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Steering Committee

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Janice Jenkins, Chair
Sara Faivre, Co-Chair
Alexandra Park

Development Director, NACD - Texas TriCities Chapter (Austin)

Janice Jenkins is a Business Development expert with a deep background in sales and program development. Janice leverages her unique ability to meet and connect people to create synergistic introductions and opportunities. Janice spearheaded the inaugural 2020 Women on Boards annual event in Austin last year and currently serves as the Austin Chair. Janice is co-founder and co-facilitator of InTouch2020 a 10-month program to get women board-ready. She also serves on the NACD Austin Advisory Board as Development Director for NACD Texas TriCities Chapter.

Principal, Sara Faivre, Inc.
Director, Federal Ag Mortgage Corp (‘Farmer Mac’ NYSE: AGM)
Director, One More Cloud

As a Business Evolution Coach, Dr. Faivre helps executives integrate business process improvement with leadership and personal development. She is a certified facilitator with The Alternative Board and leads a CEO peer advisory group in Austin for small and medium businesses.

Dr. Faivre was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Federal Ag Mortgage Corporation (‘Farmer Mac’ NYSE:AGM) in 2010 by President Obama.  On that board, she serves as a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Strategy, and Bus. Dev Committee, Corporate Governance Committee and Enterprise Risk Committee, and chairs the Diversity sub-committee.

In 2018, Dr. Faivre joined the board of One More Cloud, a privately-held early stage technology company in Austin, Texas. As one of three founding board members, Dr. Faivre provides leadership in governance best practices. She is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and sits on the Austin advisory board for Texas Tri-City Chapter.

From 2005-2017, Dr. Faivre was founder and managing partner of Wild Type Ranch, a premium grass-fed beef company. Dr. Faivre co-founded GenomicFX, a livestock genomics biotech, and served as Vice President of Bioinformatics and Vice President of Swine Business Development from 2000 to 2001. In 2001, she co-founded ViaGen, Inc., where she served in several capacities, including President, from 2001 to 2006. Dr. Faivre has held research positions as a staff scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture on the Bovine Genome Project and with the University of Iowa on the Human Genome Project. Her academic career also includes faculty appointments at the University of Illinois and Texas A&M University. Dr. Faivre graduated with honors from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and Animal Science and holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from Texas A&M.

Dr. Faivre divides her time between her ranch in Cameron, TX and Cedar Creek, TX. She is the proud parent of two boys, including a member of the Oklahoma Pride Marching band.  She is an aspiring novice classical guitar player and is a third-level student of Parelli Natural Horsmanship.

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Rare Animal Design and Development

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