Marketing Communications & Civic Engagement professional with more than 25 years experience in regional public relations and marketing, with an emphasis in governmental and community relations. Currently work for the City of San Marcos as a Community Vitality Coordinator. I work with the Code Compliance and Community Enhancement departments to engage the public and leverage community resources, including faith-based groups, service groups, civic groups, neighborhood associations, non-profits, charities, and schools/universities. Previously worked for the Alamo Area Council of Governments for 17 years as their Communications Coordinator, and Workforce Solutions Alamo as a Business Engagement Manager. Economic and Workforce Development and Public Relations are my passions. My family, including my husband, 26yo history teacher daughter, and 2 American Brittany Rescues are my heart.
Dr. Weigum joined the Texas State University faculty in 2011 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and faculty within the Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program. She was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. That same year, she was appointed as Vice President of Biological Sciences at Paratus Diagnostics, LLC in San Marcos where she was able to obtain direct startup industry experience. In 2018-2019, Dr. Weigum returned to Texas State and served as the Presidential Fellow where she focused upon the development and implementation plan for a university-wide Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) which launched in September of 2020. In addition, Dr. Weigum is an active researcher and scholar. Her line of research focuses on the development of point-of-care diagnostic methods/devices and novel high-sensitivity in vitro diagnostic biosensors. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, including IEEE Sensors, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Advances in Modern Oncology, Journal of Chromatography A, Brain Research, and Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Her work has been featured nationally in Popular Science, CNET news, Genome Web and on the cover of the journal Lab-on-a-Chip. In addition, she has presented at numerous national and international conferences, secured both internal and external grant support for her research, published four book chapters, and is an inventor on two issued patents. Dr. Weigum holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Science Education from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in Biology from Texas State University, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioengineering at Rice University before arriving at Texas State.
An entrepreneur, effective senior operations executive and Lean practitioner with a substantial consulting background, Hauke Roeschmann is the president of PSPadvisor, a management consulting firm helping clients establish and achieve their strategic goals. He also currently serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Texas State University. Hauke is skilled in developing and deploying strategy throughout large organizations, combined with a passion for process improvement and simplification, successfully pairing effectiveness with efficiency. He is an outgoing, results oriented, and dynamic individual.
Professor + Associate Director for Entrepreneurship, Texas State University. Owner, ROESCHMANNdesign. Claudia Röschmann is a Professor in the Communication Design program in the School of Art and Design; Associate Director for Entrepreneurship in the Materials Applications Research Center (MARC); Adjunct Doctoral faculty in the Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization program, and Honorary Professor of International Studies at Texas State University. She was head of the Communication Design program from 2014 to 2020, and as graduate advisor directed the MFA program, a non-traditional low residency program that utilizes emerging technologies to support digitally engaged learning, from 2010 to 2020. She brings 20+ years of international design experience and strategic entrepreneurial thinking to the university where she teaches typography, conceptual strategies, editorial and typeface design, as well as entrepreneurship. In her new role as part of innovation and entrepreneurship efforts on campus she runs virtual Entrepreneur Boot Camps, and leads community efforts in the San Marcos and Round Rock areas. She gets very excited about international and cross-disciplinary projects, and speaks at conferences about typography, design thinking and digitally engaged learning. Originally from Germany, she moved to New York in the 90s to work for Vignelli Associates before moving to Austin with her husband, where she runs ROESCHMANNdesign, a design studio focused on brand experiences for non-profit clients. She holds a BFA and MA from the Hochschule für Künste, Bremen, and an MFA from Texas State University.
Maggie M. Gillespie is the Manager of Business Retention, Expansion and Workforce Development for the Greater San Marcos Partnership. She has a passion for small business and connecting entrepreneurs to the tools they need to achieve their dreams. She has over 15 years experience supporting small businesses, most recently as a Main Street America Revitalization Professional. Her favorite coffee is a Café Breve Latte but is just as happy with a delicious Café Americano.