Chamber Staff

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Andrea Kosar

President & CEO

Andrea Kosar is the President and CEO of the Centex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. An entrepreneur herself, she serves as co-owner of Twisted Nail LLC., alongside her husband, Hunter Kosar. They are also investors in Artesano, a Paraguayan restaurant located in Paraguay. Before joining the family business, Kosar gained experience in marketing and public relations as she worked in local media. During her tenure at 25 News KXXV, she created and launched a new weekly segment, Positively Central Texas, where she developed a storytelling platform for Waco’s organizations and businesses doing good in the community. 

As a Baylor University graduate in Journalism, Public Relations, and Education, she has stayed active in the Hispanic Chamber’s community for seven years. Finding herself in the entrepreneurial community, the Hispanic Chamber’s resources were especially helpful as she and her husband grew their business.

When Andrea isn’t networking and telling stories of her beloved Waco, she and her husband are sure to be found trying new local restaurants, volunteering, visiting with family, or spending time with their two rescues, Hazelnut and Huckleberry.

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Dytrun Thirkill

Finance & Operations

Dytrun has served with the Hispanic Chamber in finance for over 10 years. Dytrun graduated from McLennan Community College in 2014 with an Associates Degree in Accounting and transferred to Tarleton State University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He currently serves on the E.O.A.C. board. Dytrun has held a variety of positions across many industries including hospitality, food service, and warehouse systems with each job giving him valuable insight to the different needs of our members. Dytrun and his family live in Lacy-Lakeview. During his spare time he enjoys to play all forms of sports from basketball with friends to working out.

Karla Bautista, MPH

Community Engagement & Events Coordinator

Karla graduated from Baylor University with her Bachelors in Biology and Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health. Originally from Katy, TX, she is proud to call Waco home for the last 7 years. She is committed to promoting community development via cross-sector collaboration and community-engaged research to build a stronger and more equitable Waco. She currently serves as a board of director for Keep Waco Beautiful and as a Core Partner Team member for United Way of Waco-McLennan County. In the evenings, you can catch her walking her dog Khora or reading a book from the Waco Library.

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Eric Terrazas

Director of Economic Development

Eric has a passion for community, small business, and building impactful relationships. His strong desire to build success in others led him to his role at the chamber. Eric has a background in sales, real estate, and business development. He is committed to using his time at the chamber to cultivate a more prosperous and thriving community in Waco with the ultimate goal of leaving a legacy for the next generation to benefit from and enjoy. When not on the job, Eric and his wife, Caelie can often be found enjoying local small businesses and events throughout Waco and going on hikes at Cameron Park with their two dogs, Pongo and Yoda.