Houston Woman Magazine's Most Influential Women of 2023

Media Contacts:

Laura Pennino, Senior PR Consultant for Tavaero Jet Charter Corp., 713 419 1776, lp@penninoandpartners.com

Beverly Denver, Publisher of Houston Woman Magazine, 713-780-2098, beverly@houstonwomanmagazine.com

Houston Woman Magazine Names Tavaero Jet Charter Co-Owner Marcela White as One of Houston’s Most Influential Women of 2023

HOUSTON, Texas (March 26, 2024) – Marcela White, co-owner of Tavaero Jet Charter Corp., has been named one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2023” by Houston Woman Magazine. Each of the honorees was nominated for inclusion on the “50 Women” list by a reader of Houston Woman Magazine and was then selected by the staff of the publication.

Houston Woman Magazine hosted a celebration dinner for the honorees and their invited guests on Thursday night, March 21, at the Junior League of Houston. More than 350 attendees filled the Junior League ballroom. Included in the crowd were many past honorees, several elected officials, and local celebrities.

Beverly Denver, publisher of Houston Woman Magazine, commented: “Those selected as Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2023 have earned an enviable reputation for their expertise in a particular field or arena. They are knowledgeable and trustworthy. The thoughts and actions of these women influence the thoughts and actions of others. It is my distinct pleasure to introduce these remarkable women to our readers and to others in our community.”

White, who has more than 35 years of aviation industry experience, serves as a guest speaker and reliable source for media on aviation and entrepreneurship topics. She is a member of the National Business Aviation Association and several other industry and professional associations.  

“What an impressive event it was that Beverly and her Houston Woman Magazine team hosted! I am truly humbled to be included as one of the 50 Women of Influence in the greater Houston area for 2023. I am thankful to have been nominated by my sister and aviation colleague Lorraine Grubbs, and I am thankful that my family was able to join me at the celebration dinner,” White said.

White is a graduate of the University of Houston. Born to a Peruvian mother and American father, she is fluent in English and Spanish and enjoys traveling both personally and professionally.

More about 50 Women of Influence

Since 2009, Houston Woman Magazine has published an annual keepsake edition featuring Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of the Year. The digital version of the 50  Women of Influence 2023 Keepsake Issue can be found here.

Copies of the keepsake edition featuring Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2023 were released at the event and were mailed on March 22 to subscribers of Houston Woman Magazine. Additional copies are available for $15 each and can be purchased by calling 713-780-2098.

More About Tavaero Jet Charter

Headquartered in Houston, Tavaero Jet Charter Corp. was founded in 1995 by Thomas A. Vaughn. Vaughn launched Tavaero with one Learjet 25 airplane and a vision of offering first rate equipment and providing exceptional client service. He then expanded the Tavaero fleet to include Lears, Westwinds and Hawkers. Renato Venturini and Marcela White acquired Tavaero Jet Charter in 1999 and expanded the company’s services.

Tavaero specializes in providing private jet charter services as well as aircraft management services for owners who want to improve the return on their investment by keeping their airplanes flying. The Tavaero charter fleet includes three Hawker 800s, two Challenger 604s, a Falcon 900, a Citation III, a Citation Ultra, Citation M2, and a Learjet 60. Through its international and domestic network of strategic partners, Tavaero has access to an extensive selection of aircraft to meet its clients’ needs. The company also provides aircraft sales and acquisition services.

Tavaero has fostered a workplace culture that is committed to teamwork, safety, and superior customer service. The company employs an experienced team of pilots, cabin attendants, administrative staff, and maintenance technicians who support thousands of domestic and international flights each year.