Patricia V. Mares Asip

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Patricia V. Mares Asip Commissioner Commission on Human Rights (Term: March 31, 2004 through February 1, 2009)

"After a 24-year rewarding career with the JCPenney Co., Inc., Patricia V. Mares Asip formed a new firm, Mares Inter-Americas Corporation, specializing in International Affairs and Business Development in the Americas...

"In 1992, she was appointed by President Bush to the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission. She served for the life of the commission. She also served as a member of the Federal Communication Commission's Small Business Advisory Committee (SBAC), and the board of Advisors to the Superintendent of the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California. In 1981, Secretary of Defense, Casper Weinberger, appointed her to a 3-year term on the Defense Advisory Committee of Women in Services (DACOWITS); she served one year as the Vice Chair.

"Ms. Asip was recently named to the prestigious "100 Hispanic Influential" by Hispanic Business magazine, and is frequently asked to address business and civic organizations on a broad range of subjects dealing with Hispanic marketing and Glass Ceiling Diversity issues.

"Ms. Asip credits her husband, Tom, and daughter, Helena, with much of her career success, and has found their pride in her to be inspiring." [1]

"She is a founding member of Hispanic 50, a Hispanic women's leadership organization in Dallas, and active in Goodwill Industries of Dallas and the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of the United States. She attended the University de la Plata in Buenos Aires. Her term will expire Feb. 1, 2005." [2]