Posted on March 17, 2020
Amber Gunst first joined The Austin Technology Council in the role of Head of Sales and Membership Services and worked alongside the leadership team to craft a new vision for member engagement and growth. Their efforts resulted in doubling membership in less than a year while also significantly increasing the retention rate of current members.
Austin Technology Council is the leading unifying voice of technology in Central Texas. Since 1992, ATC has been the informed opinion leader, providing technology companies with the insights, resources and connections they need to grow and thrive.
Prior to being appointed Interim CEO of the Austin Technology Council, Amber spent an impressive 20-year career in sales and business development. She is an expert in member association sales and services, having spent four years at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, where she was the top sales and retention leader of all Chambers of Commerce in the state of Texas. She ranked in the top seven nationally in sales of Chambers with revenue over $1.5M. Directly prior to her role at ATC, Gunst worked for a global staffing firm where she was responsible for client development and management and consulting staff management. This role allowed her to develop a strong understanding of the talent and staffing needs for our region’s tech companies. She also serves as a mentor for the Founder Institute’s global accelerator program.