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Jo Anne Christian

Jo Anne Christian

Prior to retirement, Jo Anne Christian was the Vice President and General Counsel for George Christian, Inc. She is also a leader in Austin’s arts community.

A highly respected lawyer, Christian worked at the Texas Supreme Court, as Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Information Agency in Washington, D.C., then in mediation, arbitration, and as a legislative consultant for the Texas Association of Defense Council.

Christian was central to the creation of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, and currently serves on its Board of Trustees. She is also immediate past chair and member of the board of the Austin Lyric Opera, and served as President of Austin Lyric Opera from 1991-1997, among numerous other contributions to Austin’s art world.

Christian also served on the University’s Commission of 125. She has six children and twelve grandchildren.