Nichole Gurney joined the Texas Public Policy Foundation team in 2017. She is responsible for donor relations in the Houston area as well as expanding national partnerships.

Previously, Nichole lived in New York City serving as a Development Manager at the Goldwater Institute covering major gifts in the Northeast and Midwest, and prior to that, she worked as a Development Officer with the Manhattan Institute, where she led fundraising efforts for their Adam Smith Society (a national chapter-based association of young thought leaders) and spearheaded the addition of two new chapters in Houston. Nichole began her career in finance working in marketing and investor relations roles at a hedge fund and private equity firm.

Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Nichole earned a dual-major bachelor’s degree in Finance and Psychology from Arizona State University. Nichole and her husband live in Houston.