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United Brownsville > Our Leadership

The United Brownsville Board of Directors includes senior-level representatives from business, local and regional government, academia, labor and workforce organizations and the broader community.

Tri-Chairs

Irv Downing, Tri-Chair
Assoc. VP, Economic Development
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Commissioner Deborah Portillo
City Commissioner
City of Brownsville

Jorge De La Garza
President
ZIWA Corporation

Charter Board Members

Hon. Tony Martinez
Mayor
City of Brownsville

Charlie Cabler
City Manager
City of Brownsville

Nurith Galonsky
Board President
Brownsville Public Utilities Board

John Bruciak
CEO
Brownsville Public Utilities Board

 

Trey Mendez
Trustee
Texas Southmost College

Mike Shannon
Interim President
Texas Southmost College

Commissioner John Villarreal
Board Member
Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation

Rebeca Castillo
Executive Director
Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation

David Betancourt
Past Chairman
Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation

Jason Hilts
President
Brownsville Economic Development Council

(VACANT)
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Dr. Mark Kroll
Dean School of Business
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Hector Chirinos
Trustee
Brownsville I.S.D.

Dr. Esperanza Zendejas
Superintendent
Brownsville I.S.D.

At-Large Board Members

Pat Hobbs
Workforce Solutions of Cameron County

Traci Wickett
United Way of Southern Cameron County

Rolando Gonzalez- Barron
GoBar Systems

Dr. Carlos Marin
Ambiotec Engineering Group

Dr. Rose Gowen
City Commissioner

(VACANT)

(VACANT)

Esmy Villarreal
Brownsville Chamber of Commerce

Staff

Laura Matamoros
Director of Operations and Membership

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