AHS Alumni Information
Outstanding EX



Marcela Navarrete is a 1985 Austin High Panther who graduated in the top 2% of her class. 
Ms. Navarrete was a member of the National Honor Society.  She played sports throughout her high school years including volleyball and soccer, making the second team All City soccer team her senior year. She also received the female athlete of the year sportsmanship award.

Marcela 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. 

In 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. 

Marcela Navarrete exemplifies the work ethic and dedication to achieve success instilled as Austin High School Panthers.

Marcela is a great Panther role model for our students and is certainly deserving of this recognition.