Houston businessman named vice chairman of Special Olympics Texas board of directors
Hector Amaya, of Houston, has been named vice chairman of the Special Olympics Texas board of directors, it was recently announced.
According to a Special Olympic press release, Amaya was originally named to the board in 2012 and has been part of the organization for several years as both a volunteer and fundraiser.
"Hector Amaya has been a passionate fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas over the past two years," said Margaret Larsen, president and CEO of Special Olympics Texas, in the press release. "We are pleased and excited to add his expertise and drive to the SOTX board of directors."
Professionally, Amaya is vice president of field operations for the Coca-Cola Refreshments Houston market unit. In this position, he has been responsible for the logistics, delivery, merchandising and warehousing of Coca-Cola products in the greater Houston region. He is also responsible for asset management, capital planning, staffing and safety of nine area distribution centers, according to the release.
"I am honored to become part of the Special Olympics Texas board of directors," said Amaya, in the press release. "I am excited about the opportunity to help this remarkable organization make a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families."
Coca-Cola has sponsored and supported the Special Olympics program since the Texas group was founded in 1968.
Special Olympics Texas is headquartered at 7715 Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 120, Austin.
For more information, call 512-835-9873 or visit www.sotx.org.
Special Olympics Texas is a privately-funded, nonprofit organization that encourages and empowers people with intellectual disability in all manner of endeavors, especially athletic competition.
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