Welcome to the Senior Aggie Leadership Council

Fellow Aggies,

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.

Gig ‘em
Gene Payne ‘64

Year Founded


Active Members

Upcoming Speaker

Upcoming Speaker

Programs at A&M

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:30 – 9 am
Richard Lester, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the McFerrin
Center for Entrepreneurship

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