About Sandy Cox
Sandy Cox has been a resident of Lakeway for 19 years. She and her husband still reside in the home they built in 1999. Prior to retiring from the technology industry in 2009, she successfully led technology businesses and operations worldwide for 21 years at Motorola/Freescale (product portfolios are now divisions of NXP Semiconductors) and IBM. While there, she led and managed a $6B supply chain, G4 Microprocessor Product Operations, Manufacturing Organizations, as well as Consumer and Telematics Product Operations. She holds a BS in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Experience & Accolades
· Sandy is highly successful in turn-around organizations and those with rapid decision making and complex program management. She is known for driving process and business efficiencies and developing highly effective cross-functional teams. She was selected by the Freescale CEO to be a member of their leadership development program and was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Leaders” in Freescale every year of her tenure.
· She was an Austin Business Journal “Profiles in Power” Finalist in both 2006 and 2007. This award was created to recognize extraordinary businesswomen in the Central Texas area who have “…made a difference in their communities, blazed new trails and are leaving a mark on Central Texas business.”
· She was also honored in 2004 to be a featured speaker at the Texas Conference for Women.
· In 2013, she received the City of Lakeway Volunteer of the Year award
Sandy believes deeply in giving back to the community through volunteerism and board service. She has had the honor to serve these local charities and boards:
· Texas State University Mathworks Program (Corporate Advisor 2002 - 2005)
· Bikes for Kids (Corporate Fundraiser Freescale 2004 – 2009)
· Ronald McDonald House (Corporate Fundraiser Freescale 2004 – 2009)
· Lake Travis Youth Association (Softball Board Member 2009 - 2010)
· Lake Travis KARDIVAS (Social Media & Cyber Bullying Guest Speaker 2011 – Present)
· TexARTS (Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman 2011 - 2018)
· LTISD Bond Advisory Committee (Member 2011)
· LTISD Bond Political Action Committee (President 2011)
· Lakeway Visitors Commission (Inaugural Chairman 2012 - 2014)
- Lakeway Conference / Performing Arts Committee (Member 2013 - 2015)
- Lakeway Branding Committee (Member 2014 - 2015)
· SafePlace Board of Directors (Board Member 2003 - 2011)
- SafePlace Programs Committee (Member 2007 - 2008)
- SafePlace Strategic Planning & Governance Committee (Leader 2008 - 2010)
- SafePlace Executive Committee (Member 2009-2011)
- SafePlace Finance, Audit, Monitoring Committee (Leader 2010 - 2011)
- SafePlace & Children’s Shelter Alliance Steering Committee (Advisor 2011-2012)
- SafePlace Foundation ( Trustee 2012 - 2013)
- SafePlace Expect Respect Committee (Chair 2012 - 13)
- SafePlace “A Day to Shine” Fundraising Committee (Chair 2012 - 13)
· Lake Travis Education Foundation (Board Member 2012 - 2013)
· LTISD CLASS Project – Community Leaders Advocating Student Success (Member 2012)
· Lakeway City Council Member (2014 - 2016):
- Clean Air Coalition (Sub-committee Member 2015 - 2016)
- Capital Area Council of Governments - CAPCOG (Council Liaison 2015 - 2016)
- Heritage Commission (Council Liaison 2015 - 16)
- Arts Committee (Council Liaison 2014 - 2015)
- Ethics Commission (Council Liaison 2014 - 2015)
· LTISD presentation of “Screenagers” (Panel Moderator 2017)
· Baylor, Scott & White Development Advisory Board (2018 - present)
· Capital Area Council of Governments Economic Development Board (2019 - present)
· Lakeway Mayor (2018 - present)
Other Leadership Experience
Sandy is a 2010 Alumni of Leadership Austin which was founded—by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce (GACC)—with the mission of providing leadership training to those with a passion for Greater Austin. In 2013, she helped facilitate the creation of a victim’s service alliance and later merger between The Austin Children Shelter and SafePlace - the Lift Alliance.
Throughout Sandy’s career, she enjoyed mentoring and coaching her management teams and employees to achieve their career aspirations and become more effective and inspiring leaders. In 2010 she founded BIG (Building Independent Girls), a STEM education consulting company, to help young women understand and utilize their strengths to their advantage, ultimately building successful career plans.
Sandy was elected Mayor of the City of Lakeway in 2018. In a short amount of time, she has rebuilt the pipeline of volunteers to better represent the current Lakeway demographics, opened up and enhanced the communication with the residents, empowered the committees & commissions to be the voice of the community, started the work to revamp the 20 year Comprehensive Plan, and is working on a multi-faceted transportation plan to improve the safety and connectivity in our area.
(More detailed descriptions of Sandy’s work experience, responsibilities and volunteer roles can be found on her LinkedIn profile page here.)