Commission application number 10 submitted by eileen keller on 06/04/2020

First Name eileen
Middle Name/Initial a
Last Name keller
Voter Unique Identification number 1140463117
Ethnicity Self-describe
Gender Female
Age 55-64
Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Major Pursued Communications / Behavioral Sciences
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
What is your occupation? CEO of a Data driven communications company - ideality.com inc.
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78731
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Phil
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial M
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Ponebshek
Are you applying to be the student member of the commission? No
Have you been continuously registered to vote in the City of Austin for the last five years? Yes
Have you voted in 3 of the last 5 City of Austin general elections (or corresponding runoff if applicable)? Yes
Been appointed to a state or city office? No
Been elected to a state or city office? No
Been a candidate for a state or city office? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a political party? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of the campaign committee of a candidate for elective state, county, or city office? No
Been a registered state or local lobbyist? No
A paid employee of the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional services contract with the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to the City Council of the City of Austin or to any individual member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
A controlling person of a person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to any member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Television
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
Please describe your relevant analytical skills. For the past 42 years I have worked as a communication strategist. I worked with over 2500 different clients in determining the best way to meet the needs of their designated geographical area. Since 1980 I have had a company in Austin that focuses on determining needs within this market (as well as across the world) and generating solutions to meet these needs. Analysis is at the core of our work.
Disclaimer Agreement Checked
Please describe your ability to be impartial. Since our work in meeting the needs of the world must accurately reflect the actual needs - we cannot be biased in our analysis of the data we receive. Impartiality is a critical element in building reliable, truth-filled solutions.
Disclaimer Signature Eileen A. Keller
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I have been a citizen of Austin since 1973. I am a 7th generation Texan and a native of San Antonio. Growing up in San Antonio was a fabulous experience for me. The diversity of people, the beauty of their cultures and traditions and the overwhelming feeling of being a part of something bigger than my own family. Austin has been this way as well. We have celebrated the natural beauty of Austin, the diversity of our cultures here, the incredible potential for imagining and of course, our ability to respect the differences of others while living as citizens together. Lately, the differences are growing - the divide of haves and have nots - the digital divide - the resource divide - all of which combine to produce a less respectful climate within our citizens. The geography and diverse demographics of Austin don't have to result in losing our respect for one another. Solving this is something we can look at - study - and solve.
Please provide your employment history. 1972 - Sold flowers on the street corner in San Antonio. 1973 - 1976 The UT Years (some of the many jobs) Cheesecake Maker - Armadillo World Headquarters Incense Maker - State Cemetery Waitress - Willie Nelson's Bar Waitress - The Posse East Waitress and cook - Yemen's Cook - Hamburger's by Gormet Tap Dancer- Soap Creek Saloon 1977- Media Buyer - McCann Erickson - Dallas 1978- Media Director- Southern Union Company - Dallas 1980- Italian Film Liaison - New York City 1981- International Syndication Specialist-Star Date Radio Show- UTATX Event Specialist - Women's Athletics - UT Austin 1981- Senior Media Buyer - The Davis Group - Austin Owner - Blitz Media Labs - Austin 1997-Present - President / CEO - ideality.com inc.- Austin 1997-2005 - Senior Instructor - The Media Buying Academy - Maryland
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I was the neighborhood president for the Ridgelea Neighborhood a few years ago - and I have been actively involved in our city's path to the future for many years.
District District 10
Does this application qualify? Yes