Marking her 20th anniversary at IBC Bank–Brownsville, Bertha Garza has announced her retirement as first vice president and marketing director. With more than 48 years of banking experience, during her tenure at IBC Bank Garza supervised marketing efforts for 12 branches in Cameron County and was accountable for a large portfolio of customer accounts.
Garza is the founder of Women, Money & Power, an organization empowering women in the Brownsville community, and has led fundraising events such as El Rebozo Atravez del Tiempo, La China Poblana and, most recently, Give Cancer the Boot.
Garza has been recognized by Brownsville Independent School District with the Heart of the Community Award for making a difference in students’ lives, was bestowed the LIFE award by the Texas Bankers Association and the Community Impact Award by the American Bankers Association for her leadership role in financial education. This year, the Zonta Organization in Brownsville named Garza its 2018 Woman of the Year, an honor that recognizes those who promote the status of women through contributions to the community.
In 2017, Garza spearheaded the formation of Building Financial Coalition Capacity, a nonprofit whose goal is to take financial education in Brownsville and Harlingen to a higher level.
Published in Bankers Digest March 12, 2018