The Texas Charter Schools Association’s (TCSA) Interim CEO Chuck Cook tapped former association staffer Amanda List to serve as Interim Vice President of Government and Public Affairs.

Amanda is a principal of AList Consulting and served as TCSA’s first director of advocacy. As one of the earliest hires for the association, she helped recruit new members during the organization’s formation. Amanda has extensive state government affairs and public charter school experience including strong ties to the Texas Capitol and the Texas Education Agency. She will work with the TCSA Advocacy Team and the elected member advocacy committee as the association prepares for the next state legislative session in 2019.

“It’s great to be back at TCSA during the transition to new leadership. I look forward to working with member schools to ensure our grassroots network continues to grow. Public charter schools had a great legislative successes this year and now we must defend our gains and do the work to prepare for what is next on the horizon,” she said.

“Amanda has longstanding relationships with member schools and a great working knowledge of the legislative process and the players. She’s a natural fit for the interim post,” Chuck Cook said. Veronica Garcia left the senior advocacy post at the conclusion of the special session in August. The new CEO will hire a permanent vice president in 2018.