Texas has long been a place that attracts people who want to make a difference. It doesn’t matter who your parents are or how little money you have, if you possess a great idea and want to achieve great things, the Lone Star state welcomes you with no questions asked.
In this editorial series, CultureMap highlights those individuals who impact Austin in a big way. These leaders help shape our city with new — and often bold — ideas. Some are powerful household names; others fly under the radar and work tirelessly behind the scenes without recognition.
With the sheer force of persuasion and determination, the Austin Influentials are molding the economy, enhancing the culture and creating a blueprint for the 21st century — making our hometown a better place to live.