Board of Directors
Launch Pad Job Club is led by our all volunteer Board of Directors. Each member is elected to a three year term. We provide guidance and direction to the organization.
President – Kathy Lansford-Powell
Kathy is the creator and Facilitator of Launch Pad Job Club, Austin’s largest nonprofit networking and support group for job seekers through which members are informed, motivated, and entertained as they slog through the job search process.
Vice President – Jim Adcock
Jim Adcock makes a living as a SharePoint Administrator, Analyst and Developer, and makes a difference as Vice President of Launch Pad Job Club, an organization in Austin, Texas, whose mission is help people who have lost their jobs to get the skills they need to land their next job, and to help them cope with the interim between jobs.
His passion for helping make things better for people has also led him to writing about his experiences and understanding on Working It Out, The MetaBlog Blog, and now at SharePointTherapist.com, and to public speaking about career management and SharePoint (though usually not at the same time), including as a panelist on the weekly SharePoint ShopTalk podcast. He has previously held a leadership role in the Austin Software Process Improvement Network, and is active in the local user group community, helping to promote community involvement and engagement as an essential part of career success.
Please apply, we’d love to have your join our board. Please contact us.
Parliamentarian – Seaufy (Sophie) Peg Frey
Launch Pad Job Club now has approximately 14,000 members from the Greater Austin Area who have gained work and work search information and knowledge through this highly-valued non-profit organization. We assist companies in recruiting for technical and non-technical positions as well as provide jobseekers with interviewing, screening, and sourcing techniques. I continue to promote and be a part of this human services NPO and welcome all who want to join. No dues. No fees. Never.
My career journey includes 22 years at IBM, several thriving tech startups, a painful stint as a high school teacher, a gig raising funds for the Jewish Community Association of Austin and a near fatal bicycle accident that changed my perspective forever.
On a July morning in 2002, I was riding my bicycle and hit a car head on where our combined speeds exceeded 50 mph. After five days in a trauma center I was up on crutches, within ten weeks was back on a bicycle, and four months later was traveling internationally on business after surviving an accident that has a 10% survival rate. I had a new perspective on life.
Thirty years of wandering the proverbial career desert, often repeating the same mistakes over and over, taught me my most crucial lesson: Most people don’t really know what makes them happy at their core, what fulfills them. They pursue money, status, a skill set, all of which provide some level of satisfaction, but not contentment. They wind up feeling frustrated and trapped. Others have figured out what they need, but don’t know how to chart a course to get there.
I am the Founder & President of Bulls Eye Recruiting. I have helped organizations such as Rosetta Stone, Dell, eBay, Balfour, and Rainmaker Systems in identifying and hiring top talent from around the globe. Bulls Eye Recruiting started out as a blog in August of 2012 and has morphed into a full- blown recruiting agency in 2015. Bulls Eye Recruiting’s focus is helping organizations find key hires in the areas of sales, marketing and IT. In addition to recruiting, Bulls Eye Recruiting helps organizations with their social media presence and aligns their presence with their company goals. If you are looking for a key hire or a social media expert, Bulls Eye Recruiting is on target, every time.