Board of Directors
John is an attorney in the Greater Waco area; located at 523 Herring Ave. He graduated from Baylor University and Baylor School of Law. John is married to his wife, Antonette, who is a graduate of the University of Texas. He has three children and six grandchildren. John is currently the President of LULAC Council #273 and serves on the board of Community Projects Inc. John also serves on the Waco Convention Center & Visitors Bureau Commission. John has proudly served on the CTHCC Board of Directors for many years and continues to focus on helping men and women pursue business ownership. His goals include doubling the Chamber membership and increasing Hispanic business ownership across Greater Waco.
Miguel Valverde your local Texas Realtor with Coldwell Banker, APEX Realtors. "Served my country for 20 years, serving my community for a lifetime" retired from the United States Navy as a First class Petty officer Aviation machinist mate Enlisted Air warfare Specialist in August of 2012. Native Wacoan, graduate of Waco High Lion pride '92. Actively serving for the city of Waco council appointed potion building standards commission (code enforcement), board of directors Waco city center, board of directors vice chairman central Texas Hispanic chamber of commerce, Senior Vice Commander for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2148 and junior vice commander for the Texas Veterans of Foreign wars district 29. It is his great pleasure to help you with all your real estate needs, "... building stronger communities through home ownership" and thanks you for allowing him to serve the greater Waco community. He owns Valverde United Inc., a private construction business. Miguel is a proud father to Victoria and a great friend and uncle to Jerimiah. He graduated from Waco High School and Park College. He enjoys sports, deep sea fishing, and playing music.
As CTHCC Vice Chairman, he has enjoyed forming relationships with both chamber and community members. He is proud of the Chamber’s commitment to give back to the community whether its providing hosted events or college scholarships. His personal goal is to help those wanting to make a difference in the community
Noey Meza is currently a Social Studies teacher at Connally Jr. High and coaches girls' athletics (cross country, basketball, and track). Noey is a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association and the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Noey graduated from the University of Texas San Antonio. He, his wife, and their four children are all very active in church, sports, and local community events. Noey is a leader with the Connally Jr. High Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization and also works as a baseball umpire during spring tournaments. Noey utilizes Chamber activities to increase contacts and networking opportunities. He is always looking for ways to make connections and ways to make a greater impact. His goals include increasing small business memberships and event attendance.
Vice President and lending officer with Texas First State Bank. He is a life-long Wacoan. After graduating from Texas Christian Academy, Mark attended MCC for two years, then transferred to Baylor University to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Risk Management and Insurance. He is very active in the community, serving on the board of the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the City of Waco. He is passionate about donating resources and time to his life-long parish of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, playing sports, or relaxing with family and friends. Mark is proud to represent his employer and family, both having long ties to Chamber growth and community development. Mark looks forward to building professional and personal relationships with all Chamber members, seeking opportunities to work together on mutual goals. He is happy to lend a hand with upcoming projects, growing the Chamber one experience at a time.
A full-time Funeral Director at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey. He grew up in Waco, graduating Waco High School and Baylor University, before earning a Mortuary Science Degree from Amarillo College in 2015. Between college degrees, Josh moved to Thailand for a year to teach English as a second language. He has several years’ experience working with local families and individuals impacted by intellectual and development disabilities. Josh enjoys spending quality time with his family, especially his nephews and niece. He works out with the TUF Bootcamp, runs trails at Cameron Park, and enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and supporting the Baylor Bears. Josh is an active member of University Baptist Church in Waco. Josh enjoys Chamber opportunities to work with professionals from other industries, coordinating services and events that make the Waco community a better place. His top goal for the next year is to help improve on last year’s success for an even better 2017.
Jonathan Olvera is a Loan Officer/Member Services Representative with Heart O’ Texas Federal Credit Union (HOTFCU). Jonathan and his wife, Alex, have two daughters: Priscila and Ximena. Jonathan serves on the board of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) as a formal representative of CTHCC. Jonathan also serves as a committeeman for the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Esperanza Committee, as well as Worship Leader at Ministerios Betania Waco. HOTFCU has been a proud supporter of CTHCC events for many years; Jonathan is proud to formally represent the organization through Board and community roles. He looks forward to creating a positive impact in the Hispanic Community, as well as the Greater Waco area by increasing the Chamber’s influence within today’s growing neighborhood and business sectors.
Linda Rubio Frausto served as a Certified Nurse’s Aide for over twenty years before becoming a full-time Insurance Agent for Direct Auto and Life and where she has been for 7 years and has lived in the Waco area for last 15 years. In that short amount of time, Linda has actively led a high-performance team, earning the 2013 Team Player Award, 2014 Top Performing Agent Regional Award, 2014-2015 Top Performing Store, 2014 -2018 Agent Marketing Award, 2014 Store of the Year, 2014 Dealership Marketing Award, 2014 Bright Idea Award, 2016-2017 highest net written premium, 2016 Highest FC Score, also Lead Agent for Direct Auto, 2014 CTHCC Corporate Business of the Year Award and 2018 Recognition for Dedicated Service. She and her late husband, Raul Frausto, have five children and seven grandchildren. Linda is very involved with her families’ school interests and activities in addition to church activities at First Baptist Church of Elm Mott. In her spare time, she loves to read and volunteer with community events. Linda looks forward to engaging Chamber members and community partners in upcoming events, making a difference one connection at a time. Linda also serves on the First Baptist Church of Elm Mott Youth and Personal Committees.
Henry Carbajal is currently employed at Placements Unlimited Inc. as Business Development/Transportation Supervisor. Henry is also a graduate from University High School and attended Baylor University. Not only is Henry the ultimate sports fan, but he has also has worked to help generations of children in the Waco community to learn and love sports as well. He enjoys watching the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, and all Baylor University athletics. He personally takes the field as UIL/TASO game official with volleyball, basketball, baseball, and Waco ISD football. Henry has served the CTHCC Board for several years, but he has also served as a leader in many community groups including Little League Baseball, WISD CDMC Committees, Optimist Club, Greater Waco Sports Commission. Henry enjoys his work with the CTHCC for the opportunities to network with businesses and the Hispanic Community. His goals are to help promote the use of local businesses and member businesses to meet growing community needs.
Mark Heslep has owned Luxury Limousine of Waco for ten years, and won the 2014 CTHCC Small Business of the Year Award. He attended McLennan Community College, Clear Creek Seminary, and Warren Robbins University. He and his wife, Margie, have three sons: Mark, Jr., Brent and Preston. Mark serves as a church minister at Grace Gospel Church in Axtell where he shares a strong passion for God and music. He has enjoyed his Chamber membership for years, appreciating how staff & leadership focus on helping small businesses succeed. He looks forward to serving as a Board Director to increase his opportunities in helping others achieve their personal and business goals.