It is with much gratitude that the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce announces the end of Veronica Gonzales’s term serving on their Board of Directors. For the past 8 years, Gonzales has committed her time, talent, and expertise to the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce.
Gonzales began her service on the board of directors in 2014 fulfilling the end of Martin Baylor’s term as a representative of the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley.
Gonzales’s previous experience as an attorney, mediator, legislator, fundraiser and now working in government and community relations for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has helped the organization leverage its Public Affairs initiatives.
During Gonzales’s time, the Edinburg Chamber has been able to successfully host quarterly Public Affairs Luncheons. As a result of the success, Gonzales has helped the Edinburg Chamber fundraise thousands of dollars as well as keep the region’s leaders and decision-makers informed on the latest legislative changes that affect the area.
Although Gonzales’s term as President of the Board was during a global pandemic, Gonzales’s dedication and commitment to the organization did not dwindle.
During her term as President of the Board, Gonzales was able to attain participation in COVID-19 Rapid Testing Kits for small business owners. This program was first launched as a pilot program by the State of Texas Division of Emergency Management. The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce was one of eight chambers selected in the state to participate in the program and the first in the region.
The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Veronica Gonzales for her continued support as it has been a privilege to have a trailblazer serve our organization.
In 2010 Gonzales was named one of eight “Ultimate Latinas” in the nation by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, recognizing her legislative achievements that benefit the business community.
Gonzales was the first in her family to go to college and credits education for her success and the many opportunities she has received. Veronica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Southwest Texas State University and a law degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
For more information on the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce visit www.edinburg.com.