2014 “Parent of the Year” Gala Co-Chairs


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Dallas, TX – December 5, 2014 –   Parents Step Ahead announces Parents Step Ahead Board of Director, Betty R. Uribe of California Bank & Trust and Chuck Bowman of Amegy Bank of Texas, as co-chairs for the 9th annual “Parent of the Year” Awards Ceremony.

Since 2006, Parents Step Ahead has honored “Parents of the Year” with this celebration. During the event, parents are rewarded for their contributions to their children’s educational and personal development with a dinner and a special awards ceremony.

1409 UribeBetty1Dr. Betty R. Uribe oversees and manages the Commercial, Personal and SBA Lending Group for the Greater Southern California Division of California Bank & Trust.   She has been recognized as one of the most prominent Latinas in L.A., Top 25 National Corporate Elite by Hispanic Business Magazine, and featured as a top financial services expert in print and television media.  As an international and bilingual speaker, Betty has lectured in Asia, Canada, and the Americas, and her work has been published in two continents.

The gift of education insures a more promising future generation.  I have always believed that parents lay the foundation for success through encouragement and active participation “Uribe said.  “I look forward to co-chair alongside Mr. Bowman this year and meeting the parents who are pillars to their children’s success.” 


Chuck Bowman - HeadshotChuck Bowman oversees the Business Banking Group. Additional responsibilities include management of the branch banking centers and SBA Lending, which includes nearly 800 employees in the greater Houston, Dallas and San Antonio metropolitan area. Before joining Amegy, he held the position of Senior Credit Relationship Officer in the Small Business Financial Services at JPMorgan Chase Bank, where he helped establish the business banking platform.
“Parents, who provide encouragement and motivation in their children’s lives, should always be recognized.” Bowman said, “It’s an honor to co-chair an even that recognizes parents who exemplify those key attributes.”

The 2014 “Parent of the Year” Awards ceremony will be Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Wyndham Hotel Dallas Love Field, 3300 W. Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX 75235, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Five parents from Richardson, Dallas, Grapevine and Irving Independent School Districts, will be recognized as the “Parent of the Year” along with a grandparent and three school administrators from Irving ISD to be recognized as “Advocates of the Year.”

For information regarding the “Parent of the Year” Gala, please contact Bertha Escarzaga at (214) 357-2186 or at bertha@parentsstepahead.org. Please visit www.parentsstepahead.org for updated information.


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