ACE is a public facilities corporation created by the City of Austin
to own, finance and operate the Hilton Austin Hotel

About Us – Board of Directors

ACE is governed by an independent board of directors appointed by the Austin City Council

Phillip Schmandt

Board Chair

Phillip Schmandt is a partner with the law firm McGinnis & Lochridge, where he chairs the Land & Water practice group. He has been President and Director of ACE since January 2020.

Jolsna Thomas


Jolsna Thomas is Rosendin’s Business Development Manager for Texas and surrounding states. Her responsibilities include establishing and maintaining client relationships, research and analysis of the market place and tracking and maintaining the status of developing opportunities. Jolsna has been a Director and Secretary/Treasurer of ACE since January 2020.

Sherri Greenberg

Board Member

Sherri R. Greenberg is a clinical professor and fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Sherri has been a Director for ACE since January 2020.