The Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance (Tyler HBA) is led by President/CEO, Nancy A. Rangel. Nancy has been an integral part of the continued success of the Tyler HBA. Her passion, leadership, organizational, and strategic planning skills have assisted the Tyler HBA during its initial transition years of its formation to a 501c3/nonprofit status, and she has remained the thriving force behind its continued growth and success.
Nancy is degreed from The University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Master of Science in Human Resource Development, where she was a member of the “First 50 Freshman” Class at UT Tyler, and where she also earned membership into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Chi National Honor Society, and National Honor Society of Leadership and Success.
Nancy is actively involved in leadership positions with both state and local professional organizations. She is engaged in the development and improvement of the Tyler community through service on local boards. Her community and leadership service have included organizations such as the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, Smith County Bar Foundation, City of Tyler Hit the Bricks, Literacy Council of Tyler, Tyler Area Business Education Council, City of Tyler Municipal Court Roundtable, Smith County Champions for Children, Tyler Executive Women’s Network, Tyler Sister Cities, Smith County Coalition Group, Tyler 1st Comprehensive Plan, Mayor’s Mentoring Achievement Program, Texas Hispanic American Museum, and Chairwoman for Smith County Census 2020 Complete Count Committee.
She also serves on various professional and community groups and organizations such as the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, where she has been involved in its Membership Drive three times. She is Leadership Tyler graduate of Class 25, where she has served in the capacity of Chair for the Leadership Tyler Kick-Off and the Leadership Tyler Leadercast events. She also serves as a Committed and Special Friend (LT100) of the Leadership Tyler group.
Nancy is a member of Catalyst 100, which is a collaborative effort between Leadership Tyler, the City of Tyler, Smith County, the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tyler Economic Development Council. The purpose of the program is to further equip and develop community leaders in the Tyler area
Nancy is a graduate of Class 2018 Leadership Texas. Leadership Texas is the longest standing and nationally recognized leadership program for executive and business women. It provides programs that advance and improve the personal, economic, and professional status of women. Nancy was the second Latina from Tyler to have been admitted and graduated from this elite program, and hopes to encourage other Latina women to become a part of this extraordinary program.
She is also a member of the City of Tyler’s Innovation Pipeline Network which is both a place and a network that brings together those doing tremendous work in Tyler to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. The Pipeline will leverage the synergies of this network to create a place where innovation intentionally occurs.
Nancy has also been recognized for her achievements in advancing the culture of the Latino American business community by the Latino American Who’s Who organization, Top 50 Women of 2019, Top 5 Nominee Sponsor for Advisor of the Year for the Hispanic Student Organization at TJC, has received the National Engaged Leader Award from the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, Clarion Call Award for her integrity, service, and commitment to the community, and recognized as an Esteemed Community Professional by the Latina Student Leadership Day group at TJC.
Nancy is married to her best friend, Misael, and mother to her two sons, Moses and Aaron. Both, she and Misael, have come to love and enjoy the East Texas lifestyle and love teaching their boys on the array of opportunities that are available for them to serve the amazing community of Tyler and East Texas.