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Sara was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. She began working at Alcon in 2007, where she has held roles of increasing responsibility across the finance organization.
She currently holds the role of Global Vision Care Franchise BPA Head and provides financial management and leadership for Alcon’s $3 billion Vision Care business. Prior to her role in the Vision Care Franchise, Sara held finance roles across Alcon’s SAP implementation, Division BPA, Global and US Surgical.
Sara holds a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Lutheran University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Christian University. She lives in Fort Worth with her husband, Sean, son, Liam (4) and 2 big rescue dogs, Atticus & Harper. Sara is active within her church, as well as an aspiring triathlete and trail runner.
Donna is a results-oriented, trusted advisor who consults with domestic and multi-national organizations on financial, risk, compliance, strategic, supply chain, and regulatory matters. Having recently retired from Deloitte, she focuses on maintaining and expanding her network and connecting with and mentoring others.
As a former partner, she is a qualified financial expert with vast experience in preparing for, presenting to, and working with Boards of Directors and Board Committees. She has proven experience building and managing highly-effective teams for providing services in multiple industries including consumer and industrial products, distribution, energy, technology and telecommunications.
Donna obtained her B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University in May, 1986. She and her husband, Jim, have been married for 30 years and their daughter, Emma, is currently in graduate school. Donna is passionate about her family and friends, the welfare of all children, Aggie football, traveling and reading.
Tonya is President and CEO of OCG+, a Texas based marketing and communications agency that she started in 2005. Before founding OCG PR, Tonya spent more than 10 years in the public affairs industry, were she led local, state and national public policy efforts for elected officials, large nonprofit organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Under Tonya’s leadership, her agency has led successful public relations campaigns throughout the U.S., in markets such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas.
Tonya's community involvement is extensive and her list of accolades is equally long. She serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations, including, Texas Christian University Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation board of directors, and the Public Relations Council board of directors. In addition, Tonya was recognized as the City of Fort Worth’s 1999 Woman of the Year in Public Service, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Madame C. J. Walker Award, The Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce 2009 Quest for Success Award recipient, and was featured as one of Fort Worth Business Press’s 2002 40 Under 40. In 2011, she received the Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Leaders Award, the 100 Black Men’s Women of Color Award in 2013, and Fort Business CEO magazine named her one of the 20 Women to Watch in Business.
Tonya holds an Executive MBA from Texas Christian University and a Bachelor's degree from Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas. A native of Fort Worth, she is married to U.S. Congressman Marc Veasey and has a son, Adam Clayton.
Ruoyun Xu, the head Social Media Strategist & Founder of C3nami, has a passion for empowering people and organizations be their authentic selves and tell their story. She and her team at C3nami, are passionate about educating and empowering businesses to utilize social media to build relationships with their greater communities. They help their clients connect their online marketing back to their business to help them to reach and capture their ideal customers effectively.
Before founding C3Nami, Ruoyun worked in the social media realm before Facebook even had Business Pages, starting as early as 2010. Her diverse background from business consulting to event planning and business development, allows her to guide her clients to tie their marketing back to their business goals.