This issue we salute a native Houstonian, Jessica Leone. How native is she? Well, she said “that she came to Houston as soon as she could, which was when she was born!” Learning a work ethic at an early age, Jessica looks back at early jobs with Miller’s Café and Pappas Restaurant. Pursuing a food service career was not her choice, however, because she earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a minor in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas.
Proudly acknowledging 13 years with Frost Bank, she began as a teller and personal banker. Continuing in her advancement saw her work as a lending assistant and later she moved into a business banking position. Today she is a Business Banking Officer and Community Leader at the Garden Oaks Financial Center.
When asked why she joined the Chamber, Jessica said: “I wanted to meet other likeminded people who felt connected to an area of town and that I believe in growing not just professionally, but as a community.” Well said Jessica. Your fellow Chamber members appreciate your focus on the Greater Heights area community.
This outgoing “Business Banker” finds time to share her talents with other organizations including the North Shepherd Community Alliance, Financial Women in Texas and the Acres Home Chamber for Business and Economic Development. The Leone family includes one son and in what spare time she has, she enjoys travel, reading and cooking. Her marriage is “cooking” as well because she and her husband just celebrated their 15 year wedding anniversary. Thank you Jessica, for your involvement in the Chamber, and your support.