Sam Coats is a native of Harlingen and currently lives in Dallas. Within the airline industry Mr. Coats has served as a Senior VP at Continental Airlines and Braniff Airways, VP at Texas International Airlines and Southwest Airlines, President of Muse Air Corporation, CEO of Compass Airlines in Australia, CEO of the Sammons Travel Group in Dallas, and CEO of PROS Strategic Solutions, Inc. PROS provides revenue management systems to airlines throughout the world. Mr. Coats was first appointed to the Harlingen Airport Board in 2007. He was reappointed by Mayor Boswell in February 2010. His current term expires in March 2015."