Houston’s Maria Rios, President and CEO of Nation Waste, Inc., was recently named as one of the nation’s most powerful women entrepreneurs. She was ranked number 7 of 10 in the 2013 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs portion of Fortune and CNNMoney’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.
More about Rios, from her bio:
Maria received a BA from the University of Houston in 1997. While attending university Maria worked for a large waste removal company. Maria saw an opportunity when she realized there will always be waste and it will need to be removed. She was inspired to remain in the waste removal industry after completing her degree. Maria saw a niche in the waste removal industry for a company to thrive by relentlessly focusing on the highest caliber customer service while offering both waste removal and recycling. Upon graduation Maria purchased two trucks and Nation Waste, Inc. was born.
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- Photo courtesy of Nation Waste, Inc.
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