Cynthia M. Sakulenzki, president/CEO of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber was recently presented a resolution at the Texas House of Representatives by Rep. Terry Canales, celebrating her anniversary serving the RGVHCC.
Her work with the Hispanic chamber during the past 15 years has brought the RGVHCC several awards from the United States Hispanic Chamber as well as the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce in Austin. The Proclamation noted her work to promote economic development and to assist businesses in accessing the Hispanic market by promoting education, training leaders, and providing a variety of networking opportunities.
Sakulenzki has been recognized by the Small Business Administration as the Small Business Advocate of the Year, Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year, Strategic Alliance Partner and Minority Small Champion of the Year. Texas A&M and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has given her recognition as a Regional County Leader. TAMACC recognized her as one of the Top 10 Hispanic Women in Texas and LULAC awarded her the Orgullo Hispano Award for her help to the Hispanic community. Most recently, Gov. Rick Perry awarded her the Yellow Rose of Texas for her positive community work as well.
Mentioned in the proclamation was also her volunteer work with the University of Texas-Pan American Alumni Association and the Athletic Dept, the Boy Scouts, the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT), El Milagro Clinic and her dedication to her children David, Jonathan and Jeremy and granddaughter McKenzie.
“I am most honored for this recognition by Rep. Canales,” Sakulenzki said. “My concerns and energies have targeted business, education, health, and really anything that concerns and affects the Hispanic, business and the Rio Grande Valley. I thank Rep. Terry Canales and the rest of our Rio Grande Valley delegation for the recognition and continued support of the RGV Hispanic Chamber.”