Executive Profiles 

 Jon Barela 

Chief Executive Officer

 John A. Meza 

Vice President of Communications & Government Affairs

 Bio 

 Karín A. Rios

Director of

Data Analytics

 Bio 

 Monica Fernandez 

Staff Accountant

 Bio 

 Marcos Delgado 

Executive Vice President

 Mallory C. Driggers, Ph.D. 

Vice President of Development &  Investor Relations

 Bio 

 Denise Avila 

Program Coordinator,

Borderplex de México

 Bio 

 Arturo Wiener 

Senior Vice President,

Finance

 Bio 

 Kassandra C. Huhn 

Vice President of Workforce Development & Analytics

 Bio 

Christian Diaz

Industry Council

Coordinator

 Bio 

 Tony Ramirez 

Vice President of Economic

Development

 Bio 

 Natalie Littlefield 

Vice President of

Strategy

 Bio 

 Sandra Sides 

Office Manager and 

Administrative Assistant

 Bio 

 About Us 

The Borderplex Alliance is an award-winning economic development and policy advocacy organization. We are independent, non-partisan, and private sector-led. Our mission is to bring jobs, hope, and opportunity to the Borderplex region.

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 Board of directors 

 Chair 

 Chairman Emeritus 

Raymond Palacios

El Paso 

Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac   

Woody Hunt

El Paso 

Hunt Companies

 co-Chairs 

Julio Chiu

Cd. Juárez

SEISA

Alejandra de la Vega Foster

Cd. Juárez

Grupo de la Vega   

Tom Hutchinson

Southern New Mexico

La Posta Group, Inc.

 executive Committee 

Dan Arvizu

Southern New Mexico

New Mexico State University

Jed Fanning

Southern New Mexico

Citizens Bank of Las Cruces

Josh Hunt

El Paso

Hunt Companies

Marcela Navarrete

El  Paso

El Paso Water

Michael Silvas

El Paso

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo 

Marco Zaragoza

Cd. Juárez

Windstar

Juan Carlos Bermúdez

Cd. Juárez

Parque Industrial Antonio J. Bermúdez

Benito Fernandez

Cd. Juárez

Sistema Axis SA de CV / Controladora Kanimi SAPI de CV, and Ferfarms SAPI de CV

Royal Jones

Southern New Mexico

Mesilla Valley Transportation

Salomon Noble

Cd. Juárez

Intermex

Kelly Tomblin

El Paso

El Paso Electric 

Richard Castro

El Paso

Castro Enterprises

Paul L. Foster

El Paso

Franklin Mountain Management

Crystal Long

El Paso

GECU

David Osborn

El Paso

WestStar Bank

Russell "Russ" Vandenburg

El Paso

TVO North America

Curtis Dinan

El Paso

ONEGas

John Hummer

Southern New Mexico

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Don Margo

El Paso

HUB International

William P. Sanders

El Paso

Sanders Partners

Tracy Yellen

El Paso

Paso del Norte Health Foundation 

 Board of Directors 

Benjamin Arriola

El Paso

Southwest University

Will Brown

El Paso

Sonny Brown Associates

Laura Conniff

Southern New Mexico

Steinborn Realty

Kimball Hakes

Southern New Mexico

Hakes Brothers

Brad Kuykendall

El Paso

Western Technical College

Monica Moreno

El Paso

The Job Connection

G. Paul Porras

El Paso

The Garick Group

David Shimp

El Paso

Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare

Leslie Ward

El Paso

AT&T

John Balliew

El Paso

El Paso Water

Craig Buchanan

Southern New Mexico

US Bank

DAle Dekker

Southern New Mexico

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

John Harris

Southern New Mexico

Memorial Medical Center

Alejandro Limon

El Paso

Texas Gas Service

Ceci Miles Mulvihill

El Paso

RMPersonnel

Angelica Rosales

El Paso

SUNDT

VJ Smith

El Paso

Marathon Petroleum

Judy Wendt

El Paso

CK Mills Properties

Rick Baugh

Southern New Mexico

Sunland Park Race Track and Casino

Bill Burton

El Paso

Mithoff Burton Partners

Yolanda Eufracio

Cd. Juárez

FINSA

John Hjalmquist

El Paso

Pizza Properties

Ryan McGrath

El Paso

Wells Fargo Bank

Carlos Murguia

Cd. Juárez

REXMED

Jorge Ruiz

Cd. Juárez

Baker McKenzie 

Andrea Tawney

El Paso

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Gene Wolf

El Paso

Kemp Smith

Cindy Bilbe

El Paso

Stewart Title

Alvaro Bustillos

Cd. Juárez

Desarrollo Económico

Lisa Evans

El Paso

Texas Mutual

Drew Hoy

El Paso

Hoy Family Auto

Rod Mitchell

Southern New Mexico

Las Cruces Machine, Manufacturing & Engineering

Shawn Ollis

El Paso

Prudential Financial

Emma W. Schwartz

El Paso

Medical Center of the Americas Foundation

Hector Villegas

El Paso

BBVA Compass Bank

 Let's Work Together 

 General Inquiries 

BPA Staff

Inquiries will be directed to the appropriate employee

 business Inquiries 

Tony Ramirez

Vice President of Economic Development

 Investor Inquiries 

Mallory Driggers

Vice President of Development and Investor Relations

 Media Inquiries 

John MEza

Vice President of Communications & Government Affairs 

 Borderplex de México 

Denise Avila

Program Coordinator, 

Borderplex de México

 Our Offices 

Cd. Juárez, CHIH

Directions

Las Cruces, NM

Directions

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