New Year. New Job. New Chapter.
Things have changed a lot since my last post in September. 2015 proved to be a trying year, personally and professionally, but it taught me a lot about myself and the kind of executive I want to lean in to be. I'm excited to announce that 2016 has brought on a career change. I joined the City of San Antonio's Government and Public Affairs Department as a Communications Strategist. It's been an exciting first couple of weeks. In fact, just this morning Mayor Taylor announced that USAA will be pledging $2.1 million to fight veteran homelessness.
This is the kind of news and work I love sharing. So proud of our city and its fine corporate citizens.
The other big news of the week? My best friend Maria asked me to be her maid of honor! Maria and I have served on various boards together, LOOP, the American Heart Association and Women in Transportation, but the best thing about her is that she's a true friend who unconditionally supports me. Her advice and care to listen have helped me through so many things this past year and I can't wait to stand by her side as she marries the love of her life!
My last two big events with KGBTexas were for two of my favorite clients, Annova LNG / Exelon and Walmart! Annova LNG donated $40,000 for ocelot research to Texas A&M Kingsville's Caesar Kleberg Wildcat Research Institute, their first ever corporate sponsorship. What an honor to have worked for a company that wants to better the RGV not just with great jobs, but with a commitment to the community too.
And for Walmart, we got up bright and early to showcase Black Friday specials in a special media open house at the Woodlawn/Bandera Supercenter.
And of course, one of the biggest highlights of the year was completing the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Latina Leadership Institute. It was inspiring, challenging and motivating to be surrounded by so many high powered, smart, driven women and I am honored to have been selected for the inaugural class.