NY Operator Nancy Vargas Wins Businesswoman of the Year

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Posted on July 3, 2019
Nancy Vargas

Nancy Vargas

QUEENS, N.Y. — Nancy Vargas of DH2 Chauffeured Transportation received the Businesswoman of the Year award at the annual gala for Queen's Centers for Progress (QCP) on June 25. This nonprofit is a long-standing organization in the Queens community. Starting in the1950s as United Cerebral Palsy of Queens, it serves as a resource for people with a wide range of developmental disabilities.

The ongoing attention and support Vargas demonstrates as a CEO aligns with the care QCP extends to their residents. While running her MWBE (Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise), Vargas volunteers as an officer for three different organizations and commits to several recurring volunteer roles. She is actively involved with fundraising for various projects and hopes to start her own nonprofit, ideally serving the needs of children.

“Whether it be here or in other countries, DH2 would like to offer solutions that have longevity and positive impact," said Vargas. When asked about how she decides where to help and at what capacity, Vargas replied, “I follow my heart and give 100%. If either of those is not possible, I step aside for the next person.”

A recent LCT article mentions Vargas as an “industry leader” for her support of other female operators. The recognition as Businesswoman of the Year comes on the heels of being nominated for an LCT Operator of the Year award for 2019. In 2018, she was awarded an LCT People’s Choice Award and the 5 Star Chamber Award from the five boroughs of NYC.

When asked what the rest of 2019 has in store for growth and strategy, she noted ADA fleet expansion is on the horizon.

Vargas was born and raised in NY where her immigrant parents instilled hard work and giving back as two primary character traits for success in business. After starting a career in corporate America, she became a mom and preferred to work in various roles in her husband’s company. She eventually emerged as CEO, but giving back to her community has always remained a constant.

“The core of our company is customer service. My tools are our staff, vehicles, and the technology we continue to invest in for continued efficiencies in our day to day operations. I have also found ways to use our resources to help those in need. ”

Whether hauling goods to Hurricane Maria victims or transporting school supplies to underserved children, Vargas makes it a priority to roll into her community with an inclusive spirit. When gifting her time, Vargas means business. When asked why she took such an early shift with the USO at JFK Airport, Vargas replied, “It (5 a.m.) was the only option that allowed me to give back in some way and still continue with my business duties.”

Source: DH2 Chauffeured Transportation press release

Related Topics: charity, community involvement, honors and awards, New York, New York operators, People's Choice Awards, women in the industry

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