Speaker Bio

Kerry  Getter

Kerry Getter

Chief Executive Officer, Balcones Resources, Inc.

<p>Kerry Getter is the CEO of Balcones Resources, headquartered in Austin, Texas with operating facilities in Austin, Dallas, and Little Rock. Balcones is engaged in the business of commercial and institutional recycling, residential recycling, document destruction and the manufacturing of alternative fuels.

Prior to starting Balcones in 1994, Kerry was a regional recycling manager for Waste Management and was employed by a family owned paper recycling business. He also served as a Director and CEO of a Texas bank holding company where he was responsible for establishing new bank charters. He was a Director and co-owner of Karolyi gymnastics when Mary Lou Retton won Olympic gold for the U.S. in 1984. 

Kerry has been a two time finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award and serves on the Advisory Board of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Kerry attended the University of Pennsylvania where he was an anthropology major and wanted to become Indiana Jones, before there was an Indiana Jones. He gave up that pursuit to become a pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization. According to NASA, many of his ill-fated pitches can still be tracked in orbit today.

He graduated from Texas Wesleyan University where he received a B.A. with a major in Political Science.</p>