The Power of Heels, the women’s division of the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce, is proud to partner with Citizens National Bank of Texas to present “Women in Law Enforcement: Keeping Women Safe” at the organization’s luncheon on May 29th. The Power of Heels Speaker Series for 2015 is “Women in Leadership.” Burleson Police Department Deputy Chief Cindy Aaron and Texas Christian University Police Officer Pamela Christian are the featured speakers.
Deputy Chief Aaron will discuss her many experiences working in law enforcement and rising to the key role of leadership as our city’s Deputy Chief. Officer Christian will discuss the safety issues younger women face on campus safety and issues all women face in today’s world.
Deputy Chief Aaron has served with the Burleson Police Department since 1977. Currently she supervises the Professional Standards Division, responsible for the initiation and operation of community-oriented programs. Chief Aaron previously served as a supervisor in communications, records, criminal investigations, and community services.
The deputy chief earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and is a graduate of the 233rd Session of the FBI National Academy. Deputy Chief Aaron also holds a Master Peace Officer certificate from the State of Texas.
Officer Christian has served as a police officer for the Texas Christian University Police Force since February of 1998, over seventeen years. In addition to her responsibilities of public safety for the university, since 2001 Officer Christian has worked as an instructor in the R.A.D Systems of Self-Defense.
R.A.D is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques, a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.
Officer Christian started with the Fort Worth Police Department in 1985. She worked there for thirteen years until leaving to work for the TCU Police Department in 1998.
“With our Women In Leadership series, we are striving to find successful women that are both trailblazers and role models,” said Ellen Larimore, the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Chamber and Chamber liaison for the Power of Heels. “These luncheons have so far been a great opportunity for us to hear about the accomplishments of others that both inspire and educate those in attendance.”
The May 29th Power of Heels meeting will be held at Pathway Church (formerly St. Matthew) located at 380 SW Tarrant Street in Burleson. Doors open at 11:30 AM and the meeting will conclude at 1:00 PM. Title Sponsor for the event is Citizens National Bank of Texas and the Sweet Sponsor is H-E-B.
Tickets are $15 for Chamber members, $20 for Non-Members and $20 at the door. To attend, reserve your ticket online or contact the Burleson Area Chamber at 817-295-6121.
The Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for its members and works to support, encourage and promote local business in Burleson and the North Texas region. The Power of Heels is committed to empowering women in business through professional and personal development and initiatives. The Power of Heels showcases women-owned and operated businesses, creates opportunities for women to connect, and promotes women in the workplace.