The organizational mission was and still is to connect senior leaders – typically VP or above and 20 years out of A&M – in the promotion of fellowship and exchange of ideas about leadership. This new organization was to support the Capital City A&M Club (CCAMC) yet avoid duplicating their efforts.
This website provides a condensed overview of the SALC. I hope you find it helpful and we all hope you can join us at one of our upcoming events.
Gene Payne ‘64
Programs at A&M
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:30 – 9 am
Richard Lester, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the McFerrin
Center for Entrepreneurship
Are you a Aggie Alum that would find value sharing your experiences with other Aggie executives? We would love to have you join us!