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Valley International Airport Board has nine members who serve five year terms:
Dr. Mark J. Kroll, Chairman
Julie Ezell-Perez, Chairman Pro-Tem
Ricky Leal, Board Member
Tito Resendez, Board Member
Mr. Tito Resendez is the owner of the local State Farm Insurance Agency in Harlingen, Texas. He is very actively involved in both his community and his industry. He has served on the local, state and national levels of many insurance associations and is presently the Texas delegate of the National Hispanic Agents Network (NHAN). Mr. Resendez has represented State Farm for almost 20 years and is ranked among the top 50 of 18,000 agents in America. He is a lifetime member of the company’s prestigious President’s Club and Chairman’s Circle winner becoming the first agent to do so south of Austin.
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.
Vicki Moore, Board Member
Nick Consiglio, Board Member
Richard Franke, Board Member
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..
Craig F. Lonon, Board Member
Craig Lonon grew up in the Dallas suburb of Lancaster. After graduating High School he received a BA in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Texas.
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.
The Board meets the third Monday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Airport Terminal Building, Third Floor Airport Conference Room Harlingen. If you should have any questions, please call Celina at the Airport Administration at (956) 430-8600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.