Tammy Richards, new CEO at Volunteer Center of North Texas
The Volunteer Center of North Texas announced Monday that Tammy Richards has been named CEO of the Dallas-based organization. Richards replaces Julie Thomas is stepping down from her day-to-day responsibilities as CEO. However, she will continue to cultivate major gifts to VCNT., but will continue to work obtaining major gifts for the organization.
The Volunteer Center of North Texas (VCNT), founded in 1971, recruits volunteers, including individuals, corporations and civic and faith-based groups, to serve nonprofits and their clients throughout the North Texas area. Though based in Dallas, the organization has an office in Fort Worth.
Before moving into the education and nonprofit sectors, Richards worked at Texas Instruments (TI) for more than 20 years, including serving as vice president of marketing for the Education Technology division. Most recently, she was CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star. Richards also has experience in nonprofit boards, including the Plano Independent School District, Head Start of Greater Dallas and the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Richards is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. “We are thrilled to have Tammy join the Volunteer Center of North Texas and help us further advance our goal of connecting more volunteers with volunteer opportunities,” said VCNT Board Chairman Cheryl Alston.