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Seguin Chamber of Commerce Announces the 2023 Texas Women of Influence Awardee

The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce, Texas Women of Influence Conference Committee is proud to announce that the 2023 Texas Women of Influence Awardee is former Texas Secretary of State Ruth Ruggero Hughs. Mrs. Hughs was chosen by a committee from a long list of nominees to receive the award. Ruth is a partner at Kelly Hart’s Austin office and co-chairs the firm’s Public Law group.

Mrs. Hughs most recently served the State of Texas as the 113th Secretary of State, appointed by Governor Greg Abbott in 2019. As Secretary, she was the State’s Chief Election Officer, Chief International Protocol Officer, and the Governor’s Chief Advisor and Liaison to Mexico and the border region. While Secretary of State, she served as the Texas’ Border Commerce Coordinator and Chair of the Border Trade Advisory Committee (BTAC), which advises the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to advance infrastructure projects that facilitate cross-border trade between Texas and Mexico. In that role, she convened the BTAC, which included over 30 stakeholder groups and worked to advance the Texas-Mexico Border Transportation Master Plan (BTMP) to completion.

Mrs. Hughs will be honored at the Texas Women of Influence Conference that will be held August 2-3, 2023 in Seguin, Texas where Ruth will provide the conference keynote address for the conference. The conference will also honor a local (Guadalupe County, Texas) Women of Influence on the first day of the conference at the conference kick off gala themed “Hats off to Her” – this awardee will be announced at a later date by the Award Selection Committee. The Thursday, August 3, 2023 conference theme will be “Inspire” and will feature several speakers and break-out sessions featuring Texas Women Influencers from both local and from across the state of Texas.

More information about the conference and conference attendance can be obtained by contacting the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce at 830-379-6382.

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