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Texas Women’s Foundation Names Board Chair, Chair-Elect and New Board Members

Since 1985, TXWF has invested nearly $80 million in Texas women and girls

The Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) announced that Carrie Freeman Parsons, chair of the board at Freeman Company, will return for a second year as chair of the foundation’s board of directors. 

Goldman Sachs executive Cris Zertuche Wong was named chair-elect of the board and is set to succeed Parsons as board chair on July 1, 2025. Wong will serve a two-year term as board chair through June 30, 2027.

Additionally, the foundation welcomed new board members: Senior Vice President and Dallas Market President at Truist Renda Mathew, and Partner at Deloitte Holly Tucker.

“Returning Board Chair Carrie Parsons, Chair-Elect Cris Wong and our talented Board of Directors are committed to helping Texas Women’s Foundation achieve our vision of an equitable society where women and girls can fully participate,” Texas Women’s Foundation President and CEO Karen Hughes White “As the Foundation nears its 40th year, there is a clear need to support and advocate for Texas women and girls and to amplify their voices. We are grateful for the active role the board will play in the fulfillment of our mission.” 

The Texas Women’s Foundation also named the following individuals to its executive committee of the board of directors:

  • Carrie Freeman Parsons – Chair (Chair of the Board, Freeman Company)
  • Cris Zertuche Wong – Chair-Elect (Managing Director, Goldman Sachs)
  • Hattie Hill – Secretary (CEO, Hattie Hill Enterprises)
  • Jana Etheridge – Governance Committee Chair (Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, Capital One)
  • Lisette Mendez – Finance Committee Chair (Vice President Finance & Latin America Controller, AT&T)
  • Chrysta Castañeda – Member-At-Large (President/Founder, The Castañeda Firm)
  • Karen Hughes White – President and CEO, Texas Women’s Foundation

For a complete list of board directors, visit the link here.

By collaborating with women, families and communities, TXWF is fostering a stronger, more equitable Texas. TXWF raises funds from donors. These resources support over $7.1 million in annual investments that enhance economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls through research, advocacy, grants and educational initiatives. Since its inception in 1985, TXWF has invested nearly $80 million in Texas women and girls. 

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