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Richard Marquez

Richard Marquez

PRESIDENT / CEO

Richard Marquez began what is now a well-rounded career in education in 1975 as a middle school teacher. Over the past 40 years, he has worked in every possible area

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James Ponce

James Ponce

SUPERINTENDENT

Prior to joining Texans Can Academies, Ponce was superintendent of schools for the McAllen, Texas school district. During his tenure, McAllen ISD earned numerous state

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Dan Cahalen

Dan Cahalen

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Cahalen’s 30+ years of nonprofit management will allow him to acclimate quickly to elevate and add to the supporters of Texans Can Academies, officials stated in a release.

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Norma Allen

Norma Allen

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Norma Allen is a results-driven human resources leader with a passion for innovation and business process improvement.

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Marian P. Hamlett

Marian P. Hamlett

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Marian P. Hamlett is a Certified Public Accountant who has worked in a variety of industries through her 30 year career including publicly traded companies and various school

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Fernando Marino

Fernando Marino

Executive Director of Compliance-Business Solutions

Fernando Marino is a highly accomplished and effective thought leader, with international experience in Finance, Technology, Supply Change Management, Marketing, and Sales.

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Richard Peña

Richard Peña

Executive Director of Operations & Engineering

Boasting more than 30 years of extensive experience in the technology services industry, Richard Peña is extremely well versed in IT infrastructure technology, services

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Raul E. Machuca Jr

Raul E. Machuca Jr

Director of Digital Media

Raul E. Machuca Jr. is Director of Digital Media at Texans Can Academies, a nonprofit organization located in five major Texas cities and serving over 5,000 underprivileged youth.

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