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Un motor para la comunidad

Nativa de San Antonio, April Ancira creció, estudió, empezó su vida profesional y formó una familia en esta gran ciudad. Ahora, a través de su trabajo como Vicepresidenta de la concesionaria Ancira I-10 Auto Complex, busca ayudar no sólo a las personas que trabajan con ella sino también a sus clientes y al resto de la comunidad. Crecer en San Antonio, rodeada de la cultura hispana de la ciudad, fue algo que a April la llenó de experiencias enriquecedoras como aprender el idioma español. A los 16 años tuvo la inquietud de trabajar en el negocio familiar, así que empezó contestando teléfonos y archivando expedientes. Durante tres años realizó estas actividades y más adelante se incorporó al área de contaduría. Su temprana experiencia laboral la hizo enamorarse del negocio, por lo que decidió estudiar Mercadotecnia y Finanzas en Trinity University, y realizar una maestría en Administración de empresas en University of Texas at San Antonio, UTSA. Para la empresaria de 30 años de edad, uno de sus mayores ejemplos es su padre, a quien considera un verdadero emprendedor. “Empezó desde cero y se esforzó por lograr ganar la concesión de automóviles en un tiempo donde no muchos hispanos lograban obtenerlas”, afirma April, y asegura que es admirable la forma en que su padre maneja el negocio como si fuera una familia. “Se preocupa por todos porque sin las personas que están aquí no hubiera tenido el éxito que ha tenido”. Ella está convencida de que el futuro de Ancira está en darle oportunidades de crecer y mejorar a todas las personas que trabajan con ellos. Para que esto sea posible, deben seguir aumentando sus concesiones de manera mesurada para no crecer aceleradamente y perder los valores que los han hecho exitosos. Además del compromiso con la gente con la que trabaja, se ha dedicado a ayudar a la comunidad de San Antonio a través de diferentes organizaciones, entre ellas, Meals on Wheels y asociaciones como Boys and Girls Club y Salvation Army. Asimismo, apoya a las cámaras locales que alientan el desarrollo de pequeños negocios. “Ser considerada una de las 10 jóvenes promesas es algo que me llena de orgullo y me motiva a seguir trabajando y ayudando a las personas con menos oportunidades”. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

An Engine of the Community

A native of San Antonio, April Ancira grew up, went to school, launched her career, and started her own family in this great city. Today, as vice-president of Ancira I-10 Auto Complex, she seeks to improve the lives of those with whom she works, as well as to help her clients and the rest of the community. Growing up in San Antonio surrounded by the city’s rich Hispanic culture offered April many unique experiences, including the opportunity to learn to speak Spanish. At age 16, she first became interested in working in the family business and thus began her career, answering telephones and filing documents. For three years, she worked dutifully at these activities before moving into the accounting department. April’s early work experience resulted in a passion for business and led to her decision to study marketing and finance at Trinity University, followed by a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). For the 30-year-old businesswoman, one of her greatest role models is her father, whom she considers to be a true entrepreneur. “He started from zero and worked very hard to obtain his first automobile dealership at a time when not many Hispanics were able to acquire one,” April affirms, adding that she especially admires the way in which her father runs his business as if it were a large family.  “He takes good care of everyone involved in the business because he recognizes that without them, he would not have reached the same level of success that he has.” April is convinced that the future of Ancira lies in offering opportunities of professional growth and self-improvement to all of the company’s employees.   For this to happen, she believes that the company should continue to expand their dealerships in a careful, measured way that does not result in uncontrolled growth and the loss of the family values and work ethic that has made their business so successful. In addition to her commitment to the people of Ancira, April dedicates much of her time to helping the San Antonio community through her support of several organizations, including Meals on Wheels, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Salvation Army. She also supports local chambers which encourage and assist in the development of small businesses. “To be considered as one of the 10 most promising young professionals fills me with pride and encourages me to continue working hard and helping those people with few opportunities for professional and personal growth.” Bookmark and Share

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