Texas Border Business
The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host their annual “Legislative Report Card Luncheon” on Wednesday, July 31st at the Casa de Palmas located in McAllen from 11:30 am to 1:30
Serving this year as Mistress of Ceremony is Veronica Gonzales, former State Representative. Veronica Gonzales is a recognized leader in the public and private sectors, having over 20 years of experience in negotiating and advocating to obtain results – as an attorney, mediator, legislator, fundraiser and now serving as the Vice-President for Governmental and Community Relations at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Veronica’s division oversees local, state and federal governmental relations, signature programs for the university such as HESTEC, FESTIBA, Science Bowl, Science Fair and others, the Office of Community Engagement which includes the Non-Profit Resource Center and The Engagement Zone, a student-volunteer portal, and five offices in Economic Development, including the Small Business Development Center, the Veterans Business Outreach Center and a Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Center among others.
Veronica was the first in her family to go to college and credits education for her success and the many opportunities she has received. Veronica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Southwest Texas State University and a law degree from The University of Texas at Austin. She is active in her community and sits on the boards of The Edinburg Chamber, Easter Seals RGV, Advocacy Alliance Center of Texas (AACT) and Lone Star National Bank’s Advisory Board.
“We couldn’t ask for a better person to be Mistress of Ceremony as she personally knows what the legislators go thru during session, so we know that she’ll be prepared with questions to each individual official.
Individual tickets are $50, Reserved table of 10 is $750 or be a sponsor and sit with an elected official during the lunch. Sponsorship’s are $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000. All sponsors get recognition in the TV commercial as well.