Almacenes Distribuidores de la Frontera
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Businesswoman and entrepreneur, Alejandra de la Vega-Foster is the President of Almacenes Distribuidores de la Frontera, a company that owns and operates over 200 Del Rio convenience stores in the city of Juarez, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico. Owner and operator of Dominos Pizza Juarez, a 10 store Domino’s Pizza franchise in the city of Juarez. In 2014, she acquired the franchise rights for the El Paso and the State of New Mexico markets for La Madeleine Country French Café and in 2015, she obtained the rights for the State of Arizona.
Mrs. de la Vega-Foster is co-owner of the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A Baseball Team affiliate of the San Diego Padres. In May 2015, she and a group of investors bought the Mexican Division 1 A, Soccer Team Franchise for Ciudad Juarez, MX.
Actively involved in the communities of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, she serves on numerous business, civic and charitable boards and committees. Currently she is member of the Board of the lnstituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Juarez Campus; Secretary of the Board of La Rodadora Children’s Museum in Juarez, Mexico; Member of the Board of the Texas Women’s Conference, El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the FEMAP Foundation, an organization established to raise the quality of life among the people living in poverty in Mexico. In January 2015, she was appointed to the Governing Board of Sierra Providence Health Network.
Mrs. de la Vega-Foster is also Chairman of the Ciudad Juarez Security Task Force, a group of citizens and officials from public and private institutions dedicated to promote security within the region. Other organizations in which she is actively involved includes the Security Council for the State of Chihuahua, Mexico and Desarrollo Económico de Juarez. She serves as Co-Chair of the Borderplex Regional Economic Alliance and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Paso Del Norte Chapter.
Senior Vice President, Global Customer Success
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Debbie Dunnam leads the worldwide Global Customer Success team that accelerates value for customers, partners and Cisco through adoption and renewals of our solutions, software and services optimized by analytics on our digital experience platform.
Previously at Cisco, Dunnam was Senior Vice President of the Americas Services Sales group. Under her leadership, the organization delivered consistent growth in the traditional services business, while building out new revenue streams through innovational approaches that became the foundation of the Global Customer Success model. Before that she held leadership positions in sales, including the Go-To-Market Shared Services organization, the Worldwide Customer Operations team, Cisco Services Sales in the U.S. Enterprise, Commercial, and Canada customer base, the Inside Services Sales team, and the U.S. Cisco Services Partner Organization sales group.
Dunnam participates in multiple inclusion and diversity efforts, both inside the company and within the partner community, such as the Cisco Connected Women initiative. This strategic initiative is geared to promote talent diversity, and counts more than 40 active Chapters around the globe.
Dunnam has more than 25 years of IT experience, and has held executive positions in other industry-leading companies, including HP and Dell.
Dunnam has won numerous awards and industry honors, including the YWCA Tribute to Women TWIN Award. She was named a Channel Chief and recognized as one of the Women of the Channel by Channel Reseller News. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Northwood University.
Pipeline Risk and Integrity Manager
ExxonMobil Pipeline Company
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Johnita Jones is the Texas Conference for Women board president and 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 execution 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.
SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
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Carla Piñeyro Sublett is senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Rackspace. She leads all Rackspace marketing functions, from branding to demand generation, and works with the company’s international leadership to execute customized programming in each market.
Carla brings more than 15 years of technology sales and marketing experience to Rackspace. In her previous role as CMO of the Americas region at Rackspace, she was responsible for driving demand generation through events, field and channel marketing, ecommerce, telesales and digital marketing.
Before joining Rackspace, Carla distinguished herself in several leadership roles in sales and marketing at Dell. Most recently, she served as executive director of marketing for Dell Latin America, where she managed all facets of marketing through all channels: digital, offline, retail, and value-added resellers. In this role, Carla helped drive record pipeline and conversion metrics in the region, while doubling marketing’s contribution to the business.
While at Dell, Carla was named one of the Top 50 Influential Hispanics by HispanicBusiness.com, and was given the Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever award by the Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility.
Carla was a Dean’s List student at the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied architecture and Latin American studies. She lives in Austin with her husband and their two children.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas
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Norine Yukon is the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas and currently serves as a board member and strategic advisor for several health care corporations. Her comprehensive experience in the health care industry includes P&L responsibility for commercial and public sector health plans with revenues in excess of one billion. She has led de novo start-ups and acquisition transitions in multiple states.
Norine grew up in Texas, Bermuda and Tokyo. She graduated from the University of Texas School of Nursing, and practiced in an inpatient setting for nearly 10 years.
Norine 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 universities in Texas, Arizona, and New Jersey, and been appointed by several Governors to various task forces, advisory committees, and transition teams for health and human services. Norine currently serves on the Austin Meals on Wheels Board of Directors, the Texas Conference for Women Board of Directors, the Core Health Foundation Fishing Pier Committee, the Advisory Council for the University of Texas School of Nursing, and the Texas Exes Council.