SAMFA's President and CEO named to Texans for the Arts Board

Freeman became the CEO/President after Howard Taylor retired at the end of 2022

SAMFA's President and CEO named to Texans for the Arts Board
Courtesy: SAMFA

On Friday, Texans for the Arts, a non-partisan statewide arts advocacy organization, announced the addition of San Angelo's Alex Freeman to its board. With a mission to champion an unwavering public commitment to the arts, TFA remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting policies and developing resources for the arts and culture industries. As the organization continues to grow, Freeman brings a wealth of expertise and passion to further enrich the arts landscape in San Angelo and the Concho Valley.

“Alex Freeman’s commitment to our mission, coupled with their various areas of expertise will most certainly strengthen our collective voice and advocacy efforts in the years ahead." -Christopher Kiley, Associate Director of Texans for the Arts
“As a seasoned museum professional and digital strategist, I am passionate about enriching the arts and cultural heritage of Texas, especially West Texas. Joining Texans for the Arts' board allows me to amplify my efforts and advocate even more effectively for the arts in San Angelo and the Concho Valley Region," said Alex Freeman.

Freeman embodies a deep commitment to enriching the arts and cultural heritage of Texas. Through their dedication and experience, they are poised to play a pivotal role in driving Texans for the Arts mission forward.

“One of the most critical roles in organizational health and strength is that of Board service. This year's slate of Directors joining our current Board possess a collective passion for the arts matched with a determination to ensure our field has the vital resources we need to continue to thrive. We are thrilled that they have chosen to invest their time and energy with us. Welcome aboard!”

-Ann S. Graham, Executive Director of Texans for the Arts

Alex is the President and CEO of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. He is a digital strategist with a strong background in technology research, educational content development, and membership engagement in the cultural community. He has worked with museums in curatorial and educational roles for over 15 years and has 10 years of comprehensive knowledge of education innovation in the museum, library, post-secondary, and k-12 sectors. His previous experience includes positions at the Texas Association of Museums, the market research firm Tambellini Group, the New Media Consortium technology think tank and Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, and Artpace artist residency program San Antonio. He holds a MA in Art Education from the University of Texas at Austin and a Portfolio Certificate in Non-profit Management from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and a BFA from the University of Florida.

Texans for the Arts remains committed to fostering deeper connections between the arts community and elected officials. As the organization celebrates its new board members, it looks to the future with optimism, embracing the transformative power of advocacy to shape a more vibrant and culturally enriched Texas.