Contributions to the Community
- United Way
- Boy Scouts
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- Girl Scouts
- Cub Scouts
- Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
- University of Texas El Paso
- Buckner’s Children’s Home
AZ&B has a long history of providing support for our community. This has included leadership roles in the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, and the Hispanic Leadership Institute.
Victor Zepeda, PE, helped create the first minority Chamber of Commerce in El Paso approximately 25 years ago and was instrumental in developing education programs in the community to benefit the youth.
Since the mid ’80s, Victor Zepeda, PE, has been active in the Austin, Texas area. He was instrumental in developing education programs for the community and youth, as he created the first Minority Purchasing Council in Austin. This Council serves as a program to help small businesses and provides training, business skills, and networking opportunities in order to advance these companies.
As Chairman, Mr. Zepeda created the first of its kind Minority Leadership Program for Dallas, working with young professionals to help them expand their business opportunities. He served on the board of the Stars-on-the-Rise Scholarships committee providing over $600,000 in scholarships to minority and under-privileged students and created and directed the first Black/Asian/Hispanic Business Networking program.
Mr. Zepeda served on the board bringing technical training and guidance to small minority businesses, recognizing women in construction, and serving on the educational development program, to improve graduation rates among minority students in high school.
Mr. Zepeda serves as a board member of the HLI, an organization with the purpose of developing opportunities for young professionals by providing training, skill sets, guidance, and counseling.
Leadership Role with GDPC’s Climate Action Workshop
AZ&B is a corporate member of the Greater Dallas Planning Council The GDPC is a regional planning organization that focuses on creating a more sustainable Dallas. We worked with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Dallas 2030 District to sponsor a regional Climate Action Workshop. The focus of the workshop was to provide a forum for local government officials to hear from private sector businesses regarding sustainable practices, with a focus on climate change. The meeting provided an opportunity for several different groups to network and identify common ground and efforts to undertake joint projects.
Awards and Recognitions
City of Dallas Office of Business Diversity (2018)
Service to People Award (2017)
DFW Champions of Diversity (2016)
ONCOR Supplier Diversity Rising Star (2016)
City of Laredo Landfill Expansion – TxSWANNA Excellence Award (2016)