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Jennifer Houlihan

Austin, Texas Area
Jennifer “Houli” Houlihan wears a number of public hats, despite scoring a zero in extraversion on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). She serves as managing director of the Austin Forum on Technology & Society, a nonprofit organization that explores the impact of technology on society and stimulates discussions, collaborations, and partnerships on new technology opportunities.  She also serves as managing director of Austin CityUP, a a smart city consortium of companies, organizations, and individuals who collaborate on activities that advance Austin through digital technologies, data collection, analytics, and modeling.  Previously, she was executive director of Austin Music People, the trade association for Austin’s $2 billion music industry, spearheading a variety of policy and outreach initiatives.  Houli is an award-winning public speaker and writer, and is currently part of GovLoop's 17th Featured Contributor Cohort.  She holds a BS in Communications from Northwestern University and a MA in Social Psychology from Pepperdine University.