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.

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 Boot camp, 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 2020.



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 Executive Board of the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) as the Vice Chair of Young Professionals and 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.

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.


Please welcome our new member of the board, Bridget Heins!

Please welcome our new member of the board, Gerardo Martinez.


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.

Please welcome our new member of the board, Pat Atkins.


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.

Please welcome our new member of the board, Hermann Pereria.