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Diana D. Denman

Diana D. Denman of San Antonio, TX, has lived a life of volunteerism in the fields of National Defense, Foreign Policy, Museums, and Hospitals.

As an Election Observer, she has served in Honduras, Russia, and the Ukraine.  As a Presidential Appointee, Co Chairman of the Peace Corps Advisory Council and a member of the Museum Service Board.  In areas of National Defense, a member of the Department of Defense, DACOWITS and WHINSEC Boards.  She has also served on the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution and the Jamestown Foundation.  She is an Associate of Hillsdale College and a member of the Philadelphia Society.  She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Mount Vernon Junior College and is a former member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Mrs. Denman is Chairman/President of the Southwest Texas Corporation.  With a BA in Journalism from George Washington University, she also studied Radio, Television and Theater Arts at American and Catholic University, Washington, DC.

Julie B. Crosswell

Julie Crosswell of Houston is vice president of Osborn Heirs Oil and Gas Co. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work Dean’s Advisory Council, and University of Texas Fine Arts Advisory Council. She is an advisory board member of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, and an executive committee member of Communities in Schools of Houston and Mental Health of Greater Houston. She is also a past member of the Saint Mary’s Hall Board of Trustees, and a past board member of Bo’s Place, the Houston Ballet and the Alley Theatre. Crosswell received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, and is a licensed master social worker.

Stephanie Cavender

Stephanie Cavender of San Antonio is a business manager for Monteris Medical. She is a member of the Green Hand Garden Club and the World Affairs Council, and an executive board member of the San Antonio Museum of Art. Cavender received a bachelor’s degree from Salem College.

Alejandra Bueno

Alejandra Bueno is an attorney working at Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton, L.L.P. in San Antonio, Texas. Alejandra is licensed to practice law in Mexico and in the US (by the State of New York). She worked for the Texas Governor’s Office from 2007 to 2013, as Director for International Business and as the Governor’s Representative in the South Texas Region. Alejandra is Chair of the Bi-National Energy Committee at the Asociacion de Empresarios Mexicanos; she is currently member of the Board of Directors of the San Antonio – Mexico Friendship Council, the Bi-National Committee of the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium, member of the US – Mexico Bar Association and the Women’s Energy Network.

Before moving to Texas in 2000, Alejandra worked in Mexico for several Federal agencies such as the Office of the President of Mexico, the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), and the National Council for Culture and Fine Arts (CONACULTA). Alejandra graduated in 1993 from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico with a Law Degree (JD). She also concluded a Master’s Degree in International Law at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and graduated with a Master’s Degree (LLM) in American Law form the University of Texas at Austin in 2003. She speaks Spanish, English and French.



Lesley Guthrie

Lesley Guthrie is the executive director of the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women and brings more than 20 years of state and federal government experience to the role.  A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Lesley previously worked on Capitol Hill, managed major gifts for The University of Texas System, and established a comprehensive community relations program for Vignette Corporation.

Lesley is passionate about issues affecting women and girls.  She serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Commissions for Women, is a Vision 2020 delegate, Girl Scout troop leader, and former board member of Girlstart and Executive Women in Texas Government.  Lesley is a member of  GENAustin’s We Are Girls Conference Committee and Dress for Success Austin’s Advisory Council.

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