Bryan Woman Elected ABWA VP

Lina Lawson of Bryan has been elected national vice president of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA), the nation's premier organization for working women.

She was sworn into office Sept. 30, at the Association's 2006 ABWA National Women's Leadership Conference held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

At the conference, Lawson also was named 2007 American Business Woman of ABWA for her outstanding professional achievements and for demonstrating the Association's influence in this success. She was chosen among 10 finalists, the 2007 Top Ten Business Women of ABWA.

As an 8-year member, Lawson belongs to ABWA's Leading Women Express Network in Bryan and Bryan/College Station Charter Chapter in College Station. In her role as national vice president, she will be part of the 2006-2007 ABWA National Board of Directors, a group of nine that function as the Association's governing body. Its members also serve as trustees of the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF), which has awarded more than $15 million in scholarships to women since its inception.

She will support the national president, speak at regional and national ABWA sponsored meetings, chapter, Express Network and council events and ABWA spring conferences.

The co-owner and senior designer of Twinz Co. Graphic Design, Lawson says to find success, she sought out the resources provided by ABWA. "I took advantage of learning opportunities that my field offered, as well as the unlimited opportunities that ABWA provides," she says.