Janine Chapa, born in Brownsville, Texas, is a testament to hard work, dedication, and community involvement. Her journey began in her family’s restaurant, where she worked from the age of 10, learning the value of hard work and customer service. It was in this family restaurant where she met her husband, Mike, to whom she has been happily married for 39 years.
Janine’s academic journey saw her graduating from Hanna High School in Brownsville in 1982. She then attended Texas Southmost College, followed by the University of Texas in 1983. During her college years, Janine worked in the Attorney General’s office, gaining valuable experience in public service. Although she declined a scholarship to marry Mike, her educational pursuits continued at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, formerly Pan American University in Edinburg, where she completed her undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 1986.
Janine and Mike have two daughters, and her career trajectory has been nothing short of impressive. Starting as an insurance representative in 1987, she rose through the ranks to become the Vice President of Sales at a Fortune 50 company. In this role, she managed or oversaw over 420 agencies in South Texas, demonstrating exceptional leadership and business acumen. Her career has been marked by numerous awards and recognitions, including being a recognized alumni of the National Hispana Leadership Institute while at State Farm Insurance.
Her professional qualifications are extensive, holding both a Charter Life Underwriter (CLU) and a Charter Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation. She is also licensed with the Securities Exchange Commission, specializing in variable annuities, variable life products, and mutual funds.
In 2013, Janine moved to Williamson County from DFW and has since been an active member of the community. After a successful 32-year career, she retired in 2019 from her position at the Fortune 50 company. Janine is now a proud grandmother of three and continues her commitment to public service in Williamson County as a Precinct Chair, PC 371.
Janine Chapa’s life story is one of perseverance, family values, and a commitment to both her professional and community roles. Her diverse experiences and achievements make her a respected and influential figure in Williamson County.