CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Managing the region’s oldest bank and serving a key role in the merger of Corpus Christi’s Hispanic and City Chamber of Commerce, the fifth annual Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend (YBP) Superhero Dinner honored Gabe “The Gladiator” Guerra. The dinner was held Oct. 27, at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina.
Guerra, is President of Kleberg Bank, which was founded in 1905. He also serves as Chairman of the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation. A great supporter of the community, Guerra has provided countless hours of community service to the people of the Coastal Bend as a part of his mission to create better opportunities for the city and its residents.
“Gabe grew up from very humble beginnings on the west side of Corpus Christi,” said Lisa Guerra, Gabe’s wife. “Making a change in this community for the better has always been near and dear to him. He makes an impact with his words and you can truly see his humble nature and his sincerity when he speaks. That for me makes him a gladiator.”
Guerra, whose efforts were instrumental in developing the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce in August 2016, is also a family man. He is the proud father of two daughters, who admire the strength and leadership their father provides at home and at work.
“Whenever my dad is working, he’s always going 100 miles an hour to get everything done,” said Lauren Guerra. “I look up to him so much because even though he’s busy, he always makes time for the people he works with, and always stays very relaxed no matter the pressure he might have.”
YBP hosts the yearly dinner to honor a superhero in our community and to raise funds for the Young Business Professionals Young Leader Endowment. The endowment helps guarantee the future of the organization and that young local professionals will always have a place to connect with each other in the Coastal Bend.
“Gabe fills our superhero role perfectly, because he inspires our members through a lifelong record of prioritizing family, career and public service,” said Claudia Huerta, President of YBP.
YBP was founded by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in partnership with the City of Corpus Christi and the Port of Corpus Christi. It provides young professionals the opportunity to build relationships with established leaders in the community and expand their business by attending networking mixers, social events, community service events and a speaker’s series. The organization consists of members from numerous industries and encourages young professionals to stay in the Coastal Bend for the future development of the community.
For more information on YBP, go to www.ybpcb.com