Sonia Fujimoto Parker was born in Houston, Texas in 1964. After playing school sports and then working in retail sales in Houston, she joined her older sister at the University of Texas at Austin to receive her Bachelor’s degree in textiles. After college, she worked in the retail industry in Dallas and Houston but then discovered she wanted to pursue sales instead. In 1996, she started her own chemical company, AmPac, which she continues to run. She considers starting her own business to be her greatest accomplishment. Her greatest joy comes from supporting and spending time with her family, including her parents, husband, three stepchildren, and two granddaughters.
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