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TAMACC Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon

TAMACC Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon

13 Latinas from Across Texas Were Honored

PEA-SAMThe Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) honored 13 outstanding Latina business and community leaders at the fifth annual Women of Distinction Awards luncheon Friday, May 13, 2016 at theAustin Club, 110 East 9th Street, Austin, Texas from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

“I know I speak for all our Chamber and business members in congratulating this year’s Women of Distinction award recipients,” said TAMACC Chairman of the Board Sam Guzman. “Year after year we are proud and honored to recognize and celebrate the outstanding successes and contributions that Hispanic women make to our communities, state, and indeed our nation.”

The 2016 Women of Distinction Award Recipients are:

Aliana Apodaca, President, Positive Directions Co., El Paso

Rosemary H. Banda, Community Volunteer, Austin

Barbara Ann Canales, Secretary, Port of Corpus Christi Authority Commission, Corpus Christi

Judith A. Canales, State Executive Director, United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, College Station

Catalina E. Garcia, M.D., President, Dallas Anesthesiology Group, Dallas

Virginia “Viky” Garcia, Community Volunteer, Laredo

Dr. Eva Garza-Nyer, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Texas College Advisor, Austin

Genoveva G. Gomez, Vice President of Engineering and Construction, San Antonio Water System, San Antonio

Alida Y. Helgerman, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Border Federal Credit Union, Del Rio

Helen Soto Knaggs, Office Manager, Texas Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., Austin

Cristina Rivera, Chief Executive Officer, Rio Grande Regional Hospital, McAllen

Honorable Alice Rodriguez, Councilwoman, City of Waco, Waco

Major General Angela “Angie” Salinas, United States Marine Corps (Retired), Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, San Antonio

Congratulations to these outstanding Latinas who contribute so much to our community are role models for all of us to follow.

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