Join us for this dynamic workshop that will teach you how to accelerate your career in today's modern workplace. Hosted by JJ Moses, Speaker, Houston Texans Ambassador and Former NFL Player, this class will include an interactive discussion featuring Houston's leading professionals - Rita Garcia, Anchor for FOX 26 News and Jackie Maldonado, Director of Marketing for the Houston Texans. You will walk away inspired by their secrets to success and helpful tips to advance you in your career.
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Fox 26 News
Rita Garcia is the newest anchor to join FOX 26 Morning News from 4-10 a.m. It's a drastic change waking up at 2AM, but no match for Garcia who's worked her way up to the morning shift since her early beginnings as Cameron County Bureau Chief in Brownsville, TX.
She's a Texas native and has spent the last couple of years working as Fox 26 weekend anchor right here in Houston. Before coming to Houston though, she reported for three years for the largest duopoly in southern California, KCBS/KCAL in Los Angeles. It was in Los Angeles that she reported from the red carpet, where she interviewed Justin Bieber and the Royal Couple, to the raging California fires and severe weather where she experienced reporting her first EARTHQUAKE! Rita has certainly had her fair share of "general assignments."
During her tenure in California, she was honored with the prestigious "Tracy Miller Merit Award" for her dedication to the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) organization in L.A. This inspired her to continue to devote her time to journalism organizations in the Houston area.
Rita is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. When she's not on the set or digging up stories, Rita loves to run, cook and take her rescued pup ROCKY for long walks. Rita admits she is a news junkie but when she's not at work she loves to run, cook, and always keep her followers in the loop on Twitter.
Director of Marketing
Jackie attended Texas A&M University, where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Psychology. She joined the Houston Texans in May of 2013 after spending seven years with the Houston Rockets and two years with the San Antonio Spurs in Game Presentation. Jackie’s primary responsibilities include game presentation, fan development, events, and grassroots outreach. She helps create the game day experience through national performers, relationships with celebrity influencers, interactive game features that appeal to fans and sponsors and creating the game day atmosphere. Under Jackie’s direction, the Marketing-Events staff is responsible for youth football outreach and fan club engagement and development.
Jackie has risen to be one of the most staff members with the Houston Texans and throughout the NFL. IN 2015, Jackie earned the coveted Spirit of the Bull Award, awarded to the one Texans' employee who best exemplifies a commitment to excellence. In 2017, she was inducted into the Latin Sports Hall of Fame.
The Moses Group, LLC
Originally from Waterloo, Iowa, JJ attended Iowa State University on a full-ride scholarship for athletics and Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts. During his senior year in college, was selected at First Team All Big XII Kick Returner and Wide Receiver. He was elected most valuable player during his senior year at Iowa State. JJ was active in the university community and was awarded the ISU Impact Award for his role in enhancing the reputation and visibility of the university in 2000.
JJ began his career in the NFL in 2001 and played for teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals. JJ's determined faith and attitude allowed him to defy the odds of making it into the NFL and being listed as the shortest player at 5'6. His story is so inspiring it was featured on Oprah's Lifeclass entitled Dream Big, in 2012.
In 2008, JJ was invited back to be an Ambassador for the organization. As a respected former Texan and fan favorite, JJ utilizes his leadership and community relations skills to represent the team throughout the city and at Texans games.
JJ is a passionate and energetic motivational speaker with more than 12 years of experience. JJ uses his exuberant personality and gift as a communicator to bring out individuals' skills and talent, inspire others to dream big, and achieve their goals. He is a frequently sought after speaker who has spoken for Fortune 500 companies, businesses, schools, universities, and organizations. JJ also works alongside FuelUp to Play 60, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL in collaboration with the USDA to help encourage today's youth to lead healthier lives - effective in 74,000 schools nationwide. JJ also contributes as an on-air personality for 89.3 KSBJ, one of the largest inspirational radio stations in the country.
The Moses Group, LLC is a speaking, consulting, and training company founded in 2014.