Esperanza "Hope" Andrade (R)
Last modified on: 09-24-2012 14:51:42
Home Town: San Antonio
107th Secretary of State
Mrs. Andrade is an entrepreneur from San Antonio. In 2003, she was appointed to the Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees the activities of the Texas Department of Transportation. She also served as interim chair of the commission from January to April of 2008.
Mrs. Andrade attended Our Lady of the Lake University, the University of the Incarnate Word and the University of Texas at San Antonio Entrepreneurship Program. She received the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Hope for Children Esperanza Award, San Antonio Leadership Hall of Fame Award, and the Republican National Committee’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award. She was also named Woman of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, Mother of the Year by Avance and Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration.