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Sandy West (She/Her/Hers)

Sandy West LaunchPad
Company/Title:
Director of Development & Partnerships, Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Austin
Specialties:
Marketing, branding, corporate communications, and partner development / relations

LinkedIn | Sandy West is an entrepreneur at heart. She’s the founding president and director of a management consultancy dedicated to strategy development, integrated marketing communication, thought leadership initiatives, and go-to-market plans. Her personal passion is for brand creation, activation and launch execution; her favorite mantra is “it’s all about the brand.” Clients have included Fortune 500, emerging growth companies, and 100+ startups.

In addition to supporting the LaunchPad, she serves as Director of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships for ATI , and is part of the founding marketing team for the recently announced Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium – the consortium focuses on coordinating efforts to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and future pandemics by supporting innovators working toward pandemic readiness, response, recovery and resiliency.

She also currently serves on the Advisory Board for Kungfu.ai, an Austin-based AI service provider. Previous roles have included: VP, Corporate Affairs for F1 US Grand Prix, Executive Director of the inaugural Circuit Events Host Committee; VP, Director of Corporate Communications for Motorola (head of global branding); and a number of executive roles with Austin-based AI startups. Sandy earned a B.S. in Business Administration

Ask me about: General questions about entrepreneurship, marketing strategy, brand development and activation, career advice, strategic resource connections and intros

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