Huandong ‘Mary’ Faris – EF Chair

Huandong “Mary” Faris, CPA, MBA Mary Faris is a Texas CPA with over 20 years of experience in financial management, business leadership, and corporate strategy in a variety of industries. Mary has an MBA in Management, a BBA in Accounting and an Associate Degree in International Business. Mary is the Chief Financial Officer for Grocery…

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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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Colene Blankinship – Treasurer

Colene Blankinship, CPA, CGMA began her career as a paraprofessional with a small CPA firm In Houston, TX and then later joined a small firm in Humble Texas. In March 1988 she received her CPA license while working for the firm in Humble. In July 1992 she moved to industry working for an oil and…

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Jennifer McGuire – Special Events Director

Jennifer McGuire received her Bachelor of Science degree, in Political Science, with a Minor in Accounting, from Texas A&M University. She began her career as a Financial Consultant with Decker & Associates, working with oil and gas companies to promote their retirement benefits to prospective hires. Her specialty was going to colleges around the country…

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Jill Almaguer – EF Vice Chair

A certified Project Management Professional for over a decade, Jill Almaguer is currently a Sr. Project Manager for the Information Systems Division at Memorial Hermann Health System where she leads the implementation of multi-million dollar clinical application projects. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas. As a Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice at…

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NaTasha Vaughn – Administrative Secretary

NaTasha Vaughn works at The College of Health Care Professions as a corporate registrar. She contributes to the student’s success by supporting all of the departments within the college by giving administrative and system support to all students and staff for all 9 campuses. She has been in the education industry since 2012. NaTasha loves…

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JoJo Peebles – Reservations Director

Jojo Peebles is VP of Membership of On the Fly Toastmasters Club and a Medicare Specialist at Carefree Insurance. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a first master’s degree in Conflict Management, and a second Master’s degree in Public Administration. Jojo speaks Thai, Lao, Japanese, and English.…

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