Veronica Fuentes

Age: 38

 

Business: Abilene Chamber of Commerce

 

Job title: Director of Committees

 

Why are you working in this industry? I enjoy being part of team that works well together, I like to help others accomplish their goals, and I love that my position helps me to more outgoing, positive, and energetic.

 

What are three daily habits that have helped you to become successful? Making my bed every day, daily words of affirmation, and continuing to have hope.

 

Who is the person who most influenced you in business? I have been very blessed to have three phenomenal people to help guide me along my path. My dad, Johnny Fuentes, my mentor, Joy Ellinger, and my best friend, Jessica Taylor.  Each one has shown me that in order to be truly successful you have to take a big risk, you must want it for yourself, and you must live your true authentic self.  

 

What is the best advice you have ever received? The best advice I have received has been from my dad-TRY! If you don't try you will never know what you can achieve, and if you fail, take a breath, dust yourself off, and start over.  I'll always have your back!

 

Where will we find you enjoying your hard-earned time off? I am most at peace, content, and happiest when I am listening to music, especially if it is live! I can't explain how I feel but I can find a song that can! 

 

Describe yourself in one word. Vivacious 

 

If you were to give one piece of advice to someone starting out in your field what would it be? Be stubborn about your goals but be flexible about your methods.

 

Community Involvement:

Abilene Home Away from Home Board Member

Abilene Young Professionals

Leadership Abilene Class of 2020

Volunteered with numerous nonprofit’s in the community

 

Your family: Parents: Johnny & Nelda Fuentes, Sister: Patty Fuentes