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Capital City Innovation welcomes new board members

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Chad Swiatecki

Capital City Innovation, the nonprofit organization helping to coordinate the creation of the health care innovation district near the University of Texas’ Dell Medical School, has named a pair of local business leaders as the newest members of its board of trustees. They are Dewitt Peart, president and CEO of the Downtown Austin Alliance, and Kerry Hall, president of the Austin region for Texas Capital Bank and a board member of Opportunity Austin. Existing members are Greg Hartman, president of Academic and External Affairs at Seton Healthcare Network/Ascension Texas; Stephanie McDonald, chief of staff at Central Health; and Clay Johnston, dean of the Dell Medical School. Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler serve as ex officio members. Capital City Innovation was formed in 2017 and has formed coordinated health and bioscience incubators supporting more than 30 companies, with local leaders hoping to turn Austin into a health care research and startup hub on par with Boston and Berkeley, California. The group is also involved in the physical development of an innovation district, which is starting with Central Health’s Brackenridge campus.

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