Board of Directors

3DS board members volunteer their time, energy, and resources to provide critical support and governance to the organization.  Our board is comprised of talented volunteers committed to helping the organization achieve its mission.

Board Chair

Jim Pacey


David Gray

Courtney Zaugg

Courtney is the Founder and President of Plaka + Associates, a woman-owned, innovation and impact consulting firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Courtney has over 14 years of experience and leads the firm’s work in impact analysis, real estate development, and ecosystem development. She specializes in connecting leaders in government, economic development, and entrepreneurship at the intersection of innovation, industry, and talent. She is a certified by the International Economic Develpment Council as an Entrepreneurship Development Professional.

Kelly Pratt

Joel Hestness

Tolu Akindunni

Ryan Parks

Shayna Dunitz

Advisory Council


Jason Seats

Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company

Ruchit Shah

Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, UT Austin

Lesley (Jacobs) Robinson

CPP Consulting

Issam Ourrai


Ekaterina Matveeva

Innotech Advisory

Leon Ploubidis

Global Entrepreneurship Network

Michelle Samuel