Speakers

Speakers

 

Ms. Heather Thompson

Heather Thompson is the Director of Study Abroad at The University of Texas at Austin. She is responsible for the coordination and development of reciprocal exchanges, affiliations, and a wide array of customized programs that span the 14 academic colleges and schools. She leads a team of 18 study abroad professionals responsible for student advising and academic collaboration. Heather has been involved with education abroad since 1994. She is actively engaged in NAFSA, the Association of International Educational Educators and presents regularly at national conferences on topics related to access, diversity and financial aid.

Mr. Raymond Brimble

Ray Brimble is an Austin, Texas-based businessman with a portfolio combining entrepreneurial and managerial accomplishments spanning a 40-year career. He has established more than 50 companies on four continents with activities ranging from the oilfield, to technology, to logistics and aviation related real estate. His current commercial activities and investments center around the Lynxs Group of Companies, founded in 1994.  Mr. Brimble’s current efforts focus on “social entrepreneurial” ventures which include support and investment in both non-profit and for-profit venturing which has proven social impact.