12 Latina Leaders from Across Texas to be Honored

— TAMACC to Host Statewide Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon —

BUDA, TX — May 19, 2021 — (NOTICIAS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) will honor twelve (12) outstanding leaders at the eighth annual Women of Distinction Awards luncheon Friday, June 17, 2022, at the Austin Southpark Hotel, 4140 Governor’s Row, Austin, Texas, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Hispanic women make enormous contributions to this state’s economic, political, and social landscape. To recognize these outstanding women, TAMACC instituted an 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 2022 Women of Distinction are:

Esmeralda Adame, CEO, Consulting Firm, LLC, Mission

Barbara Armendariz, General Manager, Subaru of El Paso, El Paso

Yvonne “Bonnie” Garcia, Founder/CEO, MarketVision, San Antonio

Carmen Gutierrez, Community Advocate, Del Rio

Myra Leo, Principal, Husch Blackwell Strategies, Austin

Crystal Martinez, Owner / Agent, State Farm Insurance, El Paso

Linda Medina-Lopez, Executive Director, Pflugerville Education Foundation, Round Rock

Merida May Mendoza, Owner / Agent, Mendoza Insurance and Financial Services Agency, Corpus Christi

Della Fay Perez, Attorney, Angels of Love, McAllen

Dr. Ana Rush, Executive Director of Academics and Accountability, Del Valle ISD, Del Valle

Kerlin Sabogal, Founder and Executive Director, The Courage to Bee, Inc., Spring

Alejandra de la Torre, Owner / Agent, State Farm Insurance Agency, Round Rock

“TAMACC, a 47-year-old organization has many significant accomplishments and milestones.  Our Women of Distinction award 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 honored to recognize and celebrate the outstanding successes and contributions that women make in our Hispanic communities, state, and nation,” said Pauline E. Anton, TAMACC President, and CEO. “We are honored to induct these women into TAMACC’s Women of Distinction. We look forward to the recipients sharing their stories; they are incredibly motivational.  These women are role models, and their stories inspire us all to do more.”

For additional information, event tickets, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit our website at www.TAMACC.org or telephone (512) 444-5727.


The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), founded in 1975, is a nonprofit 501 (c)(6) organization established to promote business leadership, create economic opportunities, and provide legislative advocacy for the Hispanic business community in Texas. TAMACC is an association with more than 15,000 members and advocates for over 800,000 Hispanic businesses in Texas.