Margo Dover -- Bio

Margo Dover, has been the executive director of Skillpoint Alliance since June 1996. Skillpoint builds partnerships among industry, education and the community leading to college and career success for Central Texans, while meeting employers’ needs for a qualified workforce. Dover’s greatest strength is her 100% belief that every life has meaning and that is imperative that everyone served by Skillpoint will realize their best potential. Prior to coming to Skillpoint she spent much of her career as an international business specialist. During the 1980s she lived in Spain and Argentina where she was a co-founder and marketing director for Columbus International College, an American Community College program created for foreign students hoping to continue their post-secondary educations in the United States... Upon her return from Argentina, Dover did international business consulting until she was hired as the Director of the Texas International Center for the Texas Department of Economic Development where she planned, implemented and managed programs, events and initiatives designed to increase trade activity between Texas businesses and foreign markets.

After leaving government service Dover became the Founder and CEO of Trade Catalyst, Inc., a firm that combined technology with strategic partnerships to offer qualified trade leads for small and medium-sized companies worldwide. As Austin’s economy shifted in 2000 Dover had the opportunity to move in a new direction and became the Vice President for Development for Meals on Wheels and More where she had sole responsibility for a $3.2 million capital campaign as well as the day-to-day fund raising for the organization. She has been a volunteer and/or board director for Austin Shelter Rescue, the Equestrian Aid Foundation "The Ride for Hope", Ninos Para Ninos/Kids for Kids and many other charitable organizations throughout the years.