Sandie Taylor is the Director of Special Projects and leads a variety of operations and organizational development projects to support TfG's growth. Sandie joined TfG in 2013 and initially served as the Director of Communications and Operations, overseeing multiple functions of the organization during TfG’s start-up years.
From 2016-2022, Sandie was Chief Operating Officer, overseeing financial and risk management, operations, human resources, and grant writing and reporting. In this role, she also supported the CEO/Executive Director with strategy, fundraising, and coordinating with TfG’s governance bodies – the Board of Directors and Leadership Council.
Previously, Sandie worked in corporate marketing and communications with Conservation International’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, managing cause marketing activities and partnership communications with companies including Starbucks, the Walt Disney Company and Hewlett-Packard. She also held positions as a marketing manager and alumni magazine editor at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Sandie has held several volunteer positions, including as a board member and treasurer, for Latinitas, a nonprofit empowering young Latinas using media and technology. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University, where she was a Forté Foundation Fellow, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in women and gender studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
She lives in Austin, Texas, and enjoys swimming, hiking, and discovering new playgrounds with her husband and two little ones.