Erica McDaniel

Erica McDaniel

President

I’m a Louisiana native, born and raised, but always had a love for the Dallas Cowboys in my blood.  Upon graduating from Louisiana Tech, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, I headed West, to the home of the Dallas Cowboys!  Dallas was calling my name.

I earned Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M Commerce (TAMU-C) and am a licensed Certified Public Accounting (CPA) in Texas. I have been with my current employer for more than 19 years. My many years of professional experience has led me to become actively engaged with the TAMU-C in student mentorship.  Sharing my knowledge with students, who are looking to transition to the professional world, has been a very rewarding experience.

Kitty Peed

Kitty Peed

Vice President

The 2021-2022 Vice President of the Charisma Charter Chapter in Farmers Branch, TX.

Wanda Fiedler

Wanda Fiedler

Treasurer

The 2021-2022 Treasurer for the Charisma Charter Chapter in Farmers Branch, Texas.

Vicki Marlett

Vicki Marlett

Communications

Vicki Marlett has been a member of ABWA and the Charisma Charter Chapter since 1992.  She has served in every chapter/express network leadership role – as well as District II Vice President, National Vice President and National President and served as the first President of the American Business Women’s Foundation.  She is 2009 Top Ten Business Woman of ABWA. She has served as Dallas Area Council Chair and ABWA Ambassador Steering Committee Chair.

After almost 30 years with Verizon she went on to work for Microsoft and even took a ride in the oil and gas industry.  Currently, she occupies her time with ABWA and being a full time Scentsy Independent Consultant.  She has been with Scentsy for over 10 years!

Vicki an avid supporter of the ALS Association.  She has 1 daughter, 2 bonus children, 5 grandchildren and 6 grand dogs. After a 40-year jaunt around DFW, Vicki moved back to her old stomping grounds (Grand Prairie, Texas) in May of 2019.  She loves classic 70s and classic country music, old movies, H-E-B grocery runs with her ABWA BFF Judy and cruising with her ABWA sisters from across the country.

Vicki likes to have fun and might be known for a few shenanigans, lively spirit and high energy.  Planning, creativity and forward thinking are the key to our future – whether in ABWA or beyond. As 2020-2021 Charisma Charter Chapter President, Vicki is looking forward to working closely with Charisma Sisters for a fun and productive year.

ABWA Experience

2019 Dallas Area Council Chair

2014-2016 Ambassador Steering Committee Chair

2008-2011 American Business Women’s Foundation President

2008-2009 National President

2009 Top Ten Business Woman
2007-2008 National Vice President
2006-2007 District II Vice President
Honored as Chapter Woman of the Year
Inner Circle – 100 Plus Club Member with 183 members sponsored

2017 Park University Graduate
2019 KU-MBA Graduate

2005 General Chair – National Women’s Leadership Conference – Grapevine, TX
400+ Hours Continuing Education

Verdie Henderson

Verdie Henderson

Secretary

I graduated from LaPoynor High School in 1968. I then moved to Dallas to find employment. After putting in a lot of applications, with no luck, I saw this ad in the paper for a school that not only would teach you how to use Business Machines, but would get you a job, after you completed the course. That sounded perfect for me, so I enrolled, and they sent me for my first job interview. My first 3 jobs were with local bakeries, but they kept getting sold or moving, so after that I decided I needed to do something else. A co-worker (from my first job) called me and said that Minyard Food Stores was looking for a Produce Clerk, and she had told Bob Minyard about me. I interviewed with him and went to work there the next day. I worked as a produce clerk for 10 years, then moved up to Produce Buyer, then Candy, then Grocery and finally to Health & Beauty Care Buyer. After my 29th anniversary, the company was sold, and the new owners down-sized, and at 55 years old, I was let go, and had to start over. I enrolled in school again for Medical Billing and Coding, and graduated w a 4.0 GPA, but could not get a job for lack of working experience. I finally went to work as a Medical Customer Service Representative until I turned 69. After the company was sold for the 3rd time, I decided I didn’t want to start over again.

 January 23, 1996, I joined Lake Cities Charter Chapter of ABWA, and when it disbanded in 2006, I transferred to Charisma.

 Since joining the organization, I have been President, Vice-President, Secretary,(chapters and DACA) and Treasurer 3 times. I have been Woman of the Year for both chapters. The committees that I have been on were Membership, Fund-raising, Audit, Strut, Registration, Woman of the Year, (at least 20 times), National Convention delegate, and volunteer. I am a member of the Inner Circle with 11 new members sponsored.

I have continuing education credits (not sure how many) and perfect attendance nearly every year since becoming a member.