HCWIB History

In 1985, 48 women came together to form the Hill Country Women in Business. Their purpose-- "to encourage and support adult women in business, working to cooperatively provide advice and to foster the economic stability of membership". This lofty goal has been achieved throughout the club's history. Several of the founding members are still active in the club and enjoy successful businesses.

Since the early days, HCWIB has met monthly. Program subject matter has covered a broad range of topics including politics, economics and communications as well as social events such as style shows and suppers. Whatever the subject, members always enjoy an evening of social, educational, and networking opportunities.

As Kendall County has grown and become more diverse, our membership has reflected that trend. Our ranks have become an interesting mix of professionals, artists, and retailers all involved in their own business while giving helpful advice, steady friendship, and generous emotional support to the other members in our group. Many of our women have stated that the chance to gather with others of like mind and common goals is one of the highlights of their month.

As the Hill Country Women in Business look toward the future, we have an open book in which to define our evolution. Continued growth in our surrounding area will bring greater numbers of professional women looking for a support structure that mirrors their personal and business goals. The ongoing mission of HCWIB will be to reflect a balanced set of values including business, personal, social, and civic. Our programming and leadership will continue to reflect the charter established by our founders - "to encourage and support adult women in business, working to cooperatively provide advice and to foster the economic stability of membership".

President History

  • 2016
    Paige Losoya
  • 2015
    Bonnie Tom
  • 2014
    Suzanne Roper
  • 2013
    Jackie Crouch
  • 2012
    Heather Tessmer
  • 2011
    Marie Hicks
  • 2010
    Bobbie French
  • 2009
    Kathy Hubbard
  • 2008
    Leah Coyne
  • 2007
    Carolyn Dutson
  • 2006
    Jeanne Buchanan
  • 2005
    Sharon Tschirhart
  • 2004
    Kera Dutton
  • 2003
    Sharon Huckabay
  • 2002
    Sharon Huckabay
  • 2001
    Suzann M. Woodward
  • 2000
    Gayle Eason
  • 1999
    Tenlee Lund
  • 1998
    Sue McCrary
  • 1997
    Carolyn Urban
  • 1996
    Marilyn O’Neil
  • 1995
    Debra Coward
  • 1994
    Lorrie Hengel
  • 1993
    Ola Horan
  • 1992
    Ann Reissig
  • 1991
    Nancy Holekamp
  • 1990
    Col. Bettie Edmonds (Ret.)
  • 1989
    Carolyn Fosdick
  • 1988
    Ginny Thompson
  • 1987
    Dee Roberson
  • 1986
    Marie Hicks
  • 1985
    Sylvia Mitchell

Woman of The Year

  • 2016
    Laurie Broesche
  • 2015
    Bonnie Tom
  • 2014
    Madhu Chadha
    Elaine Berringer
  • 2013
    Jackie Crouch
  • 2012
    Lucy Ziegler
  • 2011
    Cindy Ogle
  • 2010
    Kathy Hubbard
  • 2009
    Helene Bachmann
  • 2008
    Shari Keyes
  • 2007
    Carolyn Dutson
  • 2006
    Jeanne Buchanan
    Leah Coyne
  • 2005
    Amy Anderson
  • 2004
    Sharon Tschirhart
  • 2003
    Beth Coyle
    Patrice Davison
  • 2002
    Misty Thomas
  • 2001
    Bobbie French
  • 2000
    Gayle Eason
  • 1999
    Suzann M. Woodward
  • 1998
    Tenlee Lund
    Sue McCrary
    Elizabeth McRae, M.D.
  • 1997
    Cookie Edwards
  • 1996
    Carolyn Urban
  • 1995
    Marilyn O’Neil
  • 1994
    Debra Coward
  • 1993
    Jean Baggett
    Ann Reissig
  • 1992
    Lori Hengel
  • 1991
    Marie Hicks
  • 1990
    Col. Bettie Edmonds (Ret.)
  • 1989
    Shirley Wilson
  • 1988
    Carolyn Fosdick
  • 1987
    Ginny Thompson

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