Mary Yturria is a founding member and former president of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation. She is a civic activist and visionary community leader who is well known in South Texas. Her legacy of contributions to a multitude of public services organizations has gained her recognition in both the United States and Mexico. She is a recipient of numerous civic and humanitarian awards. Yturria’s foresight, organizational skills, and leadership are an immeasurable asset to the Gulf of Mexico Foundation.