Rose Navejar

President

The Rios Group

 

Rosa is currently President of The Rios Group, Inc., a civil engineering firm that provides Subsurface Utility Engineering and Utility Coordination services. She manages staffing, outreach for business development, branding, and marketing, as well as contract implementation and timeline of projects. Headquartered in Fort Worth for the last 11 years, TRG’s presence has expanded with additional office locations in Dallas, Houston (The Woodlands), Austin (Round Rock), and San Antonio (Universal City).

Rosa is a lifelong learner. In addition to the numerous career track seminars she attends, she also has completed the Harvard Business School’s Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility Leadership Program, Leadership North Texas program, and the University of Chicago GSB’s Executive Leadership Program.

Rosa Navejar is a versatile and active member of the Fort Worth business community who has worked to support M/WBE programs and companies for over 30 years. Rosa has a deep personal knowledge of the Fort Worth community, having lived there since birth and served as the first woman President/CEO of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC). Prior to her work at the Chamber, Rosa worked in banking for 25 years, starting with First of Fort Worth Bank and ending at Bank of America.

Currently, Rosa is serving on the board of the Health Science Center Foundation. She is also a Board Member of The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, North Texas LEAD, Texas Wesleyan University, The North Texas Commission’s Executive Committee, and serves on the board of advisors for the UTA College of Engineering.

Rosa served as the past Chair of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, ACEC Tarrant County, John Roach Executive Roundtable, Safe City Commission, and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County. Rosa formerly served as a board member for The Rotary Club of Fort Worth, An Executive Committee member for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Co-chair for the City of Fort Worth Race and Culture Committee, an appointed member of the National Freight Advisory Committee by Secretary Ray LaHood, and Vice Chair of Trinity Metro, formerly the Fort Worth Transportation Authority.

Throughout her Career, Rosa has received accolades for her community involvement. She received the Honorary Alumnus Award from Texas Wesleyan University (2023), Texas Can Academy Honoree (2022), NCTRCA John P Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award (2022), awarded the Madrina Recognition Award by the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (2022), a BOLD Woman Honoree by Girls Inc. of Tarrant County (2020), recognized by the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2018), and by Larry Anfin, with the John V. McMillan Hall of Fame Award (2018), she also was awarded The Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (2018). Additional awards Rosa has received includes the Minority Leader in Business by the Fort Worth Business Press (2016), and induction into the Fort Worth Business Press’ Entrepreneur Hall of Fame for her work and civic involvement in the community (2016). Rosa has received other awards and recognitions throughout her career.

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