"Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." --Vince Lombardi
Empowering small business through education and investment, igniting community growth.
CEO & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Stacy Dukes-Rhone has maintained her career over the last 25 years in the areas of executive leadership, entrepreneurship, engineering, public administration, and community service. Stacy has spent the past 9 years here at BiGAUSTIN where she has succeeded in securing a number of new grants and gained national recognition. As a Civil Engineer, she was the first African American female hired into the Highway Design and Construction Division of the Texas Department of Transportation. Stacy is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where she earned a B.S. in Economics and also holds an M.S. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Civil Engineering.
DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE AND CONTRACTS
Victoria Lewis-Dunn is currently the CEO of COMMON SOLUTIONS, LLC (mediation practice that specializes in resolving disputes in contracts and family law). Ms. Lewis-Dunn serves as BiGAUSTIN’s Director of Contracts and Compliance. Ms. Lewis-Dunn received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1993 from the University of Texas School of Law. She is a certified OSHA Safety Trainer, and Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS), OWDS Trainer.
Over 20 successful years working within the sports, legal and government arenas, acquiring experience in Legal Counseling, Sports Administration & Coaching, Media Broadcasting and Athletic Fundraising
Michael Moctezuma currently manages BiGAUSTIN's loan portfolio. He is a seasoned professional with extensive background in entrepreneurship and micro-finance. His areas of expertise include micro-lending and construction finance, having managed a family owned construction business. He consults and counsels individuals starting their business who don’t have the option of using banks for their capital needs. With an in-depth understanding of the difficulty of establishing a business, Michael offers clients innovative and strategic guidance for success.
TRAINING AND PROJECT COORDINATOR
Brandi Morris has dedicated her professional career to giving back. Her non-profit, Austin StandUp, has assisted in Hurricane Harvey relief and met the needs of children in the Austin Area. Brandi's personal passion to help improve the lives of others has brought her to BiGAUSTIN where she identifies the specific needs for all training programs and assures that the appropriate training method is being utilized for our clients individual goals.
Andronn Hamlett comes to us from Sam Houston State University where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Political Science and History. With his incredible work ethic and positive attitude, Andronn has proven to be an adept team member here at BiGAUSTIN. He coordinates our client training and workshops, along with providing support to our entire team.
Our continued success could not be possible without the support of our additional staff and on-site contractors, as well as our instructors, interns and volunteers, who, by their commitment to our mission, help Central Texas businesses thrive every day.