Andrea Sparks, a veteran children’s rights advocate, has been named director of government relations for the non-profit organization Buckner International. Sparks comes to Buckner from the office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, where she led the governor’s team on child sex trafficking for 5½ years. In her new role at Buckner, Sparks will work with stakeholders to improve public policies and investments to protect children, strengthen families and serve seniors.
“Andrea Sparks has an impressive record fighting to protect the children of Texas, and we are thrilled to have her join the Buckner team,” said Buckner International President and CEO Albert Reyes. “Andrea’s guidance and leadership will help us work with our elected officials to transform the lives of our most vulnerable people.”