AVEY Board Chair
Noel Durrant is a 33-year electronics industry veteran, with the last 23 years at Intel Corporation where he is a Quality Program Manager. Noel has a depth of experience in business process quality optimization, reliability, technical curriculum development, and customer technical support. He served as the chairman of the International Sematech Quality Council and is author of industry publications on semiconductor quality and reliability. As a volunteer serving Austin and beyond Noel has taught English as a Second Language and computer literacy skills to adults, served as trustee of the Covenant Presbyterian Foundation and led Intel Education Service Corps projects in Kenya and Senegal. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University, Class of ’77. He is an avid scuba diver and underwater photography hobbyist. Noel and his wife Joy are active members of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Austin and raised two sons K through 12 in AISD.
“Supporting students to achieve includes supporting the participation of their families and inputs of their communities in the education process.”
Vasu is a partner at The Brown Firm, PLLC. From case inception through appeal, he focuses his legal practice on resolving business disputes for individuals, business entities, legal professionals, and insurers in state and federal courts across the nation. Vasu graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with honors in 2005 and moved back to his home town to serve as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa in McAllen, Texas. As part of his practice, Vasu is dedicated to pro bono matters, and he is also involved in various diversity initiatives through the State Bar of Texas as an appointed Committee Member of the State Bar’s Standing Committee on Diversity in the Profession. He has also been a mentor through Austin Partners in Education for the last three years to a student who is now attending 6th grade.
Community Volunteer. A former journalist and legislative researcher, Susan Moffat is a seasoned community activist focusing primarily on issues related to education, equity and the local economy. She is the current Education Chair of Liveable City, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, and is a founding member of Save Texas Schools. A strong proponent of the arts, Moffat served on the steering committee of the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child initiative and currently chairs the Austin Creative Classroom Fund. She is married to Nick Barbaro, founder and publisher of the Austin Chronicle; they are the parents of an AISD graduate.