PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rent-A-Center,
Inc., (NASDAQ/NGS:RCII) (RAC) a rent-to-own industry leader,
announced today that its own Norma L. Garcia, Associate General Counsel
– International Legal Affairs, is the recipient of this year’s Dallas
Hispanic Bar Association’s (DHBA) 2017 Corporate Counsel Diversity Award.
The award was presented on Oct. 28, 2017, at the DHBA’s Noche de Luz
annual event for recognition of those who demonstrate a strong
commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the legal field.
“It is an honor to be recognized by DHBA with this award,” said Garcia.
“Diversity and women’s initiatives are important to me due to my
experience with the lack of a female mentor and role model in the legal
field to help me as I navigated my way through law school. I want to
make sure that those who aspire to obtain a law degree have a network of
support and guidance available to them.”
Garcia was chosen for her service as the co-chair of the Dallas Latina
Leadership Program, a program geared toward engaging and developing
Latina lawyers and law students. She serves as a Commissioner on the
Hispanic National Bar Association’s Latina Commission, whose mission is
to advocate for Latina lawyers and law students and create programs that
promote their advancement within the legal profession. Garcia is also
one of the four founding members of Rent-A-Center’s first Women’s
Leadership Conference based on a program founded by women for women that
began with mentoring circles within the company.
As Associate General Counsel, Garcia oversees the legal aspects for the
company in Mexico and Puerto Rico as well as consumer litigation in the
U.S. She began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in
Collin County after graduating from Oklahoma City University School of
Law. Garcia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications along with a
teaching certificate in Elementary/Bilingual Education from the
University of Texas – Pan American.
A rent-to-own industry leader, Plano, Texas-based, Rent-A-Center, Inc.,
is focused on improving the quality of life for its customers by
providing them the opportunity to obtain ownership of high-quality,
durable products under flexible rental purchase agreements with no
long-term obligation. For additional information about the Company,
please visit our website at www.rentacenter.com.
Gina Hethcock, 972-801-1424
Public and Community Relations