• Communities Working Together to Complete Interstate 69 in Texas

» 2021 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, SH 44 and I-2. The Alliance is dedicated to upgrading these highways as part of the national Interstate Highway System.

Chad Sims, County Judge, Harrison County
      Alliance Executive Committee Member
Cory Floyd, Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
      Alliance Executive Committee Member
Rush Harris
, CEO, Marshall Economic Development Corp.
Olin Joffrion, Mayor, City of Carthage
LeeAnn Jones, County Judge, Panola County
Steve Williams, City Manager, City of Carthage

Sydney Murphy, County Judge, Polk County
      Alliance Board Chairman
Greg Sowell, County Judge, Nacogdoches County
Larissa Philpot,* President & CEO, Nacogdoches Economic Development Corp.
      Alliance Executive Committee Member
Bruce Green, City Manager, City of Lufkin
Todd Brown, Associate Dean, Stephen F. Austin State University
Representative, Angelina County

Roger Guenther, Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority
      Alliance Vice Chair
Melisa Montemayor, Group Director, HNTB Corp.
Bob Harvey, CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
      Alliance Executive Committee Member

David Schroeder, 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
Joshua Owens, Executive Director, Wharton Economic Development Corp.
Carolyn Gibson, Executive Director, El Campo City Development Corp.

Gerry Schwebel, Sr. VP, International Bank of Commerce
      Alliance Vice Chair
Ben Zeller, County Judge, Victoria County
Sean Stibich, Executive Director, Port of Victoria
Mark Loffgren, Councilman, City of Victoria
Tano Tijerina, County Judge, Webb County
Pete Saenz, Mayor, City of Laredo

Barbara Canales, County Judge, Nueces County
      Alliance Executive Committee
Paulette Guajardo, Mayor, City of Corpus Christi
Charlie Zahn, Commission Chairman, Port of Corpus Christi Authority
      Alliance Executive Committee
David Krebs, County Judge, San Patricio County

David Garza, County Commissioner, Cameron County
      Alliance Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Committee Member
Sergio Contreras, President & CEO, Rio Grande Valley Partnership
      Alliance Executive Committee
Richard Cortez, County Judge, Hidalgo County
Roy Rodriguez, City Manager, City of McAllen
Raudel Garza, CEO, Harlingen Economic Development Corp.
Daniel Silva, CEO, Mission Economic Development Corp.
Cynthia Garza-Reyes, Director, Business Development, City of Pharr

Pete Sepulveda, Executive Director, Cameron County RMA
Pilar Rodriguez, Executive Director, Hidalgo County RMA
Linda Ryan Thomas, Chair, North East Texas RMA

Helen Walker, former County Judge, Victoria County, and former Alliance Chairman
Robert Eckels, former County Judge, Harris County, and former Alliance Chairman
John P. Thompson, former County Judge, Polk County, and former Alliance Chairman
Loyd Neal, former County Judge, Nueces County, and former Alliance Chairman

Michael Behrens, former Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation
Amadeo Saenz, former Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation