Policy Agenda


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Board of Directors

Paola Avila
Vice President, International Business Affairs
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Frank Bateman
Group Director
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

Ramsey Cantu
City of Eagle Pass, Texas

Hector Cerna
President & CEO
International Bank of Commerce – Eagle Pass, Texas

Sergio Contreras
President and CEO
Rio Grande Valley Partnership

Richard Cortez
City Commissioner
City of McAllen

Paul J. Curtin
Vice President
Hunt Valley Development

Jim Darling
City of McAllen, Texas

Jose Escamilla
Vice President of Trade Development
Border Pacific Railroad

Louis Escareno
Attorney at Law
Duty Free Americas, Inc.

Kevin Faulconer
City of San Diego, California

Neftali Garcia
Vice  President

Ivan Jaime
Director of Border and Community Affairs
Union Pacific Railroad

Russell Jones (Chairman)
Russell L. Jones Customhouse Brokers

Stan Korosec
Director of Security, Canadian Governmental Relations
Canadian Transit Company Ambassador Bridge

Jose “Pepe” Larroque
San Diego Tijuana Smart Border Coalition

Alex Meade
Mission EDC

Kathleen Neal
Director, Global Trade Compliance
Regal Beloit

Miguel Perez
Partner and Director of International Logistics
EP Logistics

Javier Quijano
North American Sr. Manager, Trade and Compliance
Delphi Corp.

John Renison
County Supervisor
Imperial County, California

Ron Rienas
General Manager
Buffalo-Ft. Erie Public Bridge Authority

Richard Ridings
Vice President

Daniel O. Rios, P.E.
Senior Vice President
S&B Infrastructure, Ltd.

Matias Rosales
Vice Mayor
City of San Luis

Jim Ryan
Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs
Constellation Brands Beer Division

Pete Sepulveda, Jr.
Executive Director
Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority

James “Jim” Smith
Director of Trade Compliance
A.O. Smith Corporation

Vic Smith
Skyview Cooling Co.

Carrie M. Stumfall

Jenny Torres
Community Development Coordinator
City of San Luis

Samuel F. Vale (Past-Chair) 
President & CEO
Starr Camargo Bridge Company

Olivia Varela
Executive Director
Laredo Development Foundation

Ralph Velez
City of San Luis

Rigo Villarreal
Superintendent International Bridges
City of McAllen, Texas