Enter Your Community Hero Story

Thank you for sharing your story about this community hero.
Come back soon to see it published to the site.

All Fields Required

This is how you'll be referenced on the site
Your email will not be published on the site

characters remaining

You are leaving the website of Ally Dealer Heroes and going to a third-party website.

We provide links to third-party websites for your convenience. Once you have left Ally, we are not responsible for, nor can we guarantee the products, services or information you find on a third-party website. During your visit to this third-party website, any information you provide is subject to the privacy policy and security practices and other terms and conditions of the third-party website, and not Ally. We suggest you review their online privacy policy and security practices and applicable terms and conditions.

By selecting continue below, you acknowledge that you have read and understand this disclosure.

Josefina Hooker of Freedom Buick GMC in Odessa, TX, is one of the special people whose focus is not just on selling cars, but also on doing what she can to make her community a better place.

Twelve years ago, Josefina began organizing the ATHENA Leadership Award® in Odessa with her local chamber of commerce. This prestigious national award program honors those individuals who go above and beyond to develop women leaders within their communities. As a woman in a leadership position herself, it’s a cause that’s close to Josefina’s heart. She knows how important role models are for younger women, so she’s made it her mission to see that women have role models that will inspire them to achieve their full potential.

“My bread and butter comes from the community,” says Josefina. “So I get to see women in key roles in the community, providing leadership and raising money for local groups that need financial backing. The ATHENA Award celebrates the growth of women, so now it’s time to recognize them.”