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Apr 24, 2019

As the Manager for Corporate Engagement and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), Aracely P. Muñoz leads the efforts focused on CMNH corporate fundraising for Children’s Health for more than 50 corporate partner brands in Dallas, Plano, and surrounding areas, raising more than 3.3 million dollars annually. Her role is to partner with corporate partners and like-minded individuals to elevate Children's Health as a cause of choice within the community. Aracely also leads the multicultural efforts for the Foundation, which includes collaborating with Hispanic/Latino leaders and influencers, through engagement, cause-marketing, and B2B initiatives.

Aracely joined Children’s Health in August of 2017 after working 11 years in Corporate Philanthropy and in the non-profit sector. Prior to working at Alcon, Novartis, Aracely worked for Buckner International as the director for organizational effectiveness. 

Aracely serves on the board for Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation in Fort Worth, Texas, which gives college scholarships to 8th grades students in more than 20 school districts in DFW. She also serves on the Brown University Alumni Interviewing Committee which interviews 12th grade prospective students for Brown University.

Aracely is currently working on completing her masters of business administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Previously, she earned a master’s degree in global leadership from Dallas Baptist University, and her bachelor of arts in Latin American Studies from Brown University. Aracely is married and has two teenage step-daughters in high school and a one step-daughter at UT Dallas.

Apr 17, 2019
When Caren Kelleher was thirteen, she had her first startup idea: a Beatles-themed restaurant called The Octopus’ Garden. It was such a good idea that the band’s lawyers threatened to sue her over it, which only went to further her interest in the music business.
 
Today, Caren is the founder and president of Gold Rush Vinyl, a new record manufacturing company that helps musicians take advantage of the renewed demand for vinyl. Once thought a dying format, vinyl has become a$1B industry once again, but one that has seen little innovation since the 1970s. Caren’s team recently launched a new state-of-the-art plant here in Austin to deliver high-quality records at a fraction of the time most plants can.
 
Before starting Gold Rush, Caren was Head of Music Apps at Google, where she also launched Google’s own music service, Google Play. She started her career at Paste magazine and is also a former band manager, work that helped her see the vinyl opportunity. Caren holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA from Emory University. The Beatles are still her favorite band of all time.
Apr 10, 2019
Elyse Munselle grew up in Richardson, TX, but has lived in the great city of Austin for eight years. After graduating from Texas A&M  University with a BA in Finance, she moved to Austin to work as a financial fraud analyst. She has since moved into commercial lending and currently works as the Director of Underwriting at a start-up, Able Lending. She has been involved with Polished Austin since its inception and is honored to be serving as director alongside Jen. She loves being an advocate for women in business and encouraging women in their career and faith. In her free time, Elyse volunteers with
1 Dog 1 Hour and spends time exploring the ever-expanding
list of new Austin restaurants with dog-friendly patios with her chocolate lab, Livy. Elyse loves traveling, listening to live music, loving rescue animals, drinking red wine, playing with her nieces and nephews, and being outside in the Texas heat, preferably by a lake with friends.
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