Governance

Building the supporters group for all of Austin.

Governing Rules and Policies

Austin Anthem is governed by the Austin Anthem Bylaws. Changes to these Bylaws are enacted by the Board as needed.

Leadership

Austin Anthem is an all volunteer organization. Leaders are chosen by our members and team as dictated by the bylaws of Austin Anthem.

Board of Directors

The Board governs Austin Anthem and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization

  • 4 Executive Officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary)
  • 6 Non-Executive Members (At-Large)

Executive Officers' term is two years. Non-Executive Members' term is one year.

Austin Anthem leadership can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@austinanthem.org.

Nomination Process and Voting Eligibility

Austin Anthem elections are held each January. The nomination process is open for one week, and polls are open for one week.

All dues-paying members as of August 1st of the previous year are eligible to run for an Executive Office.
All members as of the final day of the preceding month of an election are eligible to run for a Non-Executive Member position. This is always December 31.

All dues-paying members as of 8 days before the election are eligible to vote in that election. This date varies from year to year depending on when, exactly, the elections are held.

Organizational Committees

Any member of Austin Anthem in good standing can volunteer to join the Organizational Team. Committees are empowered to make recommendations and decisions that are in the best interests of the supporting Austin FC and representing Austin Anthem according to our mission and goals.

We also look to team members to be the next generation of leadership for the organization, as they see and experience first-hand what goes into making a great American supporters group.

Executive Officers

President - Tony Cardone
Term Ends: January 2024
Tony Cardone is the least athletic of the Cardone family but likes to make up for it in sarcasm.
Vice President - Christine Hanley
Term Ends: January 2023
Christine Hanley is the VP of Austin Anthem and enjoys merchandise, tifos, and lawncare. Please let her buy your house.
Secretary - Cindy Lunsford
Term Ends: January 2024
Huge supporter of an Indiana University. The one in West Lafayette, that is. #BoilerUp
Treasurer - Michelle Frasch
Term Ends: January 2023
Michelle Frasch is not a fan of the cold weather. If it’s snowing, she’s not going.

At-Large Members

At-Large Board Member - Jorge Chavez
Term Ends: January 2023
Jorge Chavez was raised in El Paso, but now prefers Central Time.
At-Large Board Member - James Morgan
Term Ends: January 2023
James was here long before there was soccer. And will be here long after it.
At-Large Board Member - Robert "Roca" Price
Term Ends: January 2023
Roca can be found on the front row at Q2 Stadium waving a flag. But only because they threaten him with arrest if he gets any closer.
At-Large Board Member - John Adam Romero
Term Ends: January 2023
John likes Austin FC a lot. You can tell by his pending legal name change to "Verde Listos".
At-Large Board Member - Phil Stanch
Term Ends: January 2023
A once conscientious Speech and Language Pathologist we find our hero stumbling, mumbling, fumbling into Supporter Group Culture with Austin Anthem as an erstwhile CPA of dubious enthusiasms playing eccentric trumpet performances with La Murga De Austin during Austin FC matches. He also “coached” the COED Anthem Liga Verde team to a record of 2- and flappity-flap.
At-Large Board Member - Amy Torres
Term Ends: January 2023
Amy knows Fernando Torres well. In that they share a common last name.

Made in Austin, Texas.

Made in Austin, Texas

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Independent Supporters Council member for Austin.

We created and successfully led the community effort to bring Major League Soccer to Austin. We now create and lead supporter passion and excitement on match day and every day.