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Rent-A-Center Associate General Counsel Receives Corporate Counsel Diversity Award

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 2017-- Rent-A-Center, Inc., (NASDAQ/NGS:RCII) (RAC) a rent-to-own industry leader, announced today that its own Norma L. Garcia, Associate General Counsel - International Legal Affairs, is the recipient of this year’s Dallas Hispanic Bar Association’s (DHBA) 2017 Corporate Counsel Diversity Award.

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Norma L. Garcia, Associate General Counsel - International Legal Affairs (Photo: Business Wire)

Norma L. Garcia, Associate General Counsel - International Legal Affairs (Photo: Business Wire)

The award was presented on Oct. 28, 2017, at the DHBA’s Noche de Luz annual event for recognition of those who demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the legal field.

“It is an honor to be recognized by DHBA with this award,” said Garcia. “Diversity and women’s initiatives are important to me due to my experience with the lack of a female mentor and role model in the legal field to help me as I navigated my way through law school. I want to make sure that those who aspire to obtain a law degree have a network of support and guidance available to them.”

Garcia was chosen for her service as the co-chair of the Dallas Latina Leadership Program, a program geared toward engaging and developing Latina lawyers and law students. She serves as a Commissioner on the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Latina Commission, whose mission is to advocate for Latina lawyers and law students and create programs that promote their advancement within the legal profession. Garcia is also one of the four founding members of Rent-A-Center’s first Women’s Leadership Conference based on a program founded by women for women that began with mentoring circles within the company.

As Associate General Counsel, Garcia oversees the legal aspects for the company in Mexico and Puerto Rico as well as consumer litigation in the U.S. She began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Collin County after graduating from Oklahoma City University School of Law. Garcia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications along with a teaching certificate in Elementary/Bilingual Education from the University of Texas – Pan American.

About Rent-A-Center

A rent-to-own industry leader, Plano, Texas-based, Rent-A-Center, Inc., is focused on improving the quality of life for its customers by providing them the opportunity to obtain ownership of high-quality, durable products under flexible rental purchase agreements with no long-term obligation. For additional information about the Company, please visit our website at

Source: Rent-A-Center, Inc.

Rent-A-Center, Inc.
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Sr. Manager, Public and Community Relations