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Aflac Honors Hispanic Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in Texas
Date:11/2/2007

Insurer aligns with The Latino Coalition to honor Hispanic entrepreneurs in

Texas with Aflac Civic Awards.

COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, four exemplary Hispanic entrepreneurs were recognized with an Aflac Civic Award for making a difference in Texas. Vernon Herrera, a district sales coordinator at Aflac, and Hector Barreto, chairman of the Latino Coalition and former administrator of the Small Business Administration, honored each winner during an awards ceremony held at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

"We are extremely proud to recognize these extraordinary business leaders for making a difference in their community," said Herrera. "They continuously strengthen the community through their civic contributions in their quest to building a better future."

The Aflac Civic Award honorees are:

-- Arcilia Acosta is the president of CARCON Industries & Construction

specializing in commercial, institutional and transportation

construction in Dallas, Texas. Acosta was named Texas Hispanic

Businesswoman of the Year in 2006. She serves as board of advisor

for Texas State Bank; chair-elect for Texas Association of Mexican-

American Chambers of Commerce; board member of QUOIN (Association of

General Contractors); and, immediate past chair of the Greater

Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She is an active civic leader,

role model and mentor for Latinas in business through her

participation in the Junior League of Dallas, the Dallas Assembly,

the Dallas Together Forum, Texas Health Resources, the MBE Policy

Institute and the Hispanic Contractors Association.

-- Patrick H. Cordero of Midland is the CEO of Strategic Abstract and

Title Corporation and city attorney for Fort Stockton in Pecos

County, Texas. He was appointed by the Governor of T
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