Austin, TX – May 27, 2022 – Upbring, a Texas-based nonprofit focused on generational innovation in the child welfare space,has announced the appointment of Amy Bruno as Upbring Vice President of Advocacy, effective May 23. As a key member of Upbring’s Leadership Team, Amy will promote Upbring’s mission and goals by maintaining strong relationships with elected officials, stakeholders and state agencies. She serves as a resource to educate members of the legislature about vital issues involving child welfare in Texas and as an advocate, garnering support for our forward-thinking legislative policies.
“I am delighted to welcome Amy to Upbring,” said Murray Chanow, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs. “Having spent more than 15 years steeped in Texas policymaking, Amy’s extensive experience will help her impact policy changes that will strengthen our programs and positively affect the communities that we serve.”
Before joining Upbring, she served as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for several State Representatives, helping to pass legislative agendas and serving as a primary point of contact with committees, constituents, lobbyists and state agencies. Prior to that, Amy worked for a governmental affairs consultancy and on several state election campaigns. At the national level, she has worked for a U.S. Senator and served in multiple roles on a presidential campaign. She is proud to apply this career experience to advocate for Upbring’s mission of breaking the cycle of child abuse in Texas.
Amy earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Russian from The Ohio State University and studied as a fellow with OSU’s John Glenn Institute for Public Service and Public Policy in Washington, D.C.
The 2022 Upbring Leadership Team consists of three Chief Officers and seven Executives. To view Leadership biographies—including previous roles and experience, as well as current job descriptions and headshots—visit Upbring.org.
Abuse insults our humanity, and it is our mission to break that cycle. With more than 1,000 employees who serve in one of our 80 locations across Texas, Upbring is a leading nonprofit child wellbeing organization in the state. Foster care and education are at the forefront of our work, joined by other vital mission-oriented programs under the same mission: to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. With our partners, we deliver services that produce measurable progress toward five key markers of every child’s wellbeing: safety, life skills, education, health and vocation.