DDCE Advisory Council member Olga Campos Benz will be honored by the City of Austin Commission for Women on October 22 when she is inducted into the 2014 Austin Women’s Hall of Fame. A University of Texas at Austin alumna, Campos Benz is one of the most honored anchor/reporters ever to grace the Texas airwaves. A University of Texas graduate, Olga spent more than 30 years covering the biggest news stories in Houston, Corpus Christi and Austin. Following her retirement as a broadcast journalist, Olga enjoyed a smooth transition into an arena she knows well thanks to her active role as a volunteer and community supporter. She is now the Community Relations Director for US Money Reserve. Campos has leveraged her high-profile status to tackle social issues such as health, education and safety of economically disadvantaged children, women and minorities by overseeing the philanthropic efforts of company founder Milton Verret.
In addition to serving on the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) Advisory Council at The University of Texas at Austin, she also serves on several non-profit boards including The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), the Austin Film Festival, the Development Committee of the Austin Film Society and the Luncheon Committee of Austin Gives. Olga was recently named a winner of the 2013 Profiles in Power awards presented by the Austin Business Journal. In her spare time, she is completing her first novel entitled, “It’s News to Me” which takes readers behind the scenes of the often funny and unbelievable world of television news.