Houston Treasures for 2013
Photo by: Julie Soefer
Houston’s Lucinda and E. Javier Loya are dedicated to contributing to charitable causes focused on increasing access to education, protecting children, promoting the arts and sustaining strong families. They regularly and generously give to organizations close to their heart.
Javier Loya is the chairman and chief executive officer of OTC Global Holdings, a leading energy-focused global financial services company which has grown 300 percent since its founding in 2007. Javier is also a minority owner of the NFL’s Houston Texans team. A graduate of Columbia University, Javier received the University’s prestigious John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement in 2004. Additionally, he was recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010, the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Business Man of the Year in 2007 and the Entrepreneur of the Year by both the Young Entrepreneurs Organization in 2003 and the Houston Hispanic Chamber in 2002. Javier is an active participant with charities including the Memorial Hermann Foundation and the Houston Food Bank.
As the owner of national design firm Lucinda Loya Interiors, Lucinda Loya is a successful entrepreneur. Her signature eclectic high-end styles have graced the covers of the world’s foremost design and décor magazines. Lucinda has also gained recognition for her personal style and active engagement with a number of charities. She sits on the board of directors for the March of Dimes, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and the Southwest Region of UNICEF. Additionally, she is a member of the guild board for the Children’s Assessment Center and Child Advocates, and she chairs numerous charity fundraising events annually.
The Loyas, parents of two beautiful daughters, are committed to generously giving back to the communities which have supported them throughout the years.