About The Board

Greg Buford

Greg Buford joined Capital Metro in October of 2015 with responsibility for MetroWorks, Capital Metro’s employee transportation benefits program. Greg holds a Master of International Management degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management and an undergraduate degree in Management from Texas A&M University. He currently serves on the Community Advisory Board of Caritas of Austin where he is also a Direct Service Volunteer assisting with refugee resettlement. Buford’s interest in transportation management associations stems from his belief in the power of thought leadership, collaboration and innovation to promote positive change and enhance lives.

Brian Butterfield

Brian Butterfield is a Senior Vice President focusing on Office Tenant Representation at Cushman & Wakefield | Oxford Commercial. A native of the Lone Star state, and an Austin resident for more than 15 years, Brian is both personally and professionally invested in the long-term economic health and vibrancy of Austin. To each of his clients he brings a keen understanding of the culture of city, the professionals that give it meaning to him, and the nuances of the submarkets and product types.

Brian is keenly aware of the transportation that Austin struggles with every day because of his clientele base being located downtown. He adores Austin and wants to promote other transportation options that will increase mobility in the urban core.

Joseph Cantalupo, AICP

Joseph Cantalupo is a vice president with K Friese & Associates, an Austin based civil engineering consulting firm that provides services to public sector clients with special emphasis on water, wastewater, transportation, and drainage planning, design, and management projects.

Joe is a certified planner with 26 years of experience in statewide, regional and community transportation planning.  Joe is a former Executive Director of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization in Austin where he led the development of the 2035 metropolitan transportation plan—the first CAMPO plan to integrate transportation funding to local land use and development plans. Joe has also worked for a national planning and engineering consulting firm and served as the Assistant Director of Planning with the Delaware Department of Transportation where he was responsible for statewide and regional planning.

In addition to being a member of the Movability Austin Board of Directors, Joe is a member of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Transportation Executive Committee and the Downtown Austin Alliance Mobility and Transportation Committee.  He is also a member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Roger Cauvin

Is a product strategy consultant who helps companies make informed product and technology decisions.  He also founded, developed, and currently operates Dadnab, a mobile application that provides bus and rail directions by text message.  Roger is a downtown Austin resident active in civic issues.  He serves on the Downtown Austin Neighborhood (DANA) public policy committee, the City of Austin’s citizens advisory task force for the comprehensive plan, and Capital Metro’s customer satisfaction advisory committee.  In the past, he has served as president of the Plaza Lofts Condominium Association and vice president of DANA.  Concerned about the negative effects of automobile orientation on his downtown neighborhood, Roger is passionate about promoting alternatives to single occupancy vehicles.

Blanca Gamez

Blanca serves as the Assistant Director of Transportation for Parking and Transportation Services at The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated with a degree from UT in Advertising and has received her Masters in Public Administration and Urban and Environmental Planning. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Adult, Professional, and Community Education at Texas State University. In her position, she oversees all day to day operations of alternative transportation on campus including: shuttles, carpools, vanpools, carshare, and Bike UT. Blanca is  currently working on implementing other sustainable programs on campus that would benefit the UT community as well as the city.

Sandy Hentges Guzman

Sandy Hentges Guzman is the Legislative Director for Texas State Senator Kirk Watson. She has worked for Senator Watson since 2008. As Legislative Director, Sandy works to ensure the senator’s legislation is moving through the legislative process smoothly and strategizes with staff and the senator to address obstacles.

Initially focused solely on transportation policy for the senator, Sandy has also served as point on the senator’s 10 Goals in 10 Years since the initiative began in 2011. This led to the 2012 election to increase the Central Health tax rate to support a redesign of the community healthcare safety net system, the creation of the UT Dell Medical School and engage Seton’s commitment to build a new teaching hospital, the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Austin. The 10in10 effort is ongoing.

Sandy first moved to Austin in 2000. Later that year, she joined the campaign for light rail as Deputy Campaign Director. Though the effort was unsuccessful, it provided Sandy the opportunity to get to know Austin, its elected officials and business and community leaders. It was also the beginning of her work on local and regional transportation policy. She subsequently joined the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce staff where she worked for eight years on local, state and federal policy issues, with a heavy emphasis on transportation issues, on behalf of the business community as Senior Vice President for Public Policy.

Glenn Lewis

Glenn’s career in public accounting has focused on providing tax and consulting services to clients.  Additionally, he has played a primary role in the design and implementation of Maxwell Locke & Ritter’s paperless procedures, controls and use of technology in order to maximize internal efficiencies and improve client service. Prior to coming to Maxwell Locke & Ritter in 1998, Glenn was an associate at Frank Melvin & Associates and Mikeska Monahan & Peckham, respectively, focusing on corporate, partnership and individual tax consultation, preparation and review.

Jim Pledger

Jim Pledger has lived in the Austin area for 27 years and is a partner at Jackson Walker LLP. He specializes in representation of financial institutions, including bank mergers and acquisitions, charters and charter conversions, public equity and debt offerings for financial institutions and the resolution of regulatory enforcement matters. Prior to joining Jackson Walker, he served as the Texas Savings and Loan Commissioner for 15 years.

Jim has served on the West Lake Hills City Council and its Zoning and Planning Commission and understands that traffic and transportation are among the most serious issues we face today. They affect our citizens on a daily basis and can have an enormous effect on our economic development.  Jim believes that Movability has the opportunity to significantly impact these issues and is pleased to serve and assist Movability Austin to help make these opportunities a reality.

Rob Spillar

Robert Spillar

Currently serves as the City of Austin Transportation Director and is responsible for the City’s multi-modal transportation portfolio, including rail planning, traffic engineering and operations, parking enterprise, right-of-way permitting, and special events management.  Prior to the City of Austin, Spillar served as Vice President with Parsons Brinckerhoff and as the Director of Traffic Management for the City of Seattle.  Robert holds a Bachelor and Master’s of Civil Engineering from the Universities of Texas and Washington respectively.  In 1995 he was named as a William Barclay Parsons Fellow publishing a national guideline on Park-and-Ride Planning and Design, a publication that has been adopted by the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) as part of their current park-and-ride planning and design guidelines.

Dale Weisman

Dale Weisman’s communications career spans more than three decades. He is currently the global public relations manager for Silicon Labs. Previously he has been a PR manager for Freescale, Legerity, Pervasive Software and AMD, as well as a marketing communications manager for Fisher Controls (acquired by Emerson) and Intel. Dale has also served as a media relations specialist for the Texas Department of Commerce Tourism Division. A freelance writer with frequent bylines in local and regional publications, he holds a bachelor’s degree (Plan II program) from The University of Texas at Austin. A long-time Austin resident who lives and works in Austin’s urban core and commutes by bicycle and scooter, Dale cares deeply about Austin’s mobility and transportation challenges and opportunities.

Will Wheeler

Will Wheeler

Relocated to Austin in 2009, with over 28-yrs in the consulting engineering field, to serve as Managing Principal of Bury Partners Austin office.  Wheeler’s role at Bury Partners allowed him to be involved in many of our regions premier development projects.    He is also a board member of Hill County Conservancy and active member of Downtown Austin Alliance, Urban Land Institute and Real Estate Council of Austin.  As a downtown employer and someone who has experienced the broad impacts of growth in other cities he is eager to participate in our transportation solutions.  Wheeler is encouraged and optimistic about of the positive impacts the Movability Austin will have for downtown Austin.