Thursday, March 7, 2019

Women of Distinction Recipients Announced

BUDA, TEXAS — The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) will honor twelve (12) outstanding leaders at the seventh annual Women of Distinction Awards luncheon Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, 4140 Governor’s Row, Austin, Texas from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Hispanic women make enormous contributions in this country’s economic, political, leadership and social landscape. To recognize some of the outstanding women, TAMACC established the annual Women of Distinction Awards. Recipients of this prestigious award come from all over Texas and are nominated from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and disciplines. Each year a Selection Committee of Latina peers and previous recipients review the applications and select 12 women to be recognized as Women of Distinction.
The 2019 Women of Distinction are:
Minerva Abrego-Sanchez, Associate, Andrade-Van de Putte & Associates, San Antonio
Mary Lupe Arana, Vice President of Operations, GFP Group, LLC, Corpus Christi
Dr. Barbara Baggerly-Hinojosa, Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Empowerment Group, Mercedes
Estela Casas, News Anchor, KVIA TV, El Paso
Honorable Dori Contreras, Chief Justice, 13th Court of Appeals of Texas, Edinburg and Corpus Christi
Dr. Diane N. De Hoyos, Assistant Vice President for Purchasing and General Services, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso
Lizette Diaz, Founder and Publisher, Solo Mujeres Magazine, Houston
Taina Maya, Morning News Anchor, KWTX News 10, Lorena
Sheila Morataya, Founder and President, Sheila Morataya Enterprises, Round Rock
Monica Moreno, President, The Job Connection, Inc., El Paso
Jessica Robledo, Chief of Police, City of Pflugerville, Pflugerville
Honorable Gisela D. Triana, Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals of Texas, Austin
“TAMACC as a 43-year-old organization has many very significant accomplishments and milestones. Our ‘Women of Distinction’ program and the recognition of very accomplished women is one of the most notable. The recipients this year and of past years are truly an inspiration,” said Samuel Guzman, TAMACC Chairman.
“Year after year we are proud and honored to recognize and celebrate the outstanding successes and contributions of endurance, excellence and tenacity that women make to our Hispanic communities, state and nation,” said Pauline E. Anton TAMACC President and CEO. “We look forward to inducting these women into the TAMACC Women of Distinction. We are grateful for the recipients to share their stories; it is incredibly motivational and inspirational. It is the encouragement for us all to do more.”
For additional information, event tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please visit our web site at or telephone (512) 444-5727.
The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) is a nonprofit 501 (c)(6) organization created to promote business leadership, economic opportunities and provide legislative advocacy for the Hispanic business community in Texas. TAMACC was founded in 1975 to encourage opportunities in commerce and to organize local programs to improve the economic condition of the Hispanic population. TAMACC is an association with more than 15,000 members and advocates for over 700,000 Hispanic businesses in Texas.

Media Contact:
Pauline E. Anton, President and CEO
(512) 444-5727