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Stanford now leads AISD communications

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Jason Stanford has joined the Austin Independent School District as chief of communications and community engagement. Stanford, you may recall, was Mayor Steve Adler’s communications director from November 2015 to May 2018. From there he joined the PR firm Hill Knowlton Strategies, where he has worked for the past three years. He is also the co-author, with Bryan Burrough and Chris Tomlinson, of Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth, which is scheduled for publication in June. The book “provocatively explains the true story of the battle against the backdrop of Texas’ struggle for independence, then shows how the sausage of myth got made in the Jim Crow South of the late 19th and early 20th century,” according to publisher Penguin Random House.

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