Rhonda Contreras: Brand Management/PrincipalRhonda is a perfect embodiment of the sentiment, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.” Born and raised in Little Rock, Rhonda also grew up in the advertising industry there, working her way up the ranks and eventually serving as director of account services for Stone Ward Advertising. But Texas was calling. And she answered. Initially joining The Richards Group to work on The Home Depot team in 2006, she has since led the agency’s efforts on behalf of ULTA Beauty and Chuck E. Cheese’s in addition to her current clients, Fleet Laboratories (Summer’s Eve, Pedia-Lax, Phazyme, and Fleet) and American Signature, Inc. After nine years in Dallas, she and her husband, Ivan, are still discovering new nooks and crannies of the city she’d love to share with you. Rhonda graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BA in business administration and earned her MBA from Indiana University.