The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Latino- and Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Mary Ellen Trevino
Courtesy Company
9 of 10

Mary Ellen Trevino, CEO

San Antonio

No. 135
2009 Revenue: $17.9 million
Three-Year Growth: 1,950.3%

Trevino's Mexican mother, who immigrated to the United States from Vera Cruz, and American father raised her in the border town of Port Isabel, Texas. After working in the Department of the Treasury for 12 years and gaining a perspective of what the government was looking for, Trevino (right) started her own company, P3S, to provide services to the federal government ranging from IT to program management. She took to her company the sense of compassion and hard work she learned from her parents, making it a priority to take care of her customers and her employees.