2017 Officers

President 2017
Emily Mathers

President-Elect 2018
Connie Hensley

VP Special Operations
Margarito Maldonado

AVP Operations
Jaime Ibarra

VP Special Operations
Neal Mathers

AVP Special Operations
Patty Rodriguez

Secretary
Veronica Hunt

Assistant Secretary
Lizette Cantu Diaz

Chair Beer Booth 1
Dagma Rodriguez

Chair Beer Booth 2
Alberto Sanchez

Chair Cantina I
Inez Ibarra

Chair Cantina II
David Diaz

Chair Soda/Water Booth
Lupita Vera

VP Events
Patty Hernandez

AVP Events
Gabriela Flores

Tug-of- War Chairs
Art Rosales
Carlos Lainez
Rodolfo Rivera, Jr.

Events Emcee
Mario Rodriguez

Grito Contest Emcee
Mariano ‘Bean’ Ayala

VP Entertainment
Narciso Escareno

AVP Entertainment
Ernie Barrientes

VP for Big Tent
Leo Cortez

AVP Big Tent
Laurie Garza-Cortez

VP Para Niño’s
Norma Harfeny

AVP Para Niño’s
Adrian Garcia

Assistant Para Ninos
Loribeth Stevens

Park Decorations
Sandra Hernandez

Decorators
Abby Hernandez
Gabriela Pineda

Chair Charro Days Classic 5K Run
Tiny Barrientes*

VP Membership
Anika Aviles

AVP Membership
Roel Aviles

Treasurer
Adrian Rangel

Assistant Treasurers
Norma Salazar
Manuel Fernandez

 

VP Vendor Services
Lupita Cortinas

AVP Vendor Services
Cesar Rosales
Laura Tavares*

Chair of Tug-of-War
Art Rosales*

VP Cook off/Sing off
Elizabeth Charles

AVP Sing-off
Cianna Perez

AVP Chili/Frijolympics Cook-off
Luis Garcia

Photographer – Photography Coordinator
Isabel Almanza

Photographers
Daniel Sanchez
Julio Olguin
Miros Menchaca
Rigo Davila
Rosemary Hensley Robledo
Sal Martinez
Roman Martinez

Execution Team
Eddie Uribe
Fred Gomez
Joel Sanchez
Johnny Martin
Robert Galvan
Ruben Barrientes

Corporate Marketing Team

Chief Marketing Officer
Connie Hensley

VP Marketing & Media
Michelle L. Garcia

AVP Marketing & Media
Aurora Stevens

VP Corporate Sponsorship
Noemi Salas

AVP Corporate Sponsorship
Denise Granado-Chavez

VP Corporate Relations
Sara Martinez

AVP Corporate Relations
Sylvia Rodriguez

Corporate Communications
Monica Garza

Sombrero Festival Board of Directors

Danny Loff
Mark Barnard
Dan Alaniz – Chief Financial Officer
Mary Alice Loya – General Manager
Alonso (Tiny) Barrientes
David Hanawa
Jose Luis Martinez
Jack Loff
Robert (Bobby) Lerma
Mary Jane Jackson
David Vela
Molly Plitt
Sammy Herrera
Roberto H. Solis

A. Roy Gonzalez
Adrian Garcia
Poncho Gomez
David Musso
Tommy Bermudez – Board Secretary
Sandra Herrera
Roy De los Santos-Cuellar
Gabriel (Gabe) Pena – HQ Operations Mgr.
JJ Gonzalez
Sergio Rodriguez
Olga Gonzalez – Board Chairman
Norma Gomez
Dillon Vanderford – Executive Director
Letty R. Garza