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Amarilloan Henderson reappointed to Governor's Commission for Women

Governor Greg Abbott appointed 12 women to the Governor's Commission for Women on Monday morning, including reappointing Amy Henderson, of Amarillo. (Photo Courtesy: ABC 7 Amarillo-Steve Douglass)

Governor Greg Abbott appointed 12 women to the Governor's Commission for Women on Monday morning, including reappointing Amy Henderson, of Amarillo.

According to the press release, Henderson is a commercial loan officer with Amarillo National Bank. She is a board member of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Business Council and WT Enterprise Center Advisory Board, and board secretary for Window on a Wider World.

Additionally, she is a member of the Risk Management Association and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas and past board president for the Texas Panhandle Regional Development Corporation. Henderson also served in the United States Air Force as an Information Management Specialist.

Henderson received an Associate of Arts in accounting from Amarillo College and a Bachelor of Arts in finance from West Texas A&M University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in general business from WT.

Abbott also reappointed Estela Avery, Tina Yturria Buford, Starr Corbin, Karen Harris, Karen Manning, Imelda Navarro, Rienke Radler, Jinous Rouhani, Catherine Susser, and Laura Koenig Young, and appointed Nathali Parker to the Governor's Commission for Women for terms set to expire on Dec. 31, 2019.

Susser will continue to serve as chairman and Harris will continue to serve as vice chairman.

Governor Abbott is charging this commission with developing a strategy and implementation plan to help make Texas the number one state for women-owned businesses, to help address the issue of human trafficking, and to help rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Harvey. Within the Texas Governor’s Economic Development Division, the commission specializes in outreach, education, research and referral services.

Michelle Esper-Martin was also hired to serve as the executive director of the Governor's Commission for Women.

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