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Houstonís Sam Arciniega Elected to Special Olympics Texasí Board of Directors
Special Olympics of Texas

January, 2017

Sam Arciniega (Houston), a unit director for the H-E-B Grocery Company, has been elected to Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) Board of Directors after serving a year on the President’s Advisory Council. He will hold a two-year term in his new role in an At-Large position. 


"I am so excited to be elected the Board of Directors, but most of all to be able to help those in need," Arciniega said.


“We are elated to have Sam join the SOTX Board of Directors,” said Chad Tywater, SOTX board chairman. “Sam is an H-E-B partner and brings over 36 years of leadership experience with him and will truly be an asset to the board.”


The Robstown native started as a bottle boy in his hometown and has since worked his way up the ranks to a unit director at the Blackhawk Blvd. location in Houston.


Over the years, Arciniega has volunteered at several SOTX competitions in the Houston area and has participated in fundraisers, including golf tournaments held in Kingwood.


Prior to his leadership roles with SOTX, Arciniega has always had a passion to serve people in his community. For the last three years, he has been an Ambassador for the Corporate Diversity Council. Arciniega also spent six years on the Houston Diversity Council.


Chair: Chad Tywater (Round Rock)
Vice Chair: Steve Griffith (Sugar Land)
Past Chair: Hector Amaya (San Antonio)
Secretary & Attorney: Maureen McCutchen (Galveston)
Parliamentarian: Rick McCarty (San Antonio)
Treasurer: Dale Hosack (Sugar Land)

Athlete: Patti Ballew (Amarillo)
At-Large: Shon Bjornberg (Farmers Branch)
At-Large: Robert Bradshaw (Houston)
At-Large: Frank Fuccello (Austin)
At Large: Steve Hatchell (Irving)
At-Large: Ralph Herring (Houston)
At-Large: Jake Squiers (Lufkin)
At-Large: Sam Arciniega (Houston)
At-Large: Curtis Scheffe (Aledo)
At-Large: Jeanette Thorne (Amarillo)
Physical Education/Rec.: Jackie Zigtema (Tyler)
Programs: Steve Hayes (Southlake)
Programs: Tammy Hortenstein (Bronte)
CPA: Kristi Hudson (Cleburne)



About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 55,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter

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