Guided by his passion for public service, Austin has served in several roles that ignite this passion. Before his tenure with Compass, he worked for the U.S. Senate, where he developed a diverse policy portfolio encompassing healthcare, substance use disorder, and education. After leaving the U.S. Senate, Austin would return to his home state of West Virginia, where he served as a Judith A. Herndon Fellow at the West Virginia State Legislature. In this role, Austin was responsible for aligning policy objectives among members of the House of Delegates as well as researching and drafting legislation. Austin would go on to graduate with his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Marshall University. He anticipates earning his Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University in the Fall of 2021.
Austin is the newest member of the Compass project team and serves as Compass Program Manager. In this role, Austin oversees the day-to-day operations of the program. Likewise, he works alongside the Advisory Board to ensure the project meets its long-term, strategic goals.
Austin is eager to work with first responders in building a tailored program, designed to improve their health, humanity, and performance.