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Don Forse ’96

Alumni board member Don Forse '96
Director of Business Development


Don Forse is Director of Business Development at Tidal Basin, a national firm focused on assisting state and local jurisdictions with disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

Don has spent over two decades in the fields of communication, public policy and business development.  Prior to joining Tidal Basin in 2019, Don served as Director of Government Relations and Policy for Commissioner George P. Bush at the Texas General Land Office. 

Beginning in 1999 Don worked for 16 years in the Texas Legislature, working in both the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. He held various roles including Policy Advisor, Communications Director and Chief of Staff for multiple officeholders.

An avid outdoorsman, Don enjoys hunting, fishing and travelling with his wife and two children.

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