Johnson City, Vice-Chair
Johnson City, Secretary
Johnson City, Board Member
Austin, Board Member
Blanco, Board Member
Fredericksburg, Board Member
Fredericksburg, Board Member
Board Member, LBJ National Historical Park (Ex Officio)
Dallas, Board Member
Shirley moved to Austin in 1968. She was an active volunteer in her five children’s schools and in the community including work with Volunteers for Vision, an organization founded by Luci Johnson that tested the vision of Head Start children.Shirley began her career with the Johnsons in 1974 as Luci Johnson’s assistant and was involved with Mrs. Lyndon Johnson’s activities at the LBJ Ranch –thus began her love of the Ranch. In 1992, Mrs. Johnson asked her to return as her executive assistant and she remained until Mrs. J’s death. She says it was an honor and a privilege to work for her dear friend. During those years, Shirley wore many hats but she especially relished the innumerable events she planned and executed for Mrs. Johnson at the LBJ Ranch.
Anita grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and after a very active childhood of climbing trees and watching airplanes take off and land from all over the world, she knew she wanted to travel and find adventure.
Her Senior year, she studied and traveled in Europe. After returning to the US Anita worked in private resorts and hotels in Atlanta and Destin, Florida. After experiencing a Florida hurricane, Anita escaped to Texas as quickly as she could to continue career in hotel management and attend college.
After moving to Austin, Texas in 1985 Anita immediately immersed herself in the community and all it had to offer. She learned about Austin’s political climate while working at the University Club / Quorum as an accountant, which led to other opportunities as a financial analyst for EDS and then later a Facilities Project Manager, during new building construction and move of 1200 employees to new site. During that project, Anita realized she had a great talent for networking and started a couple of small businesses, then became involved in multiple associations, as well as Rotary. That led to community volunteer opportunities including cycling events, where she found that to become one of her passions. Anita continued to travel during this time and found herself living in Hawaii in 2009 and returning again to Texas in 2010 and start a career as Financial Advisor. (In 2014 Anita had the opportunity to head up a charity ride for cancer at the LBJ National Historical Park, working with Russ Whitlock and the great staff at the park. During that charity ride, Anita also met Dan Bailey – Rest Stop #4).
Anita is recently married to Dan Bailey in Fredericksburg, and spends her time between Fredericksburg and Austin for her business as a financial advisor. That is, when she and Dan are not traveling.