SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Three San Antonio-area women business leaders have been named recipients of the Inspiring Texas Women award from the Women's Business Initiative of Sterling Bank.
The Inspiring Texas Women honorees are:
- Kathleen Kovich Acock, President and Owner of Alpha Building Corporation;
- Patricia E. Adams, CEO and Director of Counseling Services for Zeitgeist Expressions Inc.; and
- Sister Dorothy Ettling, Ph.D., Professor in the Dreeben School of Education at University of the Incarnate Word.
These deserving women and 16 additional nominees were honored at a San Antonio luncheon on Wednesday. Acock was nominated for inspiring women to overcome barriers and become leaders in their own right. Adams was cited for her leadership as a mental wellness professional. Ettling received the award for her dedication to promoting leadership and learning of women locally and globally.
The Inspiring Texas Women award celebrates the 10th anniversary of Sterling's Women's Business Initiative, which provides resources specifically designed for women-owned business owners and female executives to create added value to their relationships with Sterling Bank. The three San Antonio awardees are among the 10 women who have received the award. Four Houston women received awards in late October, and three Dallas award winners were named last week in Dallas.
Sterling Bank has 8 locations in the San Antonio and 56 in Texas. The 36-year-old independent bank specializes in relationship banking for owner-operated businesses, and delivers a full line of personal banking services, as well. In addition to competitive loan and deposit products, Sterling offers international banking, treasury management services, home equity loans, and investment services, plus a full staff of experienced professional bankers.
Photos: (1) Kathleen Acock - President and Owner, Alpha Building Corporation; (2) Shown on left is Dr. Patricia Adams, President and Director of Counseling Services, Zeitgeist Expressions, Inc. with Dahlia Garcia, Vice President and Commercial Banker, Sterling Bank; (3) shown on right is Sister Dorothy Ettling, PhD, Women's Global Connection - Incarnate Word University with Barb Chandler, Vice President and Regional Manager - San Antonio, Sterling Bank.
Susannah Moore Griffin
SOURCE Sterling Bank