Lance Ortiz is the Director of Development for Teach For America – Fort Worth. Prior to Teach For America, Lance served as the Executive Director of Development for the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Associate Director of Development for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. Lance holds a B.S. in Speech Communications from West Texas A&M University and was a high school speech teacher in Amarillo, Texas prior his 16 years as a professional fundraiser. Lance and his wife Brandy have called Fort Worth home for just over two years.