Alejandra de la Vega Foster is the former CEO of Club de Futbol Cobras de Juarez, where she owned and managed the Juarez Cobras, a major league soccer team. In her first year as CEO, the team won the national championship in the Liga de Ascenso (Promotion League; formerly known as Primera Division A), and became a member of the Primera División de México (Mexican First Division). For seven years, she served on the Board of Directors of the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol Asociacion (FMF), which is the governing body of major league football in the country of Mexico. She was the first woman to serve on that board, and today remains the only woman to hold that title.
Foster is president of Almacenes Distribuidores de la Frontera, a company that owns and operates over 200 Del Rio convenience stores in Juarez, Mexico and northern Chihuahua. She is also the owner and operator of Domino Pizza Juarez, a 10-store Domino’s Pizza franchise in the city of Juarez.
She has served as president of Desarrollo Economico de Cd. Juarez, which is the premier economic development organization in the Juarez region, and is the co-founder of Plan Estrategico de Cd. Juarez. Foster was appointed by the Governor of Chihuahua to the Chihuahua Board of Economic Development, where she served as president. She also served as president of the Regional Advisory Board of HSBC, and is a regional board member of Bancomer BBVA. She is a board member of the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Juarez Campus, and serves as secretary of the board for the Fundacion Comunitaria Paso del Norte. Foster serves as a board member of La Rodadora, which is the Children’s Museum of Juarez, and also serves on the Board of the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation. She is a board member of the FEMAP Foundation, an organization established to raise the quality of life among people living in poverty in Mexico. Foster is also the co-chair of the Ciudad Juarez Security Task Force, a group of citizens and officials from public and private institutions who are dedicated to promoting security within the region.
Foster is a member of COPARMEX de Ciudad Juarez, the Paso del Norte Group, and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), El Paso Chapter. She also serves as a member of the Security Council for the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Johnita Jones is the pipeline risk and integrity manager for ExxonMobil Pipeline Company. She received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1983. She began work as a facilities engineer with Exxon Company, U.S.A, in Harvey, Louisiana. Since that time, she worked in oil and gas engineering assignments including corrosion applications, project engineering and reservoir analysis. Jones began her supervisory responsibilities in 1989 and has managed teams in production facility surveillance, project engineering and operations management. In her current position, she is responsible for development and stewardship of programs to ensure pipeline fitness for service for over 6,000 miles of pipe in the United States. Prior community activities include participation on the Houston Children’s Museum advisory board and as a member of the board of directors of the Lighthouse of Houston.
Nene Foxhall is executive vice president communications and government affairs for United Airlines. In this role, Foxhall oversees the airline’s worldwide corporate communications, including public relations, employee communications, corporate events and creative services, and is responsible for government affairs and community affairs for the airline. Prior to this position, Foxhall was senior vice president of communications and government affairs for Continental Airlines. Foxhall joined Continental in 1995 as vice president state and civic affairs, leading local and state government relations, and assumed increasing duties and management positions during her time at Continental.Before joining Continental, Foxhall practiced law. Prior to that position, she spent two years as staff writer at the Dallas Morning News, and 14 years at the Houston Chronicle, where she covered county government, civil and criminal courts and then served as political editor for the publication from 1981 to 1990. Foxhall received a B.A. from Texas Tech University in 1974 and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law School in 1988.
Karen Quintos is senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO) for Dell, where she leads marketing for Dell’s commercial business in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Japan, and Europe, Middle East, and Africa. She also has responsibility for brand strategy, global communications, social media, corporate responsibility, customer insights, marketing talent development and agency management. Quintos is also the executive sponsor of the largest networking group at Dell, Women in Search of Excellence.
Before becoming CMO for Dell in September 2010, Quintos served as vice president of Dell’s global public business, responsible for driving global marketing strategies, product and pricing programs, communications and channel plans to reach millions of higher education, government and healthcare institutional customers. Previously, she was vice president of marketing for Dell’s North American commercial business and has also held various executive roles in Dell’s services, contact center and supply chain management teams.
Quintos joined Dell in 2000 from Citigroup, where she served as vice president of global operations and technology. She also spent 12 years with Merck & Co., where she held a variety of roles in marketing, planning, operations and supply chain.
She holds a master’s degree in marketing and international business from New York University and a bachelor of science in supply chain management from The Pennsylvania State University State College. She currently serves as an advisory board member for Catalyst and a board member for the Association of National Advertisers, the Ad Council, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Smeal Business School at Penn State. Quintos is a 2012 winner of Working Mother magazine’s Mother of the Year award and resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and three children.
Norine Yukon is CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas. She has lived in Texas most of her life, and is proud to have graduated from The University of Texas. After working as a caseworker and then a Registered Nurse, Yukon became interested
in health care policy and the allocation of health care resources. This interest led her to the managed care industry. She initially began working for UnitedHealthcare in 1987, and then worked for Prudential HealthCare in Texas, and later moved to Little Rock, where she was the Executive Director of Prudential’s Arkansas operations. She joined the AMERIGROUP Corporation in 1998 as the President and CEO of the New Jersey plan, and was later promoted to Regional CEO, responsible for overall operations in several states. Yukon returned to UnitedHealthcare in 2009 to build the Mississippi CHIP plan, and was transferred back to Texas in 2010 to become leader of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas, serving beneficiaries in Medicaid, CHIP, Long Term Care, and Dual Special Needs Programs.
Yukon has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, and she has been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a neonatal intensive care unit. She has lectured at The University of Texas, the University of Northern Arizona, and Seton Hall. She was appointed by several Governors to various task forces, advisory committees, and transition teams for health and human services. She currently serves on the Austin Meals on Wheels Board of Directors, as well as the Pier Committee for Core Health Foundation.