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  • Writer's pictureChris Lopez

Rebecca Contreras, CEO of AvantGarde, Feature in Austin Woman Magazine, October 1, 2020

“On the Road to Survival”

Rebecca Contreras had only ever been on one other plane in her entire life. It was a trip to Mexico with her husband. “First time on a plane ride, first time in the ocean,” Contreras says.

When she touched down after her second-ever flight, she took her very first step on Washington D.C.’s soil. Contreras made the decision to go north five days earlier when she was offered a job in then President George W. Bush’s administration. The task: manage more than 1,200 personnel for the president….

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