Chad Auler is a lifelong resident of Austin and sixth generation Texan. Chad has deep roots in the Texas alcoholic beverage industry. After graduating from the University of Texas in 1992, he joined the family business at Fall Creek Vineyards. After receiving an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at UT, Chad co-founded Deep Eddy Vodka, which was acquired by Heaven Hill Brands in 2015. Chad also has business interests in oil and gas, real estate, commercial ranching operations and private equity. He is currently the President of C. Auler Holdings LP. Chad and his family own and operate Fall Creek Ranch in Llano County and Rancho Aparejo in Presidio County. Chad has served on numerous boards and currently serves on the McCombs School of Business Alumni Board, the University of Texas Development Board and the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee. He is also President of West Austin Youth Association, a privately funded organization that provides recreational opportunities for over 5000 kids in Austin. Chad is an avid golfer and outdoorsman, and he and his wife, Stacy, have a daughter and a son.