Navarrete received a full scholarship to the University of Texas in El Paso and
graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business (Accounting) in 1989.
After joining El Paso Water
Utilities in 1993 as an accountant, Marcela has had a storied career resulting
in her being named Chief Financial Officer. She is the first female to be named
to this position in the 50-year history of EPWU. She is currently EPWU's Vice
President of Strategic, Financial and Management Services.
addition to her outstanding career, she has always been involved in community
service. Ms. Navarrete serves on the boards of the United Way, El Paso Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce, Evolve Federal Credit Union, Keystone Heritage Park
Association, Borderplex Alliance and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Eleventh
District Business and Community Advisory Council.
Navarrete exemplifies the work ethic and dedication to achieve success instilled
as Austin High School Panthers.
is a great Panther role model for our students and is certainly deserving of