M. Jordan Scott is a Community Advocate & Investor in Austin, TX. After graduating from The Colorado College with a BA in Economics, Jordan started an Austin-based hedge fund Lonestar Capital Management. He took a one-year break to work as an assistant to his grandfather George Kozmetsky where he focused on project management and economic development in the Rio Grande Valley. In his off hours Jordan worked with friends to create a SaaS product tracking corporate travellers eventually launching Flightlock Inc. After selling that company to Control Risks, a London-based global security consultancy, Jordan worked as Senior VP of Tracking until 2006 at which point he left to pursue private investments. He spends his time as a community volunteer, an investor, and a dad to his three boys Cole, Callum, and Campbell.
Jordan believes firmly that we can all do our part to make this great city and state even better. He recently finished a term as an Alderman with the City of Rollingwood. Jordan enjoys serving on several community boards including the RGK Foundation started by his grandparents Ronya & George Kozmetsky. Jordan’s philanthropic passions include early-childhood education, & children’s medicine. In his spare time he enjoys coaching youth soccer, wake surfing, watching the sport of cricket (yes… cricket…), Texas Football, vintage Cadillacs, and live music. He currently serves as President of the newly-formed Reissa Foundation, based in Santa Monica, CA. His wife Laila recently started her own 501(c)3 Pop-Up Birthday that strengthens the relationships between foster children and their caregivers through personalized birthday experiences.
Treasurer: Glen Yamane
Graduated from California State University Northridge with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Business Management. Is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California Society of CPA’s.
Is married and resides in the San Fernando Valley, California and has two grown children.
Board Member: Caitlin Scott
Born in Santa Monica, Caitlin Scott has lived in Colorado, Brooklyn, Italy, San Francisco, Austin, and is now back where she began in LA. Along the way she has worked on the album releases of Lil John, The Ying Yang Twins, J Mascis, Pitbull, Ambulance LTD, and The Incredible Moses Leroy. She worked on several artists’ installations in New York and mural creations in LA, was the assistant costume designer for an independent film, worked grounds crew at Colorado College (voted best at string trimming), and has served on the RGK Foundation since 2004.
During her tenure at the RGK Foundation she moved to bring environmentally friendly practices to the organization, spearheaded the shift towards high impact grant giving, and fought to create an incubator for the development of innovated grant giving to adapt to the new climate of philanthropy. She also brought her passion for foster children and led the initiative within the RGK to focus on the inadequacies of our current foster care system. She is now taking that passion to the Reissa Foundation to advocate and support the unique needs of our foster children in Los Angeles.
Board Member: Bethany Herwegh
With a knack for fashion and a passion for finance, Bethany Herwegh is the perfect combination of brains and sass.
Won "Board Member of the year 2016".
Board Member: Suzanne Scott
Suzanne E. Scott is a native Californian, devoted wife and mother of two young children. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Pepperdine University and her Early Education Teaching Certificate from UCLA. Her early experience spanned from the corporate finance sector, to retail and education. Currently, she is a homemaker and an active volunteer and member of several committees at her children’s schools. Suzanne is a former member of the Junior League of Los Angeles and she served as a member of the Adjunct Board and the Grants Committee at the RGK Foundation from 2007-2012. Her tenure at both the Junior League and RGK gave her the opportunity to experience a deep appreciation for giving and it’s power in improving the lives of others in both the Los Angeles and Austin areas and across the country.
Board Member: Laila Scott
Laila Scott is the founder and director of Pop-Up Birthday, a non-profit organization that provides birthday party experiences to foster children in Central Texas. She currently serves on the board of the RGK Foundation, the board of Foster Angels of Central Texas, and the executive committee for the Dell Children’s Trust. Laila has also served on the development council for SafePlace and was a founding member and past chair of the Dell Children’s Trust. She also enjoys serving as an active volunteer in her church, neighborhood, preschool and elementary school communities. Laila earned a Bachelor’s of Economics from Colorado College and an MBA from McCombs School of Business. She is married to her college sweetheart, Jordan Scott, and is a proud mom to three young boys, Cole, Callum and Campbell.
Board Member: Nadya Scott
I have always been interested in education. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, I received my elementary teaching credential from UCLA. While raising my children, I worked in daycare, volunteered in their classrooms, was involved in the PTA, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and was a teaching assistant. My journey in the non- profit world has also involved education as the Vice President of the RGK Foundation, on the board of the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation and a member of the EveryChild Foundation. I enjoy crafts, books and the beach. My greatest enjoyment comes from my family especially my wonderful grandchildren.