Professional of the Year - Language Translation Services

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Marion Rifkind

Industry: Business Services
Born: Wolverhampton, England
Current Organization: Universe Technical Translation
Type of Organization: Business Services
Major Product: Interpretation, language translation
Area of Distribution: International
Expertise: Translation, interpretation, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, French, German
University/Degree: B.A., Russian, French, Manchester University
Title: Owner
Work History: She has worked with Universe Technical Translation Inc. for 34 years.
Honors & Awards: The 18th Woman-Owned Fastest Growing Business in Houston, 2010; Included in the Top 100 Diversity Award for Privately Held Business in Texas; The 1st Woman Cruise Director onboard a passenger cruise ship, 1975; Her company, Universe Technical Translation won the World Affairs Council WorldQuest, 2007 and 2012.
Affiliations: American Translator's Association; Russian American Chamber of Commerce; Women's Business Enterprise Alliance
Career Accomplishments: She established the Soviet American Chamber of Commerce in Houston which subsequently became the CIS American Chamber of Commerce.
Hobbies & Sports: Tennis, biking, travel
Email: marion@universe.us