as chairman of the Texas Residential Construction Commission.
Previously he served on the state's Telecommunication Infrastructure
Fund Board and Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. He
is the founder and president of the Midland Community Development
Corp., a nonprofit affordable housing and micro-loan program; a
board member of Children's Community Council; and operations
chairman of Casa de Amigos. His past leadership positions have
included board chair, Midland Chamber of Commerce; vice chair and
treasurer, Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of
Commerce; and board member of High Sky Children's Ranch and Midland
Neighborhood Housing Services. Cordero was also named Businessman of
the Year and Member of the Year of the Midland Chamber.
-- Vince E. Puente, Sr., president of Southwest Office Systems, Inc.,
in Fort Worth, Texas, civic advocacy extends beyond monetary
donations. His devotion and passion for service is evidenced in his
involvement on several organizations' boards, ranging from the
Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce and Casa Manana Theater to
advisory councils for U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger and Chancellor
Dr. Victor Boschini at Texas Christian University. He was recently
honored as Father of the Year in Texas, the 2005 Business Man of the
Year by the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of
Commerce, Texas Ambassador of Jewish Council for Public Affairs-
Israel Institute for Hispanic American Leaders and member of the
Holloman Air Force Base's Civic Leaders Tour.
-- D. Jorge Urbina is an attorney and title expert in Denton, Texas,
and an exemplary volunteer leader who's committed to active
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