Jane Richards to lead GCEF as Executive Director

Jane Richards, GCEF Executive Director

The Grapevine Colleyville ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors has approved Jane Richards to lead the foundation as its new executive director effective May 3.

Richards is taking the helm from Sue Franks, who is retiring after 3 years as executive director and decades of support and service to the education foundation. Richards worked in the Grapevine community and shares a love for the GCISD school district and community.

Richards most recently served as the sales director for Club Corp. She previously held the role of director of sales and marketing at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine. Richards has an extensive background in sales, marketing, network development and account management.

“We are excited Jane is joining the GCISD Education Foundation, as executive director. She is a charismatic leader with strong community relationships in Grapevine and Colleyville. We look for her to be instrumental in carrying out the mission and vision of the foundation,” said Dee Dee Brooks, GCISD education foundation chair.

Richards earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Southeast Missouri State University. She was the president and board chair of the Dallas Executives Association and a former member of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.