Committee Member of the Month: Joshua Rolfe

Name: Joshua Rolfe
Company: WESCO
Role: Project Manager


“Josh recently stepped up to join the Leadership Team of the Eco Dev committee. He’s going to use his Project Management skills as our Policy Chair. The Policy Chair is the leader of our Chamber Reps and Policy Leads and ensures that we have organized, effective meetings with prepared content.” – Erin B., Economic Development Committee Chair

      1. What brought you to Austin and how long have you been here?
        My then-girlfriend, now wife Alyssa. We dated long distance for 9 months and then we decided to make our home in Austin. That was about 3 years ago.
      2. How did you get connected to AYC?
        I like to be connected to the community and once I knew I would be in Austin I googled “young professional association”; the first result was AYC. Props to AYC’s SEO efforts!
      3. What are you involved with in AYC AND what is your favorite part of AYC?
        I am the Policy Chair on the Economic Development committee. I also serve on the Casino Social committee. My favorite part about AYC is that I can reach out to any member and strike up a conversation about anything and everything related to Austin.
      4. Where can we find you brunching in Austin on any given Saturday?
        I was told by a friend from New York that I am not allowed to disclose my new brunch spot because it is THAT good. I will give a hint. In true Austin fashion, it is next to a run-down gas station in South Austin.
      5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and what would you use it for?
        That’s a hard one. I would probably say teleportation. I love to travel and I am often found at the airport, however, I could skip the crowds to get to my destination.
      6. If you could have any celebrity live next door to you, who would it be?
        Not because of all the recent press, however, I would pick Bradley Cooper. I am a huge fan of his movies and it helps that he went to Georgetown as well.
      7. If you had guests visiting Austin for the weekend, where is the first place you would take them to show them a good time?
        I would take them down to Congress and West 6th. Then grab a drink at Benny’s in the Greenlight. If you know, you know.
      8. If you played hooky for a day, where would we find you and what would you be doing?
        Hmmm I would probably be in New Braunfels floating the river (in the summer of course)
      9. When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you tell them?
        I would say that I am focused on the complete real estate game. I find taking a piece of land and turning it into something that benefits the community highly rewarding.
      10. What technology could you not live without?
        I have made an effort to “unplug” lately however my cell phone is never far.
      11. Who inspires you?
        I pull inspiration from all sorts of people. I pull inspiration of my foundation beliefs from my parents, the inspiration to serve from my brother, and the inspiration to get back up after getting knocked down from my wife. Inspiration can come in many forms and I subscribe to the multiple source approach.
      12. What is your proudest accomplishment?
        My proudest accomplishment was landing a job straight out of undergrad. I graduated in the Winter of 2009 and no one was hiring. Somehow, I convinced a Fortune 100 company to hire me.
      13. If you couldn’t live in Austin, where would you want to live?
        Charleston, South Carolina. I am originally from the East coast and I enjoy spending time there and the surrounding area.
      14. I want to learn how to…?
        Interact with our city and state leaders. Many people don’t realize the impact that these people have on our daily lives.
      15. Pick:
        Soup or Salad?
        Indoors or Outdoors?  
        Winter or Summer?  
        Tea or Coffee?
        Mountains or Beach?
      16. Favorite Drink?
        Iced Coffee