The co-founder of the personal injury firm Zanes Law has been named the Hispanic Business Woman of the Year by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Claudia Zanes will be honored along with several other award winners on Oct. 18 at the chamber's 25th anniversary Noche de Exitos Gala at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz.
Ms. Zanes was not only selected for her entrepreneurship with Zanes Law but her philanthropy that included chairing the 2013 Go Red for Women Movement, where she raised awareness -- and money -- about heart disease in women.
"I am doing what I was born to do, and being active and committed to the communities in Southern Arizona is part of that," Ms. Zanes said in a press release. "In fact, I've taken all of the opportunities given to me and built a family business that helps lots of people, employs people and is a positive force in our community. I am extremely proud of that and I am even more humbled by the recognition of being named Business Woman of the Year."
Ms. Zanes, who is not an attorney, founded the injury law firm with her attorney husband Doug in 2003. The firm, which has three offices in Tucson and two in Phoenix, provides personal injury representation and is fully bilingual.
In addition to leading the law firm's outreach in the Hispanic community, Ms. Zanes is actively involved in the community. She serves on the board of directors for the Blair Charity Group, which offers a sports-based setting that promotes leadership, teamwork and community. Ms. Zanes also founded Zanes Law's School Supply Giveaway, which has donated classroom supplies to Tucson teachers over the past four years.
This year the Zanes will co-host the Wings for Women Gala, which is a major fundraiser to support homeless and impoverished women.
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