Dave Stump, Pierpont Communications VP for Business Development, joins Girlstart Board of Directors


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Dave Stump, Pierpont Communications VP for Business Development, joins Girlstart Board of Directors

Girlstart is pleased to announce that Dave Stump, the Vice President of Business Development for Pierpont Communications (based in Houston, with offices in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio), has joined the Girlstart Board of Directors.

Stump is the first Girlstart board member outside of the Central Texas region, and his election to the board reflects both the expansion of Girlstart programs and the increasing importance of its programming in the Houston area.

“We’re thrilled to have Dave as a member of our Board of Directors,” said Tamara Hudgins, executive director of Girlstart. “Dave is an energetic and active participant in Houston’s business community, and he is fully committed to our vision of inspiring girls toward STEM degrees and STEM careers. We look forward to Dave helping us inspire more girls in Houston, throughout Texas, and beyond in the years to come.”

“I’m excited to be joining the Girlstart Board of Directors,” Stump said. “I’d like to see more girls develop the interest in STEM education that my two daughters have developed, and I look forward to working with an impactful organization to help girls across this great city and state become inspired to learn.”

Stump joins an active board that has been instrumental in sustaining Girlstart’s award-winning, nationally-scalable STEM education programs for girls, lauded by the likes of the Afterschool Alliance, Change the Equation, SXSW Interactive, and most recently, the Atlantic Media/Allstate Renewal Awards.

Stump is also the Past President of Ballet Theatre Houston, a current board member of the TKB Foundation and the Spring Cypress Presbyterian Church, and the past chair of multiple committees at the Greater Houston Partnership, including Business Development, CEO Roundtables, and Leadership Roundtable, as well as participation on its Membership Services Advisory Committee.


Girlstart, founded in Austin in 1997, is the only community-based informal STEM education nonprofit in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping girls in STEM, through year-round programming that promotes girls’ early engagement and academic success in STEM, encourages girls’ aspirations and persistence in STEM education and careers, and incubates a talented and diverse STEM workforce. Its innovative, nationally-recognized programs include after-school and summer camps for students, professional development for teachers, and community and online STEM education outreach programs. Girlstart cultivates a culture where risk is rewarded, curiosity is encouraged, and creativity is expected. As a result, Girlstart girls are connected, brave, and resilient. Girlstart makes girls more successful, and inspires them to take on the world’s greatest challenges.