Texas Aspires Names New Executive Director

Texas Aspires’ board of directors announced today that William Fullerton will be assuming the organization’s top staff position, effective April 9, 2018. Fullerton’s predecessor, Courtney Boswell MacDonald, stepped down earlier this year and agreed to help steer the organization as interim executive director during the search for her replacement.

“The board of directors would like to thank Courtney for tirelessly advocating for Texas students,” said Texas Aspires’ chairman Michael Williams. “Will’s wealth of experience will be a wonderful complement to the work we have begun together, and our team is confident he is the right leader to spearhead our efforts to build a stronger Texas.”

Fullerton most recently served as a political, public affairs, and business consultant with Texas Star Alliance. With more than a decade of experience, he specializes in strategic communications, lobbying, political strategy, and business development.

Prior to Fullerton’s time in the private sector, he served as the chief of staff at the Texas Education Agency and led the agency through multiple legislative sessions, focusing on strategic fiscal reviews of the agency’s multi-billion-dollar budget and managing a staff charged with regulating over 1,200 public school districts serving more than 5.2 million students.

“I am excited to join the Texas Aspires team,” said Fullerton. “Every child deserves access to a high-quality public education focused on helping them reach their full potential.  Texas’ diverse population demands student-first education policy.  We must empower parents, teachers, and local communities to make meaningful improvements in the classroom.

“In this new capacity, I am eager to continue to fight for all children, their futures, and the future of our great state.”


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