Jessica Attas: Chief Executive Officer

Jessica Attas

Waco, TX — Jessica Attas has been named as Chief Executive Officer of Prosper Waco, an organization with an innovative approach to community work that consolidates and builds upon the efforts of existing nonprofits and community leaders.

Attas has been acting as Interim CEO of Prosper Waco since November 2022. She is the Principal and Managing Member of Attas Strategic Consulting, a firm she started earlier in 2022. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President of the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Austin-based state chamber of commerce, and as President of the TAB Foundation.

Attas is known to many in the Waco community from past volunteer and community leadership roles, including with the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, where she spent six years working with key stakeholders and public and private leaders as Vice-President of Public Policy, building the chamber’s comprehensive public policy and advocacy initiative. Additionally, Attas served three years as Executive Director of AVANCE Waco (now Inspiracion).

Prosper Waco’s vision is a Greater Waco in which all people and institutions work together for the common good. To do this, it uses the Collective Impact model, which brings together key leaders and organizations in the areas of education, health, and financial security. The strategy is to raise awareness among all members of the community, focus alignment of mutually reinforcing activities for more effective outcomes, and increase levels of engagement of individuals and organizations to bring about measurable and sustainable change in residents’ health, education, and financial security. This model has allowed Prosper Waco to play a leading role in convening community leaders to develop creative solutions and incubate innovative programs that address the root causes of community problems, lead to changes in societal conditions and improve the lives of individuals. For more information, visit