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Texas Association of Business Names First Hispanic Board Chairman

A San Antonio business leader has taken the helm of the board of directors at the Texas Association of Business, the largest business advocacy group in the Lone Star State — and, increasingly, one focused on making sure the voices of business are heard at the Texas State Capitol.

Zachry Group Vice President of External Affairs A.J. Rodriguez was recently elected to the position at TAB, which is headquartered in Austin but represents companies across the state. Rodriguez is based in San Antonio.

Serving a one-year term that started on New Year’s Day, Rodriguez succeeds Gary Gibson, chief financial officer of Houston-based Star Furniture Co.

“It is a great time to be doing business in Texas,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “With participation, investment, and support from Texas business leaders, I have no doubt we will be able to continue TAB’s excellent record as the voice of public policy for Texas businesses in Austin and D.C.”

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