Read Fort Worth Welcomes Two New Executive Council Members
Read Fort Worth is pleased to announce the addition of Susan Alanis and Chelsea Griffith to our Executive Council. Both women bring years of experience and leadership as we work to ensure all students read on grade level by third grade to equip them on the path to success in school and life.
Susan Alanis | Chief Operating Officer, Tarrant County College District
Susan Alanis is the Chief Operating Officer for Tarrant County College District. She is responsible for the operations that support the academic goals of the College including Finance, Technology, Real Estate and Facilities, Police, Safety and Emergency Management, and Business Services.
Formerly, she served as an Assistant City Manager with the City of Fort Worth until 2019. Her significant policy areas included gas drilling, transportation planning and funding, labor negotiations, healthcare strategy, pension reform, tourism, convention facility financing, park system development and economic development.
She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, awarded in 1997. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas State University, awarded in 1992. Susan completed the Harvard Kennedy School Program for State and Local Executives in July 2013. She lives in Fort Worth with her husband and has two grown children.
Chelsea Griffith | Chief of Staff, City of Fort Worth
Chelsea Griffith serves as the Chief of Staff to Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and City Council. Prior to this, she held the role of Deputy Chief of Staff and Aide to the Mayor.
In her current position, Chelsea provides leadership and counsel on matters of policy and communications and manages the Mayor’s strategic initiatives related to education, housing, homelessness, economic development, mobility, and public health. Chelsea is actively working toward improving the civic health of Fort Worth and serves on the Board of Directors for Alliance for Children and the Tarrant Transit Alliance.
Her previous experience includes working in public relations for the Fort Worth Zoo during the Wilder Vision Campaign and serving as an aide to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and the Senate Commerce Committee in Washington, D.C. A lifelong Longhorn, Chelsea received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas.