Texas Junior Chamber will celebrate the achievements of Five Outstanding Young Texans (FOYT) during their Award Ceremony at their annual conference event in the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol August 13-15, 2010. The winners are between 18 and 41 years of age who “exemplify the best attributes of the nation’s young people.”
The winners of FOYT will also have the chance to be named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) at the National Level and are:
- Alberto P. Cardenas, Jr- works as an attorney in Houston, Texas based global law firm of Vinson & Elkins, LLC. He focuses his efforts in areas including business interests affected by America’s immigration laws. He has been chosen for his commitment in improving quality of life for all through his involvement to GHP’s Americans for Immigration Reform which has bridged the business community organizations.
- Dr. James D. Fowler- practicing chiropractor in Rowlett, Texas who strives to educate his patients on healthy lifestyle changes, weight management, and proper Chiropractic health. He exemplifies the Chamber creed by dedicating his time toward helping local non-profit organizations and contributing financially in community efforts. His enthusiastic ideas add true value to the City Special Event Planning Committee in which he serves.
- Mark A. Melton- active attorney in Dallas, Texas with Hunton & Williams LLP. He focuses on federal income tax issues related to both domestic and international corporate transactions. He also lectures on tax program at the Cox School of Business at SMU and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has been chosen due to his volunteer efforts through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program where he provides a free tax counseling to low-income residents and the State Bar of Texas’ Tax Court pro Bono program, Legal/Risk management for Big Thought to focus on improving public education, Helping Restore Ability helping provide home care for the disabled.
- Michael H Morath- is the Chief Operating Officer at Minute Menu Systems, LLC in Dallas Texas where he provides a comprehensive management system for childcare agencies that administer the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a federal initiative that provides free and reduced-price meals to disadvantaged children. The technology used by CACFP serve 900,000 children each day in the United States while significally reducing the program’s administrative costs. Has been chosen for his community service with Big Brother and Big Sisters, Addison Rotary Club. He is the current President-elect of the Addison Rotary Club, Vice President of Alpha Phi Alpha’s North Dallas chapter and a Leadership alum.
- Sean Carter-Hammerle- Chief Development Officer at Rothko Chapel in Houston Texas. He serves as Vice President of the External Relations for the Board of the Greater Houston Chapter of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) and serves on the international Board of AFP where he represents over 30,000 members worldwide. Sean has founding a non-profit fundraising organization, to creating an emergency assistance fund, for individuals facing debilitating illness, from starting an educational scholarship fund to spending one week every summer volunteering as a Lead Camp Counselor for children with HIV.
Texas Junior Chamber helps create a better world by empowering young people with leadership training and self improvement for members. Members use the skills learned to provide service and support for the communities in which they live. For the agenda on awards, speakers, and trainer times provided to enhance these traits visit: http://usjc.spotlightportfolios.com/fiveoutstandingyoungtexans/ Find out more about the Austin Junior Chamber (Jaycees) http://www.atxjc.us/media
By Monica Pena
Austin Times Staff