As Senior Vice President of Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations, Knox Kimberly has the privilege of showcasing Upbring's commitment to generational innovation on the public stage by collaborating directly with changemakers and public officials.
Knox also is in charge of Upbring's community programs, Neighborhood House and Health for Friends Clinic, and LSS Disaster Response. In 2014, Knox joined Upbring and has since cultivated a strong suite of advocacy partnerships unique among Texas service providers. Knox has also successfully positioned Upbring as a trusted policy voice during the 2015, 2017 and 2019 (86th Legislative Report) sessions of the Texas Legislature. With Knox at the helm of this effort, Texas has benefited from smart policies that have advanced by more than $1 billion in targeted investment.
Prior to coming to Upbring, Knox built a distinguished career in law, advocacy and public service that included a stint as a Senior Staff Member for John McCain. After embracing a servant leadership philosophy, Knox was drawn to Upbring because of the vast work it was doing in multiple communities across Texas. In addition to his important work at Upbring, he also serves as Chair of the Steering Committee for the Texas Child Protection Roundtable, a member of the Board of Directors for Texans Care for Children, a member of the Advocacy Task Force for Lutheran Services in America and a member of the Texas Supreme Court Permanent Commission on Children, Youth and Families Collaborative Council.
Knox earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Arizona State University, Juris Doctorate and Master of Arts in Economics degrees from UCLA, and a post-graduate law degree from the University of Exeter, England. He and his wife, Debbie live in Austin and have two adult children, Thomas and Megan. Outside of the office, Knox and Debbie enjoy sharing their passion for international travel, politics, sports, and wine.