The knowledgeable and friendly staff at the Pharr EDC can assist you with any request for information. Wea��re always happy to provide professional service with a smile.
Sergio Contreras, Executive Director
Sergio Contreras is the Executive Director for the Pharr Economic Development Corporation. He graduated from the University of Texas – Pan American with a Masters in Business Administration. Prior to joining the Pharr Economic Development Corporation, he served as Regional Manager of External Affairs for AT&T. Sergio is dedicated to creating positive economic growth and enhancing the quality of life in Pharr by promoting business development and cultivating international trade.A�
Tony Sandoval, Assistant Director
Antonio a�?Tonya�? Sandoval is the Assistant Director for the Pharr Economic Development Corporation. Tony graduated from Pan American University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He was employed for 22 years as a State Tax Auditor before joining the Pharr Economic Development Corporation in 2006. Prior to his current role as Assistant Director, Tony served as Corporate Accountant and Economic Development Specialist.
Karina Lopez, Administrative Assistant
Karina Lopez is the Administrative Assistant for the Pharr Economic Development Corporation, assisting with the working partnership of local businesses. She graduated from the University of Texas – Pan American with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Spanish. Having worked with the City of Pharr for over 8 years, Karina brings ample experience as an Administrative Assistant for executive management. A�
Mercedes Guillen, Small Business Specialist
Mercedes Guillen is the Small Business Specialist for the Pharr Economic Development Corporation. She handles graphic design, public relations, and leadership training. Mercedes also serves as a Pharr Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. She is currently a member of several local nonprofit organizations.
Cynthia Garza, Business Development Manager
Cynthia Garza is the Business Development Manager for the Pharr Economic Development Corporation, overseeing all federal and state infrastructure projects surrounding ports of entry. These projects have the potential to alleviate the congestion concerns surrounding freight cargo trucks sharing the same roadways as vehicular traffic. Cynthia also assists in all special projects with the City of Pharr and private community stakeholders. A�