Ross Milloy, President
Since July, 1994 Ross Milloy has served as president of The Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council, a regional non-profit public/private partnership composed of more than 130 political jurisdictions, public authorities and business, created in 1984 to support long-term infrastructure and economic development for the Austin-San Antonio Corridor.
As president of the Corridor Council, Mr. Milloy helped draft and pass State legislation creating the Austin-San Antonio Commuter Rail District and currently serves as the Interim Executive Director for the District. He has helped to secure $57.6 million in Federal funding for planning and preliminary engineering for that project and played a key role in promoting the construction of the $1.4 billion State Highway 130, which opened in December, 2006.
Mr. Milloy reports to an executive committee composed of elected officials and corporate and political leaders from a ten-county area stretching from San Antonio to Temple along IH-35 in Central Texas.
Before joining the Corridor Council, Mr. Milloy had been a New York Times writer, co-edited four books on public policy, operated one of the most active independent media production companies in Texas, worked for both the Texas House and the Texas Senate, and served twice as press aide and speechwriter for a Texas gubernatorial candidate. He is a graduate of Antioch College and attended the University of Texas and the Universidad de las Americas in Cholula, Mexico.
Sarah Matthews, Director of Administration
Sarah Matthews provides executive-level support to the president and oversees Human Resources, IT services, purchasing and event planning. Ms. Matthews serves as the contact point person and administrator for the Council while maintaining computer system integrity and IT technical support. Sarah has over 15 years of professional experience in business administration including Human Resources, events planning and LAN administration. Ms. Matthews served as Executive Assistant to the Mayor’s Task force on the Mueller Project and relocation of the Robert Mueller Airport to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport/City of Austin under the leader ship of former Mayor Bruce Todd. Sarah is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana and has degrees in both Business Systems Administration from Clark Jr. College and in Computer Science from McNeese State University of Lake Charles. Sarah moved to Texas in 1989 to pursue her career in information technology.
Helen Pillifant, Accounting Manager
Helen Pillifant holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington. She comes to us with an extensive background in independent property and casualty claims adjusting experience with over 10 years scoping damages, preparing estimates and handling personal property lists throughout North Carolina hail and wind storms and Pennsylvania and New Jersey for hurricane Sandy.
Helen and her husband, Randy, reside in Kyle, TX. They have 2 children, and 4 grandkids.
Evan Hicks, Events Coordinator
Evan Hicks joins the Greater Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council after more than a decade of political and non-profit fundraising. He has worked on two presidential campaigns for four members of Congress in Texas-Florida-Kansas, four judicial campaigns in Bexar County, and the Public Justice Foundation in Washington D.C.
Evan graduated from the University of North Texas with a major in Political Science. He is a native of Fort Worth and currently lives in San Antonio, TX.