• Communities Working Together to Complete Interstate 69 in Texas

» 2019 Officers and Board of Directors

The Alliance for I-69 Texas is led by a board of directors made up of local elected officials and community representatives from along the interregional route following US 59, US 77, US 281, Loop 20, SH 44 and I-2. The Alliance is dedicated to upgrading these highways as part of the national Interstate Highway System.

NORTHEAST
James Carlow, Bowie County Judge
      Alliance Vice Chair
Charles Thomas, Carthage Economic Improvement Corp.
      Alliance Executive Committee Member
Larry Hurta, Mayor, City of Marshall
Chad Sims, County Judge-Elect, Harrison County
LeeAnn Jones, County Judge, Panola County
Linda Ryan Thomas, Chair, North East Texas RMA

EAST
Sydney Murphy, County Judge, Polk County
      Alliance Board Chairman
Greg Sowell, County Judge-Elect, Nacogdoches County
Jim Jeffers, City Manager, City of Nacogdoches
Keith Wright, City Manager, City of Lufkin
Represeentative, Angelina County

NORTH CENTRAL
Roger Guenther, Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority
      Alliance Vice Chair
Richard Ridings, Sr. VP, HNTB Corp.
Bob Harvey, CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
      Alliance Executive Committee Member

CENTRAL
Billie Jones, Wharton Chamber of Commerce
      Alliance Executive Committee Member
Vincent Morales, Fort Bend County Commissioner, Precinct 1
Tim Barker, Mayor, City of Wharton
William T. Benton, Mayor, City of Rosenberg
Chad Odom, Wharton Economic Development Corp.
Jeff Wiley, Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council

SOUTH TEXAS - WEST
Gerry Schwebel, International Bank of Commerce
      Alliance Vice Chair
Pete Saenz, Mayor, City of Laredo
Tano Tijerina, County Judge, Webb County
Ben Zeller, County Judge, Victoria County
Representative, Port of Victoria

COASTAL BEND
Barbara Canales, County Judge-elect, Nueces County
      Alliance Executive Committee
Joe McComb, Mayor, City of Corpus Christi
Charlie Zahn, Commissioner, Port of Corpus Christi Authority
      Alliance Executive Committee
David Krebs, County Judge-elect, San Patricio County

SOUTH TEXAS - EAST
David Garza, County Commissioner, Cameron County
      Alliance Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Committee Member
Sergio Contreras, Rio Grande Valley Partnership
      Alliance Executive Committee
Alan Johnson, Chairman, Port of Harlingen Authority
Ramon Garcia, County Judge, Hidalgo County
Raudel Garza, Harlingen Economic Development Corp.
Alex Meade, Mission Economic Development Corp.
Cynthia Garza-Reyes, City of Pharr

REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITIES
Pete Sepulveda, Executive Director, Cameron County RMA
Ramon Navarro, Executive Director, Hidalgo County RMA
Linda Ryan Thomas, Chair, North East Texas RMA

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
Louis Bronaugh, former Mayor of Lufkin and Alliance Chairman Emeritus
Helen Walker, former County Judge, Victoria County, and former Alliance Chairman
Robert Eckels, former County Judge, Harris County, and former Alliance Chairman
Michael Behrens, former Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation
Amadeo Saenz, former Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation
John P. Thompson, former County Judge, Polk County, and former Alliance Chairman
Loyd Neal, former County Judge, Nueces County, and former Alliance Chairman