CST Brands’ Kim Bowers

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...

Cindy Holland: I Just Want them to Love Their Home

Cindy Holland: I Just Want them to Love Their Home

Cindy Holland was 26, single and working 72 hours a week in fashion merchandising when it hit her one day that there should be more to life than work. “I woke up one morning and decided that I needed a 9 to 5 job, with nights and weekends off,” says Cindy, who is now...

Patsy Torres: A Strong Voice and A Stronger Faith

Patsy Torres: A Strong Voice and A Stronger Faith

It’s mid-April but Patsy Torres’ house is still decorated for Christmas. Too many things have been happening since the holidays, she explains, including family illnesses, to worry about taking down all that stuff. Located on a quiet street in a northwestern suburb,...

Lana Duke – Self-Made Woman

Lana Duke – Self-Made Woman

On January 20 of this year, a couple of hundred people gathered at the Concord Plaza Ruth‘s Chris Steak House to mark the restaurant’s 20th anniversary in San Antonio. With tables laden with food and a New Orleans-style jazz band playing, everyone appeared to have a...

Gay Nord: Hands-on Leadership

Gay Nord: Hands-on Leadership

As a hospital patient, you are not likely to have any dealings with the CEO unless you happen to be hospitalized at Methodist Hospital. There, top executive Gay Nord routinely drops in on patients and visiting family members to chat with them and get their feedback....

A Decade at the Helm

A Decade at the Helm

For founding editor Beverly Purcell-Guerra, the 10th anniversary of SAN ANTONIO WOMAN is a deeply gratifying experience."That we are still publishing after 10 years gives me a wonderful sense of accomplishment and satisfaction," she says. "We have been able to cover...

From Hollywood with Love

From Hollywood with Love

Returning to the United States from abroad a year or so ago, Elizabeth Chambers stopped in San Antonio to visit relatives and friends. While here, she had a yearning for something sweet and delicious like a really nice homemade cupcake. But there were none to be...

A Star Among Stars : Beck Hammon

A Star Among Stars : Beck Hammon

At the San Antonio Silver Stars’ “media day” at the AT&T Center, just a few days beforethe start of the 2012 season, guard Becky Hammon is pretty much the center of attention. Though the event is open to outside media, it is mainly an opportunity forthe team to shoot...

A New life in America

A New life in America

All-on-6” may sound vaguely like something you could hear in Vegas, but it’s a phrase San Antonio dentist Dr. Li Luo Skelton loves and uses often. And it has nothing to do with gambling. The term describes a dental reconstruction procedure that uses six titanium...

Ready to Rodeo:  Olive Anne Kleberg

Ready to Rodeo: Olive Anne Kleberg

Olive Anne Kleberg can’t remember a life without ties to the land. A sixth-generation Texan, she descends from ranching families on both sides and spent childhood summers on her maternal grandparents’ ranch near Crystal City. That’s where she learned to drive, at age...

Her Prescription is Hope: Dr. Paromita Datta

Her Prescription is Hope: Dr. Paromita Datta

If there is one message that Paromita Datta, M.D., hopes to convey to her patients, it’s that “Cancer is not a death sentence.” As medical director of the Aurora Breast Care Clinic, she has to deliver her share of unwelcome news, but nearly always, she says, “There...

Born to Excel:  Whitney Solcher

Born to Excel: Whitney Solcher

By bloodline, upbringing and inclination, Whitney Solcher was born for business. President of San Antonio Capital Management, LLC, an investment firm founded in 2009, she’s the great-granddaughter of the late Walter McAllister, former San Antonio mayor and founder in...

Kymberly Rapier: The Joy of Generosity

Kymberly Rapier: The Joy of Generosity

Philanthropist Kymberly Rapier is conflicted: She wants to encourage others to give, but she isn’t comfortable talking about herself. “I wasn’t brought up to brag,” she says. Inside and out, her house — built around the turn of the last century for a West Texas cattle...

Anna Maria Chávez – New Ways to be a Girl Scout

Anna Maria Chávez – New Ways to be a Girl Scout

There’s a lot more to Girl Scouts than camping, crafts and cookies, says Anna Maria Chávez, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. Though she is often asked if Girl Scouts still make sit-upons (homemade cushions) and cook coffee-can casserole — yes...

Dr. Kimberly Finder- Putting Your Best Self Forward

Dr. Kimberly Finder- Putting Your Best Self Forward

When Kimberly Finder, M.D., first decided to become a doctor, her present subspecialty didn’t even exist. While growing up in El Paso, she says, “My grandmother lived with us, and I used to tag along to her doctor visits with my mother or my aunt. I knew that becoming...

Suzanne Wade – Groceries Are Her Business

Suzanne Wade – Groceries Are Her Business

When Suzanne Wade visits an H-E-B store, she’s apt to be greeted several times a visit – even when the store is a hundred or more miles from home. As president of H-E-B’s San Antonio Food and Drug Division, she’s in charge of all retail sales for the company except...

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