Carrie Conner

Carrie Conner moved to Austin last year from San Antonio to join her husband Chance who is a partner with Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons of Austin. The Conners are native Texans but made Washington DC their home base for 12 years followed by San Antonio for 13 years.


Carrie has a BBA in International Business from UT Austin and MBA from Syracuse Unviersity. She is a licensed CPA in Texas. Her career path in Washington DC and San Antonio included leadership positions with EDS (acquired by HP), Kinetic Ventures (Venture Capital), and the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (local govt agency). Most recently, she has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Incarnate Word and sole practioner for Carrie Conner CPA Firm. Carrie had an interim role on the the TCMA Board this year.


Carrie‘s foremost passion is her family which includes husband Chance and 2 adult kids, Chloe and Casey, also Austinites. Their pack is complete with 2 large breed rescue dogs Charlie and Cassidy. You are likely to find Carrie ”empty nesting“ and exploring the world with Chance. In Austin you will find them on the hike and bike trail, or savoring the Austin dining, theater, music, and art scene. Carrie is a volunteer Gallery Teacher for kids K-12 at the Blanton Museum, and is a member of Tarrytown United Methodist Church, the Austin Womens Symphony League, and Austin Opera Guild.

Previous Volunteer of the Year Recipients

1987-88     Linda Kimbrough

1988-89     Sue Eichler

1989-90     Karen Consentino

1990-91     Anita Bynum

1991-92     Christine Casanova

1992-93     Sherry Morgan

1993-94     Charlotte Haro

1994-95     Dani Schaefer

1995-96     Maria Pronske

1996-97     Beth Schlechter

1997-98     Patricia Wallis

1998-99     Julie Cowan

1999-00     Shelly Ozdil

2000-01     Ann Morales

2001-02     Holly Schneider

2002-03     Elaine Kasper

2003-04     Wendy Kratzer

2004-05     Susanne Tetzlaf

2005-06     Mary Esquivel

2006-07     Beth O’Farrell

2007-08     Dana Kocurek

2008-09     Kathy Shelly

2009-10     Heather Fagin, DDS

2010-11     Pat Wallis

2011-12     Mari Josey
2012-13     Cindy Nelson
2013-14     Lara Norris

2014-15     Lindy Brand

2015-16     Lara Norris

2016-17     Carrie Conner