HAR member Rita Santamaria, owner and president of Champions School of Real Estate, has been named one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2010 by Houston Woman Magazine.

“Those selected as ‘most influential’ are individuals with vast networks of social and professional connections,” said Houston Woman Magazine publisher Beverly Denver. “They have earned an enviable reputation for possessing an expertise in a particular field or arena. They are considered knowledgeable, credible and trustworthy. The thoughts and actions of these women influence the thoughts and actions of others. It is our distinct privilege to be able to introduce these remarkable women to the community,” she added.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker was also among the honorees.

Since 2008, Houston Woman Magazine has published a special edition each year featuring those selected as Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women.

An afternoon tea, co-hosted by Houston Woman Magazine and Chevron, was held on Sunday, January 9, at the St. Regis Hotel to honor this year’s 50 Women of Influence. The new special edition was unveiled at the event.

Read more at www.houstonwomanmagazine.com.