Author Archives: Francesca

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Francesca Rolando, Executive Director

Category : Leadership

 15135889_1152419011508073_4163938319626557300_nFrancesca brings extensive managerial experience from the nonprofit sector, most recently as Executive Director for Candlelight Ranch, a nonprofit organization based in Austin serving special needs and at-risk youth.  Prior to Candlelight Ranch, she was Director of the American Field Service (AFS) Central Texas Region, overseeing all program activities across San Antonio and Austin.  Other previous experience includes serving as Volunteer Director for Ride On Center for Kids and as Account Executive/North American Sales Development for Sauro, Inc.

Francesca has more than 10 years of experience in volunteer recruitment, training and management, as well as a record of accomplishment in program management, board development, community engagement, financial planning and fundraising.  She has a BA in International Studies from Methodist College in Fayetteville, North Carolina and a Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.


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Harold E. Strong, JR, Vice President

Category : Leadership

Harold is results-oriented senior professional with over 20 years of public and private leadership experience managing close to $500 million in conventional and non-taxable Real Estate finance.  He is highly adept at creating collaborative innovative partnerships successfully contributing to technology and innovative based economic development. Harold is the President and CEO of bionorthTX where he facilitates the development of a functional ecosystem that allows for the growth and success of life science companies in North Texas. His strong desire to improve people’s life  is reflected in his affiliations with several community advancement projects such as: CodeStream Studios, LLC ; Inovatx Consulting, LLC ; Persistence Development Foundation; Association of University Research Parks; Texas Emerging Technology Fund ;Denton Tax Increment Finance Board ;North Texas Angel Network ;Research Valley Partnership, Inc. ;Brazos Valley United Way ; College Station Planning and Zoning Commission ; College Station Medical Center Board of Directors.

 


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Rebecca Wilson, Vice President

Category : Leadership

Rebecca is the founder and chief content strategist for Corner Booth Creative , LLC. She is an unabashed question-asker, information architecture evangelist, geek-level researcher, possibility see-er, and dot connector. She finds the right footings from which to build a story and connects it to the right audience. She’s also mildly obsessed with stickers, skiing, funky shoes, and letterpress cards.  She is an energetic community leader who has used her creativity to help several nonprofits including The Junior League of Collin County and the North Texas performing Arts.


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