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Valley International Airport Board has nine members who serve five year terms:
Craig F. Lonon, Chairman
Craig enjoyed a 30+ year career in municipal government serving as City Manager/Administrator for the Texas cities of Levelland, Corsicana, Conroe, Cedar Park and Harlingen. As a City Manager/Administrator, he was responsible for the day to day operations of full service cities with populations ranging from 12,000 to 75,000. He managed annual municipal budgets in excess of $90 million and managed in excess of 550 employees in Harlingen. Craig a Past President of the Texas City Management Association and received its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Craig retired from municipal government in 2009.
Craig is an avid golfer and serves as President of Harlingen Country Club. Craig also served on the HCC Board from 2011-2013 and as HCC president in 2012 and 2013. Craig and his wife Kathy live on the 13th tee box at HCC. They have 10 grandchildren.
Ricardo "Ricky" Leal, Chairman Pro-Tem
Vicki Moore, Board Member
Vicki Moore is executive vice president for Vantex Holding Corp. in Dallas. She played a significant role in the expansion and redesign of Centennial Fine Wine & Spirits stores, and has been named Retailer of the Year by Beverage Dynamics Magazine and Market Watch Magazine. She was also a director of the Texas Package Store Association and served on its legislative committee.
Julie Ezell-Perez, Board Member
Julie Ezell-Perez is a partner in the law firm of Ezell & Ezell, PLLC. She practices in the areas of wills, estate planning, estate and guardianship administration, real estate law, family law and general civil practice. She has been active in her community by serving as a former chairperson of Leadership Harlingen, several terms on the board of directors of the Harlingen Rotary Club and Junior League, and as a counselor to Rotary Youth Exchange students.
Robert "Bobby" R. Farris, Board Member
The Farris family has long been involved in Rio Grande Valley banking. Mr. Farris’ father helped organize Harlingen State Bank in 1974. After Harlingen State Bank sold to Texas State Bank in 1999, the younger Mr. Farris served as a TSB director until 2007, when the bank sold to BBVA. He also was elected to the Board of Texas Regional Bancshares in 2005, where he served on the Audit Committee.
Mr. Farris has a strong record of community and public service. He currently serves on the Valley Zoological Endowment and Valley Baptist Hospital Holdings boards, on the First United Methodist Church Finance Committee, and as Vice-Chairman of the Texas Regional Bank board. He has served as President or Chairman of the Board for many other business and community organizations, including the American Heart Association, the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce, the Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation, Harlingen Waterworks, United Way of Harlingen, the Valley Baptist Foundation, and the Texas Bus Association. He also has been on the Salvation Army, Texas Motor Transportation Association, Loaves & Fishes Foundation, University of Texas at Austin Business Administration Foundation, and University of Texas at Brownsville Development Boards. He has served as Budget Chairman for Gladys Porter Zoo, on the Texas Bar Association Grievance Committee, and as a Harlingen City Commissioner.
Bobby has a record of service to his community. He currently serves on four boards and is a past member of 17 other community-based organizations.
Nicholas "Nick" Consiglio, Board Member
Nick Consiglio, a native to Harlingen, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas A&M University and is Vice President/Marketing Director for Texas Regional Bank. He has taken an active role in the community and serves on a broad range of boards. He is past-president of the Harlingen Proud Board of Directors and has served on that board since 2009. He is Vice Chairman of the Harlingen Planning and Zoning Commission and a member of the Audit Committee for the City of Harlingen. Nick is also a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Harlingen Board of Directors, a past board member of the Cameron County Children Advocacy Center – Maggie and Monica’s House, and has volunteered as a CCD instructor at St. Anthony Catholic Church for the past 11 years.
Rolando Rubiano, Board Member
Mr. Rolando R. Rubiano, P.E. is the owner and Principal of Green, Rubiano & Associates –Structural Engineers in Harlingen, Texas. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Mr. Rubiano has over 23 years experience in engineering design, construction administration, structural and forensic evaluation and consulting. In 1999 Mr. Rubiano became a resident of Harlingen and is actively involved with many state local organizations. First appointed in 2008 to the State of Texas Industrialized Building Code Council, Rolando has served as Chairman of the council since 2013. He has also served on Governor Perry’s Commission for Disaster Recovery and Renewal – Hurricane Preparedness in 2008, and in 2010 was appointed to the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Forensic Working group to assist in the development of guidelines and procedures in the TDI Qualified Inspector Program.
Rolando is excited to work with the City of Harlingen and fellow board members in support of the growth of the Valley International Airport and finding regional solutions to the Valley’s infrastructure needs..
Richard Franke, Board Member
Tito Resendez, Board Member
Mr. Resendez and his wife Diana are the founders of the Tito and Diana Resendez Foundation. The Foundation has awarded their Victory in Academics (VIA) scholarship to 23 graduating Harlingen seniors over the last 3 years totaling $23,000 to date. Mr. Resendez has served on various HCISD committees, most recently as the chair of the Technology committee supporting the 2010 HCISD Bond as well as the 2011 Ninth Grade Academy design committee. He has the served on many boards including the Planning and Zoning Board, Calvary Christian School PFTA board and is an active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
The Board meets the third Friday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Airport Terminal Building, Third Floor Airport Conference Room, Harlingen, TX. If you should have any questions, please call Celina at the Airport Administration at (956) 430-8600 or email: email@example.com.