Features Region: Southwest

Brenda Schmidt – Solera Health

Call it the match.com for health care—a platform that connects people to a curated and managed network of digital apps and in-person community providers in order to help them maintain and improve their well-being. The technology offering presents a cost-saving approach to ensure that care continues beyond the four walls of a clinical setting and […]

Will Davis – NASA Johnson Space Center

At six years old, while most of his peers were piecing together rudimentary houses and towers, Will Davis held his first Lego set and dreamed of bigger and better things. Always unsatisfied with the first attempt, he would tweak and tinker, knock down and rebuild until, after many brow-furrowing hours, his impossible ideal was reached. […]

Theresa Maldonado – University of Texas at El Paso

In 1976, during her freshman year at Georgia’s Macon Junior College, Theresa Maldonado sat down for a meeting with her math professor. She can still picture the classroom, where the window was and how the light hit the floor at her feet. Mostly, though, she remembers the sinking feeling. “The message was, ‘Women don’t belong […]

John Bax – OneSource Virtual

A foreman in a solar panel manufacturing plant opens his banking app. This week’s paycheck is in there, right on time. After months of uncertainty, a single mom shuffles the day’s mail to find a desperately needed child-support payment. A laid-off flight attendant rests a little easier knowing tomorrow’s appointment with the doctor will be […]

Kathleen Martinez – BP

If she could turn back the clock to her schoolgirl years, Kathleen Martinez might well immerse herself in the STEM curriculum that she so encourages today’s young people to consider, especially those who have been bypassed by the science-technology-engineering-math professions. But when Martinez, the youngest of 14 children born to a loving family in Laredo, […]

Adriana Ocampo – Boeing

Over a 20-year time frame, as the typical white-collar professional ascends the corporate ladder, moving to a new company is often the only way to find that next rung. In the event they hit a ceiling, a full-on vocation change might be in order. Adriana Ocampo can claim much of the above—the two-decades of work, […]

Dr. Morgan R. Olsen – Arizona State University

The big test for institutions of higher education just might be how to adapt to an era of less financial support from the government and increasing operating costs. Creativity and efficiency seem the campus approach from here, and under the leadership of Dr. Morgan R. Olsen, Arizona State University just might be setting an example […]

Lisa Gressel – P.F. Chang’s

Lisa Gressel knew what a big fire looked like. Truth be told, during her 30 years as a general counsel, she’d put out more than a few. Fires so big she can’t even talk about them. These were smaller than that—much smaller. A manager who left without telling his replacement about the patio furniture in […]

James R. Thompson – Cavender’s

Garth Brooks has friends in the right places, some of them at Cavender’s Boot City on Central Expressway in Plano. Seems that the king of country rock wanted to look especially sharp last year in Dallas, and the long tour had been wearing out his stage garb. Being very familiar with Cavender’s—he’d shopped at their […]

Edmon “Jake” Tomes – Level Four Wealth Management

“What else does one do with a psychology degree?” Edmon “Jake” Tomes playfully responds when asked how he came to found Level Four Wealth Management in Plano, Texas, back in 2000 at the seemingly green age of 26. Well, one thinks deeply, for starters. Which is something that seems to come naturally to the now […]

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