Global Chamber Austin Team

Global Chamber Austin  

Our Team

We're pleased to support the success of companies growing from Austin and landing here.

Global Chamber Austin helps our members get business done across metro areas!

Our community of CEO's, executives, and leaders are focused on growth, and we enjoy supporting their success! We leverage technology and our collective networks around the world to help member companies grow, reduce risk, be more productive, and succeed faster.


Doug Bruhnke, Executive Director

Doug Bruhnke is dedicated to the success of Austin-area business leaders as they grow within and beyond the region. He has lived in 7 states and three countries (US, Japan and Singapore) and traveled to over 60 countries. He began his career in Beaumont.

Education: EMBA, Michigan State University; BS Chemical Engineering, University of Utah

Boards: District Export Council, US Global Leadership Coalition, University of Utah Alumni Association

Past Affiliations: DuPont, DuPont-Showa Denko, Dupont-Dow Elastomers, Phelps Dodge Mining, Promodel Corporation

Personal: Wife of 35 years, daughter who is a nurse practitioner.


Elise KrentzelElise Krentzel, Global Advisor

Elise approaches people and ideas like a talent scout searching for the next "star". She identifies, cultivate and maintain relationships that are long-lasting while building campaigns which sparkle and buzz.

She traveled with KISS on a press junket. By her mid-20s she was running the only foreign-owned talent, booking, and music agency in Japan. She introduced punk rock to the Asian market. Benihana tapped her to create a landmark campaign in 40 US states. She launched top Japanese brands in the USA and co-founded the 1st interactive travel publishing company in Europe w/GPS on CD-ROMs and sold it to the largest magazine group in Europe, VNU. She founded a non-profit in South Africa combating AIDS in teens.