Board of Directors

Workforce Solutions is led by a locally nominated Board of Directors (Board) that is representative of the tri-county region it serves: Hidalgo, Willacy and Star counties. This Board operates under the following guiding principles: Sustainable Partnerships, Economic Opportunity, and Strategic Vision for Change.

The 25-member Board consists of 51% private sector representation, while the remaining 49% is comprised of education, community-based organizations, labor, vocational rehabilitation, public assistance, and employment services representatives. The Board is responsible for the planning, evaluation, oversight, and fiscal accountability of the Workforce Services and Programs of the tri-county region.


Board Officers

Mr. Jaime Ortiz, Board Chair
Ms. Cristina Rivera, Vice-Chair
Ms. Dalinda Guillen, Treasurer
Mr. Federico "Fred" Lopez, Secretary


Board Member

Hidalgo County:

Dr. Ida Acuña-Garza
Ms. Sara Garza
Dr. Ricardo R. Gonzalez
Dr. Daniel P. King
Dr. Carlos J. Cardenas
Dr. Luis Daniel Buentello
Mr. Jaime Ortiz
Ms. Sonia Quintero
Mr. Robert A. Calvillo
Ms. Cristina Rivera 
Ms. Laura Treviño
Ms. Rebeca Hernandez
Mr. Francisco Lugo, Jr. 

Starr County:

Ms. Rose Benavidez
Ms. Dalinda Guillen
Mr. Noel Benavides, Jr.
Mr. Federico "Fred" Lopez
Mr. Cesar Vera


Willacy County:

Dr. Roy Sheneman
Ms. Martha Rebeles
Mr. Agustin Lopez, Jr.   




City of McAllen:

Ms. Rebecca "Becky" Guerra
Ms. Sonia Falcon
Mr. Joel Michael Bowen
Mr. Roberto Luciano


Chief Elected Officials 

Lead Chief Elected Official – Judge Ramon Garcia, Hidalgo Co.
Judge Eloy Vera, Starr Co.
Mayor Jim Darling, City of McAllen
Judge Aurelio “Keter” Guerra, Willacy Co.