Leteshia Lowe – Recording Secretary

Leteshia Lowe is a Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) at IBM, where she is responsible for testing of the IBM FlashSystem product family, an all-flash enterprise storage platform. She has over 20 years of experience in hardware and firmware test focused on storage solutions, data backup and more recently Flash memory.  As a technical test…

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Vannia Mendoza – Treasurer

Vannia Mendoza was born in Clodine, Texas. She is the only daughter of immigrant parents and a first-generation college graduate. Vannia was recently elected as VP Education for On the Fly Toastmasters Club. She is currently enrolled at Houston Christian University, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in data analytics with an emphasis in AI. She…

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Marie Laplante – Membership Director

Marie P. Laplante is a chemical engineer with over 30 years of experience working in operations, process design, technical sales, and project management. She currently works at Collins Aerospace as a Principal Project Engineer where she manages the Materials & Process and Specialty Engineering groups developing the next generation ISS space suit. She also provides…

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Ann Green Terrell – Policy Director

Ann Terrell, I am a well-regarded leader and problem solver who has worked to support transformations in corporate, civic and non-profit organizations. My vision for life is, in part, to positively influence both the people and the processes that impact my daily life.  I believe that I thrive by being an active part of my…

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Yvette Valdenegro – Programs Director

Your life choices have led you to where you are today. Some options have been beneficial, be we often make choices that others want most. We felt the pressure society states we must adhere to, but only some have stated true to themselves. We wind up looking back, saddened at seemingly the lost years, wondering…

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Kristie Ondracek – Vice President

Kristie is a connector of people. She enjoys bringing like-minded individuals together and increasing the virtual rolodexes of each person she meets. In her current role as CFO/COO at TXCPA Houston, she has been given the opportunity to bring CPAs and other professionals together and build lasting relationships. While Kristie enjoys connecting people with one…

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Michelle Moreno – President

Michelle Moreno has been an independent agent for the last 8 years in the financial service and insurance field. Michelle is passionate about educating families and businesses about finances; she provides clients the knowledge, support, guidance, and confidence to a successful and predictable financial future. She would be happy to share her campaign of no…

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Nayab Contractor – President Elect

Nayab Contractor is experienced in venture capital, focused on ESG, AgTech, Decarbonization, FinTech and E-commerce. She consults with startups for fundraising, business strategy, and go-to-market strategy. As an entrepreneur, she founded Bohra Pantry, a brand of spices for Bohra cuisine in the USA. Also, co-founded Indian Food Trail, a food-tech platform that provided micro-entrepreneurship opportunities…

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Anita Long – Programs Director

Anita Long Is a documentary filmmaker, publicist, and digital media marketing consultant. She has an extensive background in project management, film production, and fund development for the business and non-profit sectors. Founder of Long Films Studio and the Ink Spots Museum, and former president of Women in Film and Television Houston; as a film director/producer,…

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Kim McCully – Website and Technology Advisor

Kim McCully, a WordPress & Online Specialist with Resolve Web Studio, supports small business owners, offering assistance with websites and online strategies. She does this through website audits, VIP days, Done-for-You website and email marketing projects that help clients develop a clear online strategy. Kim helps business owners create an online presence to attract potential…

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