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Colleyville resident and financial executive Adriana Lopez-Hammer was recently elected to a three-year term with the Texans Can Academies’ Board of Trustees. Texans Can Academies is an open enrollment, tuition-free, public high school system of choice with 11 campuses statewide.

Lopez-Hammer is the vice president of business development for Triumph Business Capital and has worked extensively in business and finance in the Irving area almost 20 years. Fluent in Spanish, Lopez-Hammer is the current treasurer of the Executive Board of the Hispanic 100, former chair of the Executive Board of the Concilio, and past president elect of Head Start of Greater Dallas. A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, Lopez has always enjoyed volunteering with children and the community.

“Working with children and giving back to our community is a lifelong passion of mine,” says Lopez-Hammer. “I’m honored to serve Texans Can Academies and support their impressive strides for students that need extra support and attention to continue their high school education and create an independent life for themselves.”

Richard Marquez, CEO of Texans Can Academies, said, “I am pleased to welcome Adriana to this hard-working group of trustees who volunteer countless hours to assure we deliver the best possible education to our students. She has dived right in to supporting our mission and helping us continue to give our students the education they deserve.”

About Texans Can Academies

Celebrating 30 years of providing the highest quality education for all students, Texans Can Academies are graduating thinkers.  Texans Can Academies are a unique network of 11 charter schools located in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio. The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. To date, more than 130,000 youth have been given a second chance at life with the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Cars for Kids is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization benefiting Texans Can Academies and is the only car donation program in Texas that is operated by the charity it serves. For more information, visit: or

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