Roxana Foxx is celebrating her 28-year anniversary as founder and CEO of Hunter International; a San Diego based firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions of law firms and lateral partner recruiting and placement. She is also celebrating 28 years of political, civic and social contributions in California and the nation.
Among her many responsibilities, Roxana was elected to two terms as Chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County, a position which directs all voter registration and precinct operations for the local Party. Having served on numerous campaign finance and steering committees and the Executive Committee of the California Republican Party, Roxana has become well known in political circles as someone who can get the job done. Padre sports announcer Jerry Coleman describes Roxana as an “impact player” in life.
The Lincoln Club, of which she is a former Chairman of the Board, is a nationally affiliated group of high profile political and business leaders concerned about the economic health and growth of our community, state, and nation. The Lincoln Club and The New Majority, on who’s Boards she also served, work to influence legislative and policy decisions as well as election results by contributing millions of dollars to political campaigns.
Coterminous with the infancy of Hunter International, Roxana began her political involvement as President of the San Diego Republican Businesswomen. While expanding her company to include an Orange County office and an international practice, she served for 5 years as a member of the Advisory Council for the San Diego Regional Conference for Women, established by the Honorable Ernie Dronenberg to promote the education, inspiration and empowerment of women, where she successfully chaired “Woman of Distinction” and was a conference speaker.
To fulfill a desire to become more involved in her community and help elevate the status of women, Roxana donated her time for two years as a facilitator for the YWCA Battered Women’s Support Groups while organizing fundraising events to support the Battered Women’s Shelter. She served as one of the original board members of Alzheimer’s Family Center, Inc. while raising money for the March of Dimes and serving as Master of Ceremonies and fundraising for various other charities.
Roxana currently serves on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the University Club atop Symphony Towers and recently completed a term as an officer and Board of Trustees member of the Performing Arts League. As one of the founding members of Biocom, a group of business and civic leaders which supports the growth of the biotechnology industry in San Diego, Roxana chaired the Committee on Mexican Cross-Border Commerce & Education. In addition to receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Hispanic civilization and culture from Ohio University, Roxana continued her cross cultural training at the University of Veracruz in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. As a local business leader, she was invited to participate on a bipartisan health care review council, formed by Dr. Ronald Hecker, which reviewed existing health care reform proposals and drafted a proposal for both federal and state legislative consideration.
Roxana served as President of the Rancho Santa Fe Association.
She is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Regional Chamber of Commerce and a former Chairman of the Chamber’s Legislative Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Public Policy Committee. She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Don Diego Fund, a scholarship program of the San Diego County Fair and Del Mar Fairgrounds. As a member of the steering committee and speaker’s bureau for “Yes on Prop C”, which paved the way for the current ball park in downtown San Diego, Roxana displayed a passion for neighborhood revitalization.
As keynote speaker to numerous civic, legal and political organizations, Roxana Foxx has been described as having “a penetrating awareness of everything that is happening around her,” coupled with a “pioneering intellectual approach to all of life’s situations.” Featured in San Diego Woman magazine in an article entitled “OUT FOXXING THE COMPETITION”, Roxana gave much credit for her success to her mother who valued a considerable personal library through which she hand fed “Self-Reliance”, a chapter from Emerson’s Essays, to 5 daughters. Further credit was given to a German-American father with a mid-western work ethic whose family came to this country in 1710. Her philosophy, thanks to mom and “Self-Reliance”: “Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation.” Goal oriented and empirically driven, she always seems to make time for herself and her community.
As a competitive equestrian in the Hunter/Jumper Division of the horse show circuit, she has expanded her commitment to the equine athlete by establishing a leasing, training and sales operation, with her husband Dr. Robert E. Hertzka, on their farm in Rancho Santa Fe, California.