Thursday, May 1, 2014

TAMACC 2014 Women of Distinction Recipients

May 1, 2014
Austin, Texas
For Immediate Release
Pauline E. Anton
TAMACC Executive Director

TAMACC to Host Statewide Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon

12 Latinas from Across Texas to be Honored

AUSTIN, TEXAS:  May 1, 2014 - The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) will honor female business and community leaders at its third annual Women of Distinction Awards luncheon Friday, May 16, 2014 in Austin, Texas.


Twelve Latinas will be recognized for their professional accomplishments and community contributions. "TAMACC recognizes that Texas has one of the largest numbers of Hispanic women-owned businesses in the United States at approximately 140,000 and is continuing to grow," said Roland Barrera, TAMACC Board Chair. "But it is important to recognize the Latinas who are making great contributions in their professions and communities."


The 2014 Women of Distinction are:

  • Cecilia Castellano, President and CEO, Azteca Designs, Inc., San Antonio, Texas
  • Rosie Gonzalez Collin, Public Relations Executive, Citgo Refinery, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Margarita de Leon, Owner, Doña Tota Restaurants, Rio Grande Valley, Texas
  • Marie Diaz, President and CEO, Pursuit of Excellence, Inc., Dallas, Texas
  • Veronica Escobar, Judge, El Paso County, El Paso, Texas
  • Stephanie Hernandez, National Business Manager, National Latino Peace Officers' Association, Austin, Texas
  • Sally Hurt-Deitch, President and CEO, Sierra Providence East Medical Center, El Paso, Texas
  • Mercy Murguia, County Commissioner Precinct 2, Potter County, Amarillo, Texas
  • Adelita Figueroa-Muñoz, County Extension Agent - Family and Consumer Science, Texas A&M University Agri-Life Extension, Rio Grande Valley, Texas
  • Liliana Rambo, Parking Director, City of Houston - Department of Aviation, Houston, Texas
  • Evelina Solis, President and Founder, Sol2Soul, Austin, Texas
  • Patsy Torres, Ph.D., Owner and Director, Positive Force Tour, Inc., San Antonio, Texas

The Honorable Gisela D. Triana, Judge, 200th District Court in Travis County is the Mistress of Ceremonies.


The luncheon will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto Boulevard, Austin, Texas.  For more information on the honorees and tickets, please visit or telephone (512) 444-5727.


TAMACC is proud that Coca~Cola and Southwest Airlines are sponsoring the Women of Distinction Awards luncheon.


Tickets may be purchased at  For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Pauline E. Anton, TAMACC Executive Director, at (512) 444-5727 or
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Upcoming Opportunities Around Texas



The holiday of Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle of Puebla in 1862.  In celebrating this victory there will be Cinco de Mayo celebrations all over Texas.  This is a celebration of Mexican culture, food, music, and fun for the whole family.  Check your local listings for celebrations in your community.


The Chairman, Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Staff wish you and your family a wonderful, safe, and exciting weekend of enjoying the festivities and supporting your community.

TAMACC 2014 Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon
May 16, 2014 at Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, Texas

This is the third year that TAMACC recognizes women who are making monumental differences, not only in business but in all fields!  The award honors women who's achievements, exceptional capacity and business acumen make them outstanding in their field.


The recipients have been selected - watch for the Press Release for the 2014 TAMACC Women of Distinction!


If you have any questions, or interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Pauline E. Anton, Executive Director, at (512) 444-5727 or

Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce
(512) 444-5727


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