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Hey Amarillo is a weekly, one-on-one interview podcast featuring the people and stories of Amarillo, Texas

Aug 22, 2022

A conversation with Lilia Escajeda, a retired banker and long-time community leader. Born in El Paso, Escajeda arrived in Amarillo in the 1970s. Upon being hired by Amarillo National Bank, she became the first female loan officer of any bank in Amarillo. She spent decades at ANB before retiring in 2010, after which she served elected terms as the first Mexican-American woman on the Amarillo College Board of Regents as well as the Amarillo City Council. Escajeda shares with host Jason Boyett about her upbringing, why she's so involved in the community, and how she believes Amarillo needs to continue to grow. This episode is sponsored by Shemen Dental and Book Puma Online.