Austin, TX—Friends of Texas Public Schools is pleased to announce that Stacey Ford Osborne has been selected as the organization’s first full-time Executive Director. Ms. Osborne, who is the CEO and Principal at the Economic Vitality Corporation, will replace Amber Fulton, who served as the part-time director for five years prior to Ms. Osborne’s hiring.
Scott Milder, Co-Founder of FOTPS, said that Ms. Osborne will help expand the organization’s mission and provide leadership as the organization enters the next phase of its development. “Amber Fulton did a great job of creating a solid foundation for our organization, and we are excited to move forward with Stacey as our first full-time executive director. One of the many things we found intriguing about her is her background in economic development, which is something we plan to capitalize on with our organization. She brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to the table, and I know that she will help us broaden and deepen our reach across Texas in the years ahead.”
Ms. Osborne is the Principal and CEO of the Economic Vitality Corporation, LLC, a consulting firm focused on business development and marketing communications with a particular focus on non-profit, educational, and government agencies. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Central East Texas Alliance, an organization she co-founded in 2014. Ms. Osborne has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University and a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso.