Camp Fire First Texas has named Ryan Barrera chief advancement officer (CAO), a newly-created role. Camp Fire is a 109-year-old Fort Worth based nonprofit organization providing out-of-school time and outdoor learning programs for children and youth while also offering workforce development programs for the educators who care for them.

In this senior-level role, Barrera will lead a high-performance team of development, marketing, and volunteer management professionals and oversee fund development activities, community engagement, marketing, and volunteer management. He brings a passion for providing excellent stakeholder experience and building stronger teams.

As CAO, it is important for Barrera to build and lead a diverse, dynamic team to ensure not only that the day-to-day activities run smoothly, but steward relationships with the philanthropic community of Tarrant County, and current and prospective donors to support the mission and strategic goals.

Prior to joining Camp Fire, Barrera was director of development and community relations for The Salvation Army of North Texas. He has previously held development positions with Canine Companions for Independence, Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, and Texas Health Resources Foundation.

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