Commission application number 263 submitted by Munira Fareed on 08/08/2020

First Name Munira
Last Name Fareed
Voter Unique Identification number 1151148676
Ethnicity Asian
Gender Female
Age 45-54
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued Computer Science, Economics, Marketing
What is your occupation? Retired tech executive
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78733
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78733
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Suaad
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial H
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Sait
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
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. My 25 year career in technology and tech marketing has been centered on analyzing data and complex, often incomplete data. In my board work, I often have to use my analytical skills to quickly understand results and render opinions/votes.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. I’m a data-driven person who wants to know the truth. In both my work and my volunteer activities, I have to listen to and understand opposing points of view before offering my opinion. I’ve also raised two teenage boys who are constantly at odds!
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I’ve seen Austin grow over the last 24 years into a sprawling city with its many delights and some problems. I’ve lived in multiple countries and moved here from Boston in 1996, deciding to make Austin my home and the place to raise our children. Austin continues to amaze and surprise me with its wealth of people, spaces and places.
Please provide your employment history. Munira Fareed was most recently the chief marketing officer at Hive9, the marketing performance management company. Before joining Hive9, Munira founded and ran Appleseed Partners, a B2B marketing company providing fractional CMO services to technology companies. Prior to Appleseed Partners, Munira was the vice president of marketing at LifeSize (acquired by Logitech), where she built the marketing organization and was responsible for all aspects of worldwide marketing (demand gen, product management and marketing, channel marketing, market development, and corporate marketing). She joined LifeSize when it was less a than a dozen people, and was part of the LifeSize management team that successfully raised three rounds of funding, contributing to a total of $81M. Munira has also served as vice president of marketing for Ineto [now Oracle], a virtual contact center SaaS company. Prior to joining Ineto, Munira was responsible for product marketing and corporate communications at Netpliance, makers of the award-winning i-opener Internet appliance and service. Netpliance resulted in a $140M IPO (used to begin TippingPoint, now part of Oracle). Before joining Netpliance, she served as director of marketing at Trilogy, a leading provider of front-office software, where she helped drive rapid growth to create a $100M+ revenue business. She has also held marketing strategy positions at Motorola. Munira holds an undergraduate degree in computer science and economics from Lafayette College, and an MBA from Cornell University.
Please provide any other information you wish to be considered during the selection of the most qualified applicants for the Commission. I’m a seasoned technology startup executive who has lived and worked in Austin, Texas for 24 years. I’m committed to giving back to the Austin community and serve on the board of KIPP Texas and the advisory boards for ConnectHER and Miracle Foundation. I also work with Keep Austin Fed and refugee support programs in Central Texas.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? From family or friend
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Does this application qualify? No