Carla Stanmyre McDonald is a successful entrepreneur, television host, writer, philanthropist and community volunteer. Currently, Carla serves as the host of YNN’s "Arts Minute," a weekly television segment that promotes cultural events in Central Texas, and conducts exclusive interviews for the 24-hour news network. In addition, Carla is the founder and CEO of Dynabrand, an award-winning national marketing firm that works with consumer products companies. Prior to founding Dynabrand in 2002, Carla worked in New York as Executive Vice President/Managing Director, North American Marketing Practice at GCI Group and Senior Managing Director, Consumer Marketing Practice at Hill & Knowlton. The mother of two young daughters, Carla, and her husband, Jack, a technology entrepreneur, are also active in Austin’s non-profit community. Over the last 10 years, they have helped raise more than $10 million for local health, education and arts organizations. Carla is the recipient of the Austin Business Journal’s “Women of Influence Award” and the “American Youthworks Community Service Award” and her entrepreneurial achievements and non-profit advocacy have been featured in the pages of Austin Woman (cover profile), Austin American-Statesman’s Glossy (cover profile), Austin Monthly, Austin Business Journal, Austin American-Statesman, Texas Monthly, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Town & Country, Women’s Wear Daily, Inside PR and PR Week.