Eugene Sepulveda has served as the CEO of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas since 2005. He concurrently serves as the President & CEO of two NPR affiliates, Marfa Public Radio and KXWT in Midland-Odessa, Eugene brings 30 years experience from banking, high tech startups and higher education to his role at the Entrepreneurs Foundation. He’s long advocated contributing time, talent & treasure at the intersection of one’s Gifts, one’s Passion and the Community’s Needs in order to make a real difference.
As a community volunteer, Eugene serves as VP of the board for the KDK-Harman Foundation, as well as on the boards of the Entrepreneurs Foundation, Marfa Public Radio, the McDonald Observatory's (board of visitors) and as chairman emeritus for PeopleFund. Eugene previously taught social entrepreneurship & global business at UT's McCombs School of Business, served as CFO for an Austin-based semiconductor startup, and was senior vice president lending and international business for two major Austin banks.
Mr. Sepulveda held earlier volunteer leadership roles on the boards of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin Community Foundation, Leadership Austin, the Austin-Travis County HIV Commission, Austin Museum of Art, and LiveableCity. He has been recognized as the Best Austin Booster (Austin Chronicle), Best Professor (Alpha Kappa Psi), as a nominee for Outstanding Elective Professor (UT MBA), the Human Rights Campaign’s Lifetime Achievement Award, an Austin Under Forty award winner, the Austin Business Journal Heavy Hitter in Finance and honored by the Austin City Council by the declaration of a Eugene Sepulveda Day in 1994. He and his husband, Dr. Steven Robert Tomlinson, are members of St. James Episcopal Church and support several community initiatives and the arts through their fund, ABPorter.
Leigh Christie is the Program Director for the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas. In this role, Leigh oversees all project and programming activities, manages the philanthropic contributions for realized equity donors, directs the corporate community involvement programs for member companies and supports the Foundation's equity council and Leadership Projects.
Leigh graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Edward’s University with a BA in Communications and received her Law degree from Seattle University School of Law in Seattle. Before joining the Entrepreneurs Foundation, Leigh was the Director of Lemonade Day Austin, an entrepreneurial program for youth supported by the Entrepreneurs Foundation, for the past four years. She won the 2011 RISE Social Innovation Fast Pitch Competition and is currently on The Girls' School of Austin Board of Trustees and a member of the Leadership Austin’s 2013 Essential Class.
Leigh and her husband, Charles, have two girls, Lily and Ivy.
As the Program Manager for the Entrepreneurs Foundation, Molly works with member companies to develop strategic and sustainable community involvement programs.
Molly graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Broadcast and Electronic Media. In 2013, Molly joined EF after serving as Lemonade Day Austin’s Project Manager. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Molly worked as a Coordinating Producer and Production Coordinator on a wide variety of film and television projects in Texas, Oklahoma, and Ireland.
As the Executive Assistant for the Entrepreneurs Foundation, Leah assists the CEO and its Program Director with scheduling and office management, while supporting all EF programs.
Since graduating from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Psychology, Leah has been focused on being apart of an organization striving to make a positive social impact. She joined the EF team believing in their efforts to incorporate community involvement into a business’s corporate culture. Prior to joining the EF Team, Leah has traveled and lived internationally, along with working for many other impactful organizations, including The Clinton Foundation, A Glimmer of Hope, and Apple, Inc.