American Business Women’s Association

Our mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally, through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

UPCOMING EVENTS

February Networking Luncheon

February 19, 2020

14 Spring Creek Dr. Victoria, Tx 77904

Boot Scoot’n Bingo

March 28, 2020

12516 FM622, Goliad, TX 77963

TAKING HOME THE WIN WITH LEVEL 1 BEST PRACTICES

Connect, learn and grow in the Victoria Professional Express Network and the
American Business Women’s Association

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99VPEN’s vision statement is to establish the premier networking and professional development organization, upholding the ABWA Mission Statement, for the greater Victoria area.

VPEN is the local league of ABWA.  When you join VPEN you also join the national organization, ABWA. Being part of VPEN and ABWA makes you eligible to capitalize on the benefits of membership where you can network with local business professionals.  In addition, you have access to many leadership opportunities to grow your network and knowledge through on-line courses, working on committees and monthly meetings.  The added benefit of our membership is the amazing women you will meet.

ABWA National Dues are $115 and our local Dues are $30 annually.

VPEN meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:30-1:00 at the Victoria Country Club.  

You can check out our brochure here for more information.  We would love to visit with you about our organization and have you attend a luncheon as a guest.

Contact us at abwa.vpen@yahoo.com or Megan Tuttle 2019-2020 President, mtuttle@gulfbend.org

WOMEN LEADING THE WAY

Executive Board

MeGan TUTTLE

President

 

Teri Moten

President Elect

Kaylene Hidalgo

VP Finance

 

Christy Henry

VP Communication

 

Diane Kliem

VP Programming

 

Kalyn Kliem

VP Membership

 

Sharon Mathiews

VP Administration

Cindy Guillen

VP marketing & Publicity

 

Vicki Wagner Past President & VP Advancement

Chairs

Rachel Nessel

Rachel Nessel

Professional Development Chair

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan

VAC Chair

Elizabeth Kvinta

Elizabeth Kvinta

Goodwill Chair

Roslyn Faust

Roslyn Faust

Awards Committee Chair

Diane Kliem

Diane Kliem

Nominating Committee Chair

Ariana VanDusen

Ariana VanDusen

Finance Chair

Amy Hatmaker

Amy Hatmaker

Membership Chair

Jennifer Ruiz

Jennifer Ruiz

Programming Chair

Sandra De La Garza

Sandra De La Garza

Marketing/Publicity Chair

Elaine Phillips

Elaine Phillips

Hospitality Chair

Paige Winter

Paige Winter

Website Chair

Leslie Book

Leslie Book

Facebook/Instagram Chair

Jessica Dodds

Jessica Dodds

Administrative Chair

Denise Hartmann

Denise Hartmann

Corporate Sponsor Chair

DECEMBER WOMAN OF THE MONTH

CHRISTY HENRY

 Born and raised in Victoria, graduated from Goliad High School in 1999. Graduated with an English degree from Texas A&M University in 2005. Started working for Hilton National Sales and stayed in Dallas for 7 years. Moved back to Victoria in 2012 to open the Homewood Suites Hotel as their Director of Sales and Marketing. My family was way more important to me than my life in Dallas and I am so glad I came home to be apart of an amazing community. My mom owned the Party Parrot so I found my passion in marketing and event planning. Between my mom and dad (who has been with Air Liquide for 47 years) I have learned work ethics and how to be a part of a community. As a mom of 3 dogs, you will find me breaking my back for a stray animal, a human, a family member, and many friends. Firm believer in Christ and member of First English Lutheran Church.

Our SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

Empowering Women through Educational Scholarships

Today’s scholarship recipients are tomorrow’s leaders.  ABWA members have provided opportunities for women to achieve their personal and professional best by championing educational opportunities through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). Since 1953, SBMEF has awarded almost 18 million dollars in scholarships to more than 17,000 women. To learn more about available scholarships, go to sbmef.org.

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