Stacy Hock is a philanthropist, public policy activist, and business owner. She serves as Chair of the Board of Texans for Education Opportunity, President of Texans First, and on the boards of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Aminex Therapeutics, theBlanton Museum of Art, and the African Dream Initiative. Ms. Hock is a gubernatorial appointee, serving as Vice Chair of the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessment and Accountability, serves on Lt. Governor Patrick’sEducation Advisory Council, and on TEA Commissioner Morath’s Philanthropic Council.
Previously, Ms. Hock served on the boards of City Harvest and The Bowery Mission in New York City. Also, Ms. Hock held senior management positions in the software industry, including running IBM’s WebSphere Software Services business for the Wall Street territory.
Ms. Hock received her B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from M.I.T., and her M.B.A. from theUniversity of Texas.
Stacy and her husband, Joel, have been married for fourteen years, have four boys, and reside in Austin, TX. Stacy is a 6th generation Texan.
January 16th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 9 mins
Stacy Hock is an Austin-born, MIT-trained computer scientist, serial leader of technology companies, and now advocate for educational choice in her home state of Texas. After reading Milton Friedman, Hock became committed to free-market solutions to difficult public problems--and the U.S. education system is the perfect target. Despite her skill and persuasion, achieving reform has proven impossible, at least so far.