Jason Andrew Stanford


Jason Stanford BA ’92 writes: “We moved to Dallas so I could take a job as special assistant to the superintendent of schools in the Dallas Independent School District and we were lucky enough for our sons to visit at the same time so we could all go to the George W. Bush Presidential Center together.”


Jason Stanford BA ’92 coauthored Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth with Bryan Burrough and Chris Tomlinson. It was published on June 8, 2021, by Penguin Random House and ranked No. 10 on the combined hardcover and e-book New York Times Best Seller list a month later. In April, Stanford became chief of communications and community engagement for the Austin Independent School District. One of the perks of the job was getting to hand his youngest son a diploma at his graduation ceremony in May.


Jason Stanford BA ’92 has launched The Stanford Newsletter Experiment. You can read it at jasonstanford.substack.com.


Jason Stanford BA ’92 was named “Best Man Behind the Curtain” by Austin Monthly magazine for his time working for the mayor. From the article: “In political PR, playing it safe is often the law of the land. But Mayor Steve Adler’s communications director Jason Stanford was able to bring edge and wit to his boss’ public face, the byproduct of which helped raise the profile of the city. Stanford recently left the position, but he leaves behind a trail of snarky tweets and correspondence that will live on in municipal government lore.”


Jason Stanford BA ’92, after two and a half years as communications director for Austin Mayor Steve Adler, is starting work for Hill+Knowlton Strategies in the firm’s Austin headquarters.


Jason Stanford BA ’92, who works as communications director in the office of the mayor of Austin, Texas, got his first byline in Texas Monthly magazine. The article, “Bad Girls Get Old,” is about the life and career of Texan writer and singer Jo Carol Pierce.