Board of Directors

Workforce Solutions Middle Rio Grande is led by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of recognized community leaders across many areas of expertise including, business; community-based organizations; economic development; education; government; literacy; labor; and vocational rehabilitation.


Our Board of Directors contributes significant amounts of time, talent, and energy to further our organizational mission of empowering the workforce of our 9-county Middle Rio Grande Valley Region.

Board Officers

Vacant-Board Chair

Blanca Larson-Vice Chair

  Manuel Estrada, Neighborhood Housing Authority -Secretary

Juan Martinez, Town House Restaurant-Treasurer

Johnny Guzman, SWTJC-Parlimentarian

Board Members

Aaron Pulsford- Edward Jones

Arturo Gonzalez-Crystal City Lions Club


Dana Johnson- Rio Grande Electric Cooperative

David Ojeda Jr.-Community Service Agency


David Puente- NBPC Local 2366 


Dulce Valdez-TWC-VRS


Evaristo Rendon-Lowes Market Store


Glen Bradley-Hondo Nat’l Bank


Jesus Olivares- IBC Bank


Joe Barker-SWTJC


Joel Barajas-All State Fire Extinguisher

Laura Lopez-Lopez Health System Inc.


Michael D. Grooms-Grooms Distribution Company


Michael Rodriguez-UCISD


Rogelio Gonzalez-SFDR-CISD


Thomas Matula-Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College Education


Timothy L. Grant-Texas Workforce Commission

W.B. Sansom-Rancher

Mario Abregon-Anciria Enterprises

Mandy Benavidez-DHHS

William Shannon-Cooter's

Leo Martinez-Border Opportunity Saver Systems, Inc

Alvaro "Al" Arreola-Zales Corporation


Have a question?  Looking to hire? Want to become a Child Care Provider?  Email or call us!


Phone: 830-591-0141

Information Officer: Ernest Flores

Serving the Middle Rio Grande Region of Edwards, Dimmit, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde & Zavala.

Workforce Middle Rio is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.   Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Relay TX: 711 or 1-800-735-2988 (Voice) or 1-­800-­735-­2989 (TDD)