Meet Heather J. Brunner, Our 2017 Community Dream Achiever Award Recipient
The Dream Come True Foundation is proud to announce Heather J. Brunner as the recipient of our 2017 Community Dream Achiever Award. Ms.Brunner is preceded by prestigious community leaders who have received the award, including former Austin Chief of Police Art Acevedo, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, longtime East Austin community leader and educator Bishop Dr. Sterling Lands II and Eugene Sepulveda, CEO of the Entrepreneurs Foundation.
The Community Dream Achiever Award Winner is presented to someone who embodies DCTF’s mission of achievement by personally moving far beyond their beginnings to achieve at the highest level and to impact Austin in unique and powerful ways. Brunner is Chairwoman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of WP Engine. With over 27 years of technology expertise, Heather has helped create billions in value, driven customer success and led business strategy and global expansion for both privately-funded new ventures and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to WP Engine, Brunner served as COO of Bazaarvoice, was Chief Executive Officer of Nuvo and held many executive positions at leading technology companies. “I can’t imagine anyone more deserving,” says DCTF co-founder Carol Kallendorf. “Heather’s personal journey has taken her very far from her beginnings, and she models the drive, achievement, and extraordinary talent that is the vision of Dream Come True.” Brunner will receive the award at Dreams of the Old West, the Foundation’s annual fall gala. Dreams of the Old West is scheduled for Sept. 21 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Brodie Homestead, located at 5211 Brodie Lane, Austin, TX, 78745. You can make a contribution towards this fundraising event online here. The evening will include a silent auction, dinner, dancing, live entertainment and stories from our Dream Achievers. Dreams of the Old West is generously sponsored in part by Delta Associates, Inc., SunPower, Capital Factory, Upland Software, Inc., The Porter Company, Texas Capital Bank, Sam and Judy Myers, AffiniPay, Harold and Carol Cain, Jessica Sager and Mysha Lubke, Maxwell Locke & Ritter, Kasasa First Team, Eagle Bank, a Branch of Round Top State Bank, Hurt Family Investments, Tarrytown United Methodist Church, Rick Cloud, Matt Curtin and Kelly Connery, Charles and Kristi Larkam, Rivet Works, Inc. and CGBot, LLC. For More Information: Sam Myers (512) 481-1493