2018 CCU40 Honorees

James Aleman – Aleman Allstate Agency
Andrea Amaya – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Ashley Arevalo – Period Corpus Christi
Colton Bartel – Susann’s Custom Jewelers
Zoraida Basaldu – CITGO
Bill Bonilla – Bonilla & Chapa
Matthew Brennan – Fellowship of Oso Creek
Shannon Bumstead – Bumstead Properties & Associates
Christina Buttler – Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living
Jamie Copeland – Corpus Christi Independent School District
Dr. Coral Dworaczyk – South Coast Real Estate
Derrick Escobedo – Johnson Controls
Courtney Gallion – Corpus Christi Medical Center
Heather Garcia – Sterling Personnel
Elizabeth Gibbens
Dr. Xavier Gonzales – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Erica Gonzalez – REE Inc., McDonald’s
Lori Gonzalez-Ybarra – Lola’s Street Boutique
Claudia Huerta – Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau

Dr. K. Michelle Hunnicutt Hollenbaugh – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Kimberly Johnson – Tuloso Midway Independent School District
Jamie Lynn Jones – Corpus Christi Independent School District
Jennifer LaClair – Prime Real Estate
Adam Lopez – Frost Bank
Marcus Lozano – Feathered Friends and Co.
Nancy Madsen – Oh My Goodness Boutique
Kathryn Mills – Cindy Boudloche, Chaper 13 Trustee
Victoria Morales – Driscoll Health Plan
Shelby O’Brien – General Land Office
Dusty Oliveria – PRODUCE
Heather Orr – TLC Medical Clinic & Code 3 ER Urgent Care
Ashley Ramirez – Coastal Bend Blood Center
Matthew Rodriguez – Davis, Hutchinson & Wilkerson, LLP
Sarah Scott – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Parmveer Singh – Royal India Restaurant and Singh Education Services
Ryan Smith
Ashlee Struchen – CSA Marketing, SWEETEST SNAPS PHOTOGRAPHY
Randy Webb – RK WEB LLC
Mayra Zamora – Mira.Mayra.Art.

2017 CCU40 Honorees

Musanna Al-Muntasir

Dr. Chad Allen

Rob Boscamp

Dr. Criselda I. Castillo

Damla Eytemiz

Jonathan Gain

Stephanie Garcia

Jonathan Garison

Lori Ann Garza

Juan Sebastian Garzon

Melanie Gavlik

Blinda Gibson

Rosana Vanessa Gomez Pachon

Stephanie Gutierrez Meza

Brent Holt

Christina Hunter

Melanie Jennings

Mickey Kramer

David Landeros

Deana Lara

Dr. Stephen Lenz

Michael McDougall

Chase McRoberts

Micheal Miller

Tiffany Montemayor

Toni Cheryl Nerren, PHR

Troy Nicholson, Jr.

Sushil C. Pallemoni

Dr. Jacqueline M Phillips

Art Ramirez

Jennifer Ramirez

Jordan Regas

Julie Romano

Luis Sanchez

Eloisa Odette Silvas

Brian Sims

April Smith

Jonathan Torres

Amy Twardowski

Kamran Zarghouni

2016 CCU40 Honorees

Dr. Amy Aldridge

Traci Arellano

Pedro Azevedo

Aislynn Campbell

Curtis Clark

Justin Colmenero

Annalee Cruz

Brenda Davis

Hilary Davis

Natasa Davis

Juan (J.J.) De La Cerda Jr.

Mallory Gabro

Carlos Garanzuay

Susan Gonzales

Morgane Heinz

Katherine Hewett

Katie Hoover

Christopher Horn

Erica Lozano

Justin McComb

Samantha Mendoza

Denny Meyer

Kristie Moeller Veit

Victor Narvarrete

Dr. Nicholas Nilest

David Pena

Adam Pogorzelski

Dr. Michael Ramirez

Loren Rock

Sandra Rodriguez

Amanda Tijerina

Genelle Timperlake-Sanders

Adria Palacios Vasquez

Nancy Vasquez Zuniga

Angelica Vela

Jennifer Vela

Uma Venkat

Michelle Villarreal Leschper

Sean Walker

Dr. Chase Young


2015 CCU40 Honorees

ELVIA AGULLAR
Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau

STEVEN ALFORD
CHRISTUS Spohn

STACIE ANAYA
City of Corpus Christi

CLAUDIA AYALA
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

TREE BAKER
Davis, Hutchinson & Wilkerson, L.L.P.

DR. VLERIE BARTELT
Texas A&M University-Kingsville

BETH BECERRA
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

MEGAN BECK
YMCA of the Coastal Bend

DR. BENNIE BERKVENS
CHRISTUS Spohn

KARINA CARLISLE
L.K. Jordan Associates

DR. ALISSA CHAPMAN
City of Corpus Christi

CANDE DE LEON
Diocese of Corpus Christi

MONICA DIAZ
Nueces County Community Action Agency

R. ANDREW FLORES
The Premier Group – AXA Advisors, LLC

JOHN GARCIA
Comfort Suites

JESSICA HAMILTON
Corpus Christi Caller-Times

AMY HARVEY
Texas State Aquarium

JESSICA HESTER
Brooke’s Blossoming Hope for Childhood Cancer Foundation

LISA HINOJOSA
ZJZ Hospitality Inc.

JILL JACOBS
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

MICHAEL KEESEE
Time Warner Media

SAMUEL LONGORIA
Kleberg Bank

DR. MICHELLE MARESH-FUEHRER
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

BRIDGET MARKWOOD
Leader N U

DAPHNE MARTIN
L3 Communications

DR. KEEGAN MASSEY
CHRISTUS Spohn Family Medicine

CRYSTAL MATERN
Corpus Christi Independent School District

DR. MARK OLSON
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

DIANA ORTEGA-FEERICK
Del Mar College

C. MiICHELLE UNDA
NuStar Energy

ANTHONY REISINGER
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

KEVIN ROBERTS
Arts of Defense Martial Arts

JENNIFER ROCK
Rock Engineering

GABE RODRIGUEZ
Baxter Brooks Real Estate & Balcony Realty

ARACELI SAENZ ROSALES
St. Jude Medical, Inc.

DR. RITA SPERRY
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

AMANDA STEPHENS
Time Warner Media

JANINA VELA
Corpus Christi Independent School District

NATALIE VILLARREAL
Del Mar College

BILL WILSON
American Bank

2014 CCU40 Honorees

EFRAIN ARRIAGA
Vela Dental Center

ALEXIS BALKO
Paragon Healthcare

ALYSSA MICHELLE BARRERA
City of Corpus Christi

ISA BARRERA
ISA Group

MARJORIE BOUDREAUX
Goodwill Industries

TRACY BRACY
Better Business Bureau

LUIS CABRERA
Cintas Corporation

CHARLOTTE CASTANEDA
Orion Drilling Company LLC

HALEY CYR
The Cattery

MELISSA ESPITIA
City of Corpus Christi

LAURA GARCIA
Spohn Hospital

ANTHONY GAVLIK
HDR

CRISSY HINOJOSA
Bay LTD.

CASSANDRA HINOJOSA
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

JESUS JIMENEZ
International Consulting Engineers

MARIO JIMENEZ
Govind Development

RICHARD JONES
Mike Shaw Toyota

SHAWN KARACA
Moore Supply Co

BONNIE KIRKLAND
Wood, Boykin & Wolter

ASHLEY LARRABEE
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

AMANDA LEAL
KIII-TV3

KRISTINA LEAL
City of Corpus Christi

MARI MARLOW
Fleet Feet Sports

SEAN MINTZ
Centurion Medical Liability Protective

MIKE MUNOZ
B.E. Beecroft Company, Inc

MARCUS NAISE
LNV, Inc

JAIME NODARSE
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

JAREN PALMER
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi

NICOLE PANNONE
Omni Hotel

VANESSA RAMIREZ
Penn Thomas PC

CHRISTINE SIERRA
Corpus Christi Independent School District

ADAM SPENGLER
Berkeley Eye Center

CHRISTINA STELLY
Christus Spohn South Hospital

JOSHUA TIJERINA
New York Life

MIKE TRIEBER
Cassidy’s Irish Pub

ROGER VASQUEZ
Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation

STEPHANIE WALTRIP
Omni Hotel

MATTHEW WESSON
MI SWACO/Schlumberger

SHANNON WHITE
Wood, Boykin & Wolter

LIZA WISNER
Insperity

2013 CCU40 Honorees

ISABEL ARAIZA
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

LESLIE BALERIO
Sinton ISD

ISABEL BARERA
ISA Group

BART BEDSOLE
Evening Post Communications

VICTOR BETANCOURT
V-Fit Fitness Studios

LINDY BURNS
Youga Yoga Studio

LOGAN BURTON
LNV Engineering

MARCO CASTILLO
Kenedy Foundation

DEREK CHANG
Derek J. Chang, D.D.S., PLLC

CHRISTOPHER DUNN
Mattress Firm

MATTEW EZELL
South Texas Building Partners

ADAM FARRELL
Pinnacle Performance Fitness

GREGORY FREEMAN
DFI Capital Advisors, LLC

REBECCA GARCIA
New York Life

KRYSTAL HOUCK
H-E-B

SHELLY HULSE
Starkey Mortgage

JEFF LEHRMAN
Anderson, Lehrman, Barre, Maraist, LLP.

BARBI LEO
Clear Channel Communications / KIII

MARCO LONGORIA
Branscomb PC

BRYAN MAYHOOD
Corpus Christi Hooks

GARY MOORE
Moore Insurance Agency

SHANA MORENO
Security Services F.C.U.

NICOLE MORIN
Affiliated Therapy Group Practice

FONZIE MUNOZ
Fonzie Munoz Photography

ALISSA PENA
Katz 21 Steaks & Spirits

SAMANTHA PERSON
The Cattery Cat Shelter

CHAD PETERS
Armadillo Sports Chiropractic

LINDSEY PIETSCH
Freedom Fitness & Le’ Home Collection

SARA POE
IBC Insurance

MICHELLE E. RAMIREZ
Driscoll Children’s Hospital

LAURA ROGERS
Arnold Gonzalez, Jr. – Attorney At Law & Counselor

VALERIE RUSSELL
Celanese

COLETTE RYE
Corpus Christi Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

LUCIANO SALAZAR
Merrill Lynch

STEFANY SCHADE
TorOso Financial Group

MAURICE SMITH
MHMR of Nueces County

JOHN H. STEARNS
Stearns Wealth Management

MAGESH THIYAGARAJAN
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

ERIC VILLARREAL
LNV Inc.

MICHAEL ZAMORA
Corpus Christi Caller Times

2012 CCU40 Honorees

AMANDA BACK SANCHEZ
La Palmera

ANDREA BAKER
Keller Williams Realty Coastal Bend

VIJAY BINDINGNAVELE, MD *
Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

HOLLIE BORCHERS
Stingers Coffee

TRACY BROWNING
NuStar Energy, LP

ANITA CADENA
Stripes LLC

JONAS CHUPE
Frost National Bank

WILLIAM CURTIS, MD
Future Focus Direct

J.R. DE LA GARZA
Coastal Cardiology Association

DAMIEN FORNERIS
NuStar Energy, LP

JAMIE FOSTER
Texas Agrilife Research

FRANK FRANKLIN III
Clear Channel Radio

RICK GOMEZ
Gomez Gabriel Real Estate

AMY GRIFFIN
Kleberg Bank

KELLY GROCHOW
CCISD

HEATHER GUERRERO
Texas State Aquarium

MACKENZIE GUEVARA
Takeaway Gourmet

PETER HANSEN
Annapolis Christian Academy

JOE HILLIARD
Fencing Inc. of Texas

KRIS JENSEN
NuStar Energy, LP

PAIGE KIMBALL TERRY
Junior Achievement of the Coastal Bend

DANIEL LUCIO
Coastal Bend Bays Foundation

MICHELLE MARESH
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

ALBERT MARTINEZ
CCISD

KIMBERLY MCNIERNEY
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

BEN MOLINA
Pinnacle Roofing Systems Inc.

M. CAMERON PERRY
HDR Engineering Inc.

VANESSA SANTOS-GARZA
USDM.net

JESSICA SAVAGE
Corpus Christi Caller-Times

JOHN RYAN SEAMAN
Seaman Financial

ADAM SMITH
Valero Energy Corporation

BETH TERRY
Chick-Fil-A

CRAIG THOMPSON
Naismith Engineering Inc.

SARAH TINDALL
American Heart Association

AMANDA TORRES
Nueces Co. Judge Precinct 1

AMY TOWERY
Del Mar College Foundation

ALFONSO TRUJANO JR.
LR Global LLC

BENJAMIN VELA, DDS
Vela Dental Centers

AMY KIDDY VILLARREAL
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend

LORETTE WILLIAMS
CCISD

2011 CCU40 Honorees

HENSLEY “TRIPP” BATEY
Hose of South Texas, Inc.

LAURA BENNETT
Naismith Engineering

DEVEN BHAKTA 
ZJZ Hospitality, Inc.

GUSTAVO BARRERA
IBC Bank

KATHERINE BARERA
Mosaic

KRISTIN BELL
Texas State Aquarium

RUBEN BONILLA
Farmers/Ruben Bonilla Insurance

LEXI BUQUET
Bucket Works, LLC

CLAY CAMPBELL
London ISD

CHRISTINA CISNEROS
City of Corpus Christi Gas department

KATE CLOWER
Christus Spohn Health System

STEVEN DEASES 
AEP Texas

POLLY DUNN 
Branscomb PC

LINDSEY EDWARDS
Bombay Lounge

AMY GRANBERRY
Charlie’s Place

DANIEL HEILMAN
HDR Engineering

BETSY HERRING
Cardiology Associates of Corpus Christi

JAKE HERRING
Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries

REAGAN JOHNSON
C4 Animation

GREGORY LAMANTIA
L & F Distributors

YVETTE LARA
Del Mar College

CATHERINE LUTZ
Cintas

BROOKE MILAM
Ryan-Sanders Baseball

SOLOMON ORTIZ, JR.
OSC Group, Inc.

C. MICHELLE PETERS
NuStar Energy

AIDAN PERALES
Chaves, Resendez & Rivero

REGINA GARCIA-POSADA
Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau

RACHEL PRUNEDA
Ascent Home Loans

JEFFREY POLLACK
HDR Engineering

WILL PETTUS
Pettus Advertising, Inc.

DR. BERT RAMOS
Complete Family Eye Care

MELINDA ROBLES 
Oil Express

CURTIS ROCK
Rock Engineering, Inc.

KATE RODRIGUEZ
Premier High School

ANGELA ROWE
City of Corpus Christi

MONICA SANDERSON
Conreco, Inc.

MICHAEL SCHMIDT 
Texas Roadhouse

ASHLEY RHODES-SMITH
Navy Army Federal Credit Union

DR. CARLA GAMEZ-VELA
Del Mar College

ROBERT VIERA
LNV Engineering

2010 CCU40 Honorees

FREDDY ALVAREZ 
Topaz Power Group

JORDAN ANDERSON
Anderson, Lehrman, Barre & Maraist

CHRISTINA BARRERA
CCISD, Casa Linda Elementary School

CINDY BARRERA
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

KELLY BALMACEDA
Sparkling City Lights Opera

JEREMY BARNES
Boy Souts of America

ANNA BORREGO
Valero-Bill Greehey Refinery

JACQUELINE CHROBOCINSKI
Veins Centers of Texas

NATHAN DIAZ
Canient Search Partners & The Pooch Pad

AMANDA GARCIA 
Artfly Communications

DANIEL GARZA
Reel Simple Productions

GABRIEL GUERRA
Kleberg Bank

ROBERT GARCIA
Antonio E Garcia Arts & Education Center

RUDY GARZA
City of Corpus Christi

AARON GUEVARA
American Red Cross-Coastal Bend

HOLLY HOFFMAN
Corpus Christi Caller Times

HEIDI HOVDA
Nustar Energy

JAYME JEFFRIES
Ovations Food Service/ Ortiz Intl. Center

ELIZABETH KINGSBURY
HDR Engineering, Inc.

JARRET KROUSE
Frost Bank

SANDRA KEELER
Nustar Energy

KEVIN KIESCHNICK
Prosperty Bank

CASEY LAIN
House of Rock

DAVID LESCALLEET III
City Church Corpus Christi

ROBERT LEWIS
United States Military

DAVID LOEB
Landlord Resources

DOMINIQUE OLIVAREZ
Unique Employment Services

DAN OWEN
Goodwill Industries

ELAINE LOPEZ
Lyondellbasell Industries

EMILY MARTINEZ
City of Corpus Christi

DABNEY WELSH PETTUS
Welder Leshin-LLP

GARRICK PHELPS
Usdm.net/US Destination Marketing

JOSEPH RAMIREZ
LR Global LLC

TERESA RAZO
Por Vida Inc./Corpus Christi College Preparatory High School

STEPHEN RYBAK
Morehead, Dotts & Associates

RENEE SOLOMON
American Bank

JENNIFER STARR
Foster Angels of South Texas

STEVEN TRIGGER
Perrone, Trigger & Associates

PABLO VEGAS
AEP Texas

TAMMY WAHLSTROM 
Amedisys Home Health Services

2009 CCU40 Honorees

MARK AVELAR 
SMG/American Bank Center

BARBIE BAKER 
NASCC

STEVE BARRERA
CCISD

JULIE BEDSOLE
American Cancer Society

D’ANNE BUQUET
IBC Bank

JESSICA DAVILA-BURNETT
AEP Texas

DENEE’ CARTWRIGHT
Nustar Energy

CHARLOTTE D. CASTENEDA
Orion Drilling

ANTHONY CASTORENA
CCISD/Pedicab

JAMES CHROBOCINSKI
Chistus Spohn

MARY LOU ELIZONDO-GONZOLAS
The Ortiz Center Managed by Ovations

STEPHANIE ELIZONDO GRIEST
Author

LARA ANN ESPARZA
Driscoll Children’s Hospital

REBECCA ESPARZA
Esparza Public Relations

ERICA D. GARCIA
Hornblower, Manning Ward, Harrison, Venecia & Rodriguez

J.J. GOTTSCH
Ryan-Sanders Baseball

CHRISTINA HERNANDEZ
Planned Parenthood

MARIE HERZIG
Lyondellbasell

NATHAN L. HINOJOSA
Railroad Seafood Station

LISA C. HUERTA
The Huerta Law Firm

MICHELLE M. HUERTA
United States District Court

KELLEY A. KNIGHT
Knight Interiors

DAVID LOEB
Landlord Resources

OMAR G. LOPEZ
AEP Texas

CHRISTINA MARTIN 
Martin Ulisse Importa

MICHELE LYNN MASLYK
GE Energy

STEPHEN MCMAINS
Attorney

DANNY NOYOLA,JR. 
CCISD

SONIA NOYOLA 
CCISD

MATT OPEL 
L.K. Jordan & Associates

CURTIS ROCK 
Rock Engineering & Testing Laboratory Inc.

STEVEN SCHMIDT 
Nustar Energy

DAVID M. SMITH
Nustar Energy

KEVIN STAFFORD
Lyondellbasell

KEN TREVINO
Serco of Texas

KATIA URIARTE
KIII TV3

SUSAN VANBRUNT
Dupont

SHERI WASHBURN
Serco of Texas

TIFFANY WEBB
Prosperity Bank

KIM WOMACK
City of Corpus Christi