Bertha Garza (Brownsville, TX) retired in March of 2018 as the First Vice President and Marketing Director for IBC Bank – Brownsville. Garza is an established leader in the Brownsville community with more than 48 years of experience in banking. During her tenure, she supervised all marketing efforts for 12 IBC Bank branches in Cameron County, and was responsible for coordinating donation requests, along with the completion of public relations campaigns, event planning and representing IBC Bank-Brownsville in the community. Garza was also accountable for a large portfolio of IBC Bank customer accounts. In addition to 48 years of banking experience, Garza has proudly spent those years working on the progress and development of the Brownsville community. She has attended and graduated from leadership programs including Leadership Brownsville, Leadership Texas and Leadership America. Garza has held leadership positions in several organizations, including March of Dimes, Friends of ARCC, the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts and Project Space. In addition, she has participated in the Founder’s Circle of United Way. Garza is also the founder of Women, Money & Power, an organization empowering women in the Brownsville community, and has lead fundraising events such as El Rebozo Atravez del Tiempo, La China Poblana and most recently Give Cancer the Boot. She was recognized by Brownsville ISD with the Heart of the Community Award and the Zonta Organization in Brownsville named Garza their 2018 Woman of the Year Recipient, a recognition held annually to award a woman who has helped promote the status of women through her contributions to the community.