Music is one of the original forms of storytelling
ECPR Texas x Connectors is a playlist series on Spotify where Texas business leaders, dignitaries, community advocates and our staff amplify their story through curated playlists.
As connectors at ECPR Texas, our mission is to thread the work of our clients and its leaders to showcase the difference they are making in Texas.
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“This playlist reflects who I am today along with some of how I got here. That includes things I love to do with my family, my love for Austin FC and all the friends I’ve made through the soccer community, this city that has given me so much opportunity and a few songs that get me going almost any time of day and no matter how I’m feeling. When I’m having a bad day or feeling stressed out, I’ll turn these up in the car and my attitude will completely change.” – Jeremiah Bentley, Vice President, Marketing & Community Affairs at Texas Mutal Insurance
“This playlist represents my life as a public servant and first responder, reflecting the highs and lows of a 25-year career, experiences of loss and striking resilience, and honoring my Mexican heritage passed down by my mom and great grandmother, my love for my wife and family, always with a focus on optimism & never giving up.” – Nick Perkins, Fire Chief for Travis County ESD No. 2
“A few of these songs represent firsts – first record, concert, Broadway musical and first time owning a company. Most of them bring back memories of singing, dancing and being with my favorite people, from my grandparents to my brother, best friends, my kids and my fiancé. Music has been a part of many of the happiest moments of my life, and I’m sure it will be for many more.“
– Kristin Marcum, Owner and Chief Executive Officer at ECPR Texas
“This playlist is a sopita from my grandmother’s kitchen, a hug from my mother, and my hopes for my children and their generation. It’s dedicated to the team at Todos Juntos, which is shaping the future of our comunidad, and to the families of Todos Juntos who dream of a brighter future.” – Christina Collazo, Founder & Executive Director at Todos Juntos
“This playlist is a dedication to my community, to queer people, and an ode to being unapologetically yourself in every space! From soulful old school vibes to unique Selena vibras to HTown Baddie energy, as you listen to this playlist, I hope you find inspiration to explore your soul expression and step into the wholeness of who you are.” – Judge Denise Hernández, Travis County Court at Law #6
“This playlist isn’t just music; it’s my life’s journey. Each note and lyric connects me to my past, present, and future, echoing the values instilled by my family and the deep roots shaping my identity. With every play, I honor my heritage, keeping the flame of my Austin story alive to inspire future generations.” – John Mathew “JMAT” Bernal, Director of Digital Media at ECPR Texas
“This playlist highlights my core beliefs while paying homage to my roots and heritage. For these ten songs, I wanted to prioritize community, girl power, justice, latinidad, and Austin. From country, to cumbias, to hip-hop, this playlist tells my story.” – Councilwoman Vanessa Fuentes, City of Austin Prescient #2