Kelly Cruse Promoted to Executive Director

New Friends New Life is pleased to announce Kelly Cruse has been promoted to Executive Director. In this role, she will oversee all operations of New Friends New Life. Kelly has been an integral part of the organization’s development for the last several years serving as Advancement Officer. Under her tenure, New Friends New Life has experienced record-breaking growth, including events that have surpassed all fundraising goals and strategic initiatives that have moved our advocacy platforms to new heights. She has been a passionate advocate for trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and their children, testifying before the Texas legislature and consistently identifying new means to serve our clients and their families.
Kelly is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining New Friends New Life, she served as the Assistant Director of Development at The Family Place in Dallas and spent 14 years at Southwest Airlines in various departments, including marketing, governmental affairs and human resources.
Kelly’s vast experience in the nonprofit community partnered with her corporate expertise is an excellent combination to help usher New Friends New Life into a new era. Her leadership within our organization and community will ensure New Friends New Life continues to impact those who need the support and services we provide.