Month: January 2014

CST Brands’ Kim Bowers

Cornering the market on success She loves coming to work every day How do you top being named one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women” only five months into your job? If you’re president and CEO of the now publicly traded and locally owned CST Brands, you head to the Big Apple and ring the bell at the opening of the New York Stock Exchange! On Tuesday, December 3, that’s just what Kim Bowers did. “That was definitely a goose bump moment,” says Bowers, not only of ringing the bell, but also of seeing the 90-foot CST Brands banner...

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Losing Weight is Hard, But It Can Be Done.

According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, 69.2 percent of U.S. adults are overweight, and 35.9 percent of these are obese. Those are sobering figures. Carrying extra weight is not only an aesthetic issue but also a health hazard that predisposes individuals to diabetes, cardiovascular problems, cancer and a number of other conditions. Losing weight is not easy, but it can be done. Below are stories of four San Antonio women who were determined to win the battle of the bulge, each in her own way. From fat to fit To look at the slim and chic Cherie...

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Women You Can Bank On

They’re part of the lending process for many successful businesses Remember those old stereotypes regarding women and money management? Yeah, neither do we, and neither do the four women we are profiling in this issue. These women have not just touched the glass ceiling in the traditionally male-dominated banking industry, they have shattered it by becoming presidents and vice presidents, overseeing millions (and billions) of dollars on a daily basis. They have been part of the lending process for some of the most successful businesses in San Antonio, and they have watched as customers have gone from conducting financial...

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Role Model: Tiffani Nair

A Heart for Helping Others, Tiffani Nair has found her niche in nonprofits When Tiffani Nair — “rhymes with fire” — first decided to major in communications at Angelo State University in San Angelo, “I didn’t even know there was such a thing as public relations,” she says. “I had to look up online what kind of jobs you could get with that major.” As she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the subject, she remembers, “My professors said, ‘Don’t go into the nonprofit area; you’ll never make any money.’” Her first job in the field was as...

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Guys to Know: Chef Stefan Bowers

Chef Stefan Bowers Classic tastes, bold flavors and the experience of cuisine Let’s be frank … Stefan Bowers is one mighty fine chef. You may know him from his time at the 20Nine Restaurant and Wine Bar, where he served as executive chef for three years, or as the former chef de cuisine at the acclaimed Lodge of Castle Hills. But you haven’t experienced the real Stefan Bowers until you’ve dined at FEAST, his latest venture and collaboration with entrepreneur Andrew Goodman, in the heart of King William. Known for its cool décor, small plates and big tastes, FEAST...

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