Austin Founder Lions Club

Stephen Jones, Austin Arthouse

  • 22 Sep 2011
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wells Fargo Building, 400 W. 15th Street, 3rd floor Auditorium REGISTER BEFORE WED - NOON


  • There is no fee charged for a guest(s) visiting for the first time
  • Guests are charged a lunch fee of $15 for each visit after their first visit.
  • There is no fee charged for a guest visiting for the first time. Please present yourself as a guest at the registration table and we will gladly introduce you to the club.

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Stephen M. Jones
  Austin Arthouse

Introduction by
Lion Mac Ragsdale

Welcome Stephen M. Jones, with the Austin Arthouse, speaking on the latest happenings in the art community and the Arthouse's ongoing partnership discussions with Laguna Gloria for a downtown museum.

Arthouse, capital campaign, Stephen Jones, AustinDesigned by critically acclaimed New York-based Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis Architects, the Arthouse building on the northwest corner of Congress Avenue and Seventh Street — once the Queen Theater movie palace in the 1920s, then Lerner Shops department store in the 1950s — now sports a distinctive new entrance with a dramatic awning extending over the sidewalk.

Perforating the building's exterior on two sides in an artful pattern, 177 laminated green glass rectangular blocks grab the light. To amplify its accessibility, Arthouse will be open until 9 most nights (and until 11 p.m. on Wednesdays) and maintain its policy of free admission to exhibitions. (Some special programs will have ticket charges.)

Featured lunch menu: Beef Burgundy, wild rice with walnuts, sauteed squash with basil. Mixed field green salad, assorted rolls, and a feature dessert will be served as well. Chicken Caesar salad or a vegetarian plate option is also available. Lunch provided by

Speaker's Bio:

Stephen M. Jones, ArthousePrior to founding Jones Villalta Asset Management in 1999, Stephen was an investment professional at Rauscher Pierce Refsnes (now known as RBC Wealth Management) and Merrill Lynch. He has studied at Harvard University and earned an MBA from St. Edward’s University. He holds a BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.

In 1999, St. Edward’s recognized Stephen as the Distinguished MBA Alumnus. Stephen was also named a finalist for the Austin Under 40 Awards.

Stephen has been an adjunct faculty member at St. Edwards University and currently serves as a guest lecturer in the MBA program. He has served in leadership positions for a number of civic and non-profit organizations. He led the Arthouse capital campaign which was successfully completed in 2009.

Arthouse has won numerous national architectural awards and Arthouse has become an iconic destination in the center of downtown Austin.

In 2009, Stephen was elected of the board of directors of First National Bank, Albany, Texas, a national bank with approximately $400 million in assets and currently serves on the investment committee.

Stephen has been a contributing columnist for several publications and has made guest appearances on Bloomberg and Fox Business News. He is a member of the Investment Company Institute based in Washington, D.C.

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