The Council works with Foundation staff to accomplish our mission to work with our community to expand opportunities for young people to learn, thrive and succeed.

There are currently 44 members that make up 2 standing committees of the Leadership Council: Governance Committee and Executive Committee.

Chair - Lisa Roberts & Vice Chair - Shannon McKinley

As Chair of the Andy Roddick Foundation Leadership Council, Lisa leads a group of professionals in Austin to build awareness and fundraising efforts for the Foundation in Austin.

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Lisa has lived in and around Austin for over 30 years, running 1,000s of laps around town lake and appreciating the live music scene. She's now passing her love of Austin onto her two young boys. She's spent the majority of her career growing and leading Product and Marketing organizations at numerous early and growth stage startups in Austin, including Bazaarvoice, Adlucent, Starmount, and most recently, Civitas Learning. She realized soon after graduating from Texas A&M that she was drawn to the entrepreneurial spirit, work and groups of people unafraid to drive change and make their mark in the world. She's thankful to be a part of the Andy Roddick Foundation, which is bringing people together to do just that!

Shannon McKinley is currently an account executive at Elizabeth Christian Public Relations. Prior to ECPR, Shannon was the Director of PR + Brand for TicketCity.com. She was also able to gain considerable experience working with the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic as well as the ESPNU Campus Connection Program and the Big 12 in the Conference Championships department. In addition, she was an intern for the Texas Tech Athletic Department's Communication Office where she was offered the opportunity to write stories, help with press releases and work directly with and for Texas Tech TV. Shannon graduated from Texas Tech University in 2014 with a bachelors degree from the Texas Tech School of Media & Communications.

Outside of her current career and deeply-understood knowledge of the media world, she is the Vice President of the Junior Austin Woman's Club which is a philanthropy group dedicated to preserving the historic Chateau Bellevue in Austin, Texas and serves as the PR chair of the Austin Under 40 Awards.

Past Chairs: Alexis Simon and Jon Loyens


Secretary - Sandie Roth

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Sandie was born and raised in Canada and received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Medical Biophysics from Western University.  Her career in orthopaedic medical devices has been diverse with roles in research, product development, marketing, and clinical and regulatory affairs.  

Sandie has lived in Austin since 2012 and enjoys playing tennis and running outside year round.   She is currently loving life as a mom with her newborn twins Annie and Wesley.