Policy Agenda


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Board of Directors

Eduardo “Lalo” Acosta
Vice President
R.L. Jones Customhouse Brokers

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

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

Bret Erickson
Texas International Produce Assoc.

Jose Escamilla
Vice President of Trade Development
Border Pacific Railroad

Louis Escareno*
Attorney at Law
Duty Free Americas, Inc.

Russell Jones (Chairman)*
Russell L. Jones Customhouse Brokers

Ivan Jaime *
Director of Border and Community Affairs
Union Pacific Railroad

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

Roger McCrary
Director, Global Customs
Delphi Global Trade & Compliance

Mathew McElroy
International Bridges

Alex Meade
Mission EDC

Taylor Moreno
Chief of Staff
Mayor’s Office

Kathleen Neal*
Director, Global Trade Compliance
Regal Beloit

Miguel Perez*
Partner and Director of International Logistics
EP Logistics

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.*
County Administrator
Cameron County

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

Vic Smith
Skyview Cooling Co.

Carrie M. Stumfall
(Treasurer)* Vice President
Hunt-Mexico, Inc.

Neftali Garcia
Vice President for Government Affairs
McLane Company

Kevin Faulconer
City of San Diego

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

Erin Ward*
U.S. Mexico Border Outreach & Project Coordination



*Executive Committee members