Workforce Board Elects 2016 Board Officers

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December 3, 2015

(El Paso, Texas) On Wednesday, December 2nd at the Workforce Solutions Borderplex General Board and Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors elected the 2016 slate of officers for the board.

Leo A. Duran Sr., will serve his first year term as Board Chairperson

Doug Warnock, will serve his first term as Vice Chairperson

Mica Short, will serve her first term as Secretary for the board

Bertha A. Gallardo, will represent the past Board Chair


“As Board Chair, my goal will be to continue to build a strong, regional skilled workforce. Workforce Solutions Borderplex is ready to meet employer needs by strengthening our public and private sector strategic alliances,” said, Leo Duran Sr., Board Chair.

The Workforce Solutions Borderplex Board of Directors for 2016 includes:

 ROBERT ALCALA, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

DR. ARMANDO AGUIRRE, Education Service Center- Region 19

STEVE BLANCO, Blanco Ordoñez & Wallace, P.C.


TRACY BRISTOL, Marcus, Fairall, Bristol + Co., L.L.P.


GERALD CICHON, Housing Authority of the City

DR. ROBERTO CORONADO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch

YVETTE DELGADO, Private Sector Representative



BERTHA A. GALLARDO, Las Palmas & Del Sol Regional Healthcare System

HENRY GALLARDO, Strategic Wealth Advisors

GARY R. HEDRICK, Project Arriba

PATRICIA LONG, Sul Ross State University

MICHELLE MARIE AUBE-BARTON, Texas Association for Literacy & Adult Education

ROSS MOORE, El Paso Central Labor Union

GRACE MUNOZ, First Light Federal Credit Union

LYDIA NESBITT-ARRONTE, The Borderplex Alliance

JOSEPH NEWKIRK, Texas Workforce Commission

DR. WILLIAM SERRATA, El Paso Community College

MICA E. SHORT, Texas Gas Service

ELSA STOERNER, Center Against Sexual & Family Violence

OSCAR E. VENEGAS, Council for Regional Economic Expansion and Education Development

HECTOR VIDAL, Walgreen Drug Store

DOUGLAS W. WARNOCK, The Boeing Company

DAVID C. WILSON, Twin Peaks Liquors, Inc.


About Workforce Solutions Borderplex

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is a non-profit organization aimed to help improve the quality of life in a six-county region. That region encompasses the counties of Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio. The organization consists of a 27-member Board of Directors responsible for strategic guidance and policy governance to achieve goals focusing on employment, education and economic development. Funding comes from the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture. For more information about the organization please visit our website at