In Good Company
Randy Vivian, president and chief executive officer of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, completed his third year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Vivian was recognized by his peers with the "Spirit of Institute Award" which is given to the third year student who most exemplifies the leadership qualities presented in the institute program.
Sandy Mendez was named June Employee of the Month at the University of Houston-Victoria. She is the senior secretary of the School of Business Administration and has worked at UHV since 2001. Mendez received a framed certificate and a $50 gift card.
Jeffrey Di Leo, dean of the University of Houston-Victoria School of Arts and Sciences, was recently invited to be a plenary speaker at the 10th International Conference on the Book at Universidad Abat Oliba CEU in Barcelona, Spain. His presentation addressed the changing role of the book in digital academe.
More than 3,000 people attended this year's Builders Association of Victoria Parade of Homes, Lifestyle Choices. Attendees visiting each home in a particular category of the Parade homes were asked to vote for their favorite home in that category. In the "Over 3,000 sq. ft." category, the "Peoples Choice Award" was presented at the recent local association's monthly membership meeting to Brad Blanton of Blanton Builders, Inc. for his No. 12 Parade home located at 1684 Zengerle Road in Cuero.
The winner for the "Between 2,000 and 3,000 sq. ft." division was David Marshall of DM Custom Homes for his No. 8 Parade Home at 600 Leita Road in Telferner.
In the "Under 2,000 sq. ft." division, the award was presented to Rex Horst of Designer Homes by Rex Horst for his No. 9 Parade home located at 106 Auburn Hill.
Lynn Miori, a certified public accountant with Keller and Associates was appointed to the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Board of Directors for a three-year term. She also attended the Women Advisors Forum Dallas, exclusively for women in the advisory business.
Shelly Bernhard, an assistant tax manager with Keller and Associates, received her Master in Business Administration from the University of Houston-Victoria.
Kyle Noack, an assistant tax manager with Keller and Associates, passed the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination (Series 65) to become a licensed Investment Advisor Representative for the firm.