Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend
 
 
 

Workforce Solutions Board of Directors
The Coastal Bend Workforce Development Board is responsible for workforce employment and training services in a twelve-county area that includes: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio Counties. This area includes the Corpus Christi Metropolitan Area consisting of Aransas, Nueces, and San Patricio Counties.

The mission of the Coastal Bend Workforce Board is to build a better workforce. To accomplish this mission, the Board has adopted the following objectives or strategic goals:

  • Collaborate with industry, education, economic development and labor to develop a comprehensive regional workforce strategic plan
  • Develop a trainable and available workforce
  • Provide workforce-relevant educational and training opportunities for youth

The Development Board has established five planning committees to further refine overall goals and strategies for continuous improvement of service to the communities in the Coastal Bend region. This strategic plan involves the coordination of resources to best implement Workforce Investment Act (WIA) employment and training. The Board's planning committee builds on this basic plan to establish an overall vision for the workforce area. The committee names are as follows: Executive/Finance, Child Care Services, Public Relations and Workforce Services.

Meeting Dates & Agendas

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend Board of Directors encourages public comment. The level of public interest and attendance at Board meetings indicates strong community involvement in the delivery of employment and training services in the Coastal Bend area. We look forward to seeing you at one of our meetings!

Download the 2017 Board Directory

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend Elected Officers

Chair - Victor M. Gonzalez, Jr., Victor Gonzalez Insurance Agency
Vice Chair - Jason Alaniz, Pioneer Wine Company
Treasurer - John Owen, President/CEO, Goodwill Industries of South Texas
Secretary - Parish Jones, Human Resources Manager, M&G Resins USA, LLC
Parliamentarian - Emily Martinez, OVice President, C.C. Regional Economic Development Corporation
Immediate Past Chair - Gloria Perez, President, Asiel Enterprises, Inc.

2017 Board & Committee Meeting Schedule 


         

Board of Directors

3:00 p.m. at Sunrise

 February 23 - Agenda Packet

April 20 - Agenda Packet 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Executive/Finance

3:00 p.m. at Staples

February 16 - Agenda Packet

April 11 - Agenda Packet

 

 
 
 
 

Child Care Services

3:00 p.m. at Staples

February 9 - Agenda Packet 

 

 

 
 
 

Public Relations 

9:00 a.m. at Staples

 February 10 - Agenda Packet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workforce Services

4:00 p.m. at Staples

 February 9 - Agenda Packet

 

 

 

 

 

   

Board of Directors

Afuso, Mary Z.; Director of Corporate Services 
Del Mar College, Center for Economic Development
101 Baldwin Boulevard, CED142D
Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3897 
361-698-2407 Fax: 361-698-2410
Email: mafuso@delmar.edu

 

Education - Post Secondary
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2015

Alaniz, Jason; 
Pioneer Wine Company
5812 Trade Center Drive, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78744
512-895-0558              Fax: 361-880-5883
Email: jalaniz@pioneerwine.com 

Private Sector
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2017

 

 

Allsup, Gary; Executive Director
Housing Authority of Corpus Christi
3701 Ayers Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
361-889-3300
Email: gary.allsup@hacc.org

Public Assistance Agency
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2019

Collin, Rosie; Director of Community Relations 
Port of Corpus Christi Authority
222 Power Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-885-6115 Fax: 361-882-7110
Email: rosie@pocca.com

Private Sector
(Nueces County)
Term: 6/30/2017

Garcia, Betty L.; President & Owner 
Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes
P.O. Box 855
San Diego, TX 78384
361-562-6830
Email: bettylgarcia@gmail.com 

Private Sector
(Duval County)
Term: 6/30/2018

Garcia, Julia T.; Dean of Workforce Training
Coastal Bend College
3800 Charco Road
Beeville, TX 78102
361-354-2331  Fax: 361-354-2278
Email: jgarcia@coastalbend.edu

Adult Basic & Continuing Education
(Bee County)
Term: 6/30/2016

 

 

Garza, Sara P.; Assistant Integrated Service
Area Manager

Texas Workforce Commission
520 N. Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-885-3008 Fax: 361-885-3025
Email: sara.garza@twc.state.tx.us
Public Employment Service
(TWC/City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2016
Gatewood, Jesse; Training Director
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,  Local 278
2301 Saratoga Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX 78417
361-884-8414
Email: ccjatc@sbcglobal.net 
Organized Labor
(Nueces County)
Term: 6/30/2017
Giesler, Randy; Training Manager
Bay LTD
P.O. Box 1603
George West, TX 78022
361-693-2488 Fax: 361-693-2487
Email: GieslerR@bayltd.com
Private Sector
(Live Oak County)
Term: 6/30/2016

Gleason, Mary V.; Executive Director
Corpus Christi Literacy Council
4044 Greenwood Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78416
361-857-5896 Fax: 361-857-5898
Email: gleasonm@ccliteracy.org

Local Literacy Council
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2016

(Vice Chair & Past Chair)
Gonzalez, Jr., Victor M.

Victor Gonzalez Insurance Agency
4137 Gollihar Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
361-884-3762 Fax: 361-884-0431
Email: victorgonzalez@insurer.com

Private Sector
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2017
Johnston, J.J.; CEO & Managing Member 
Eonogine, LLC
c/o Alice Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1609
Alice, TX 78333
970-214-7345
Email: jjjohnston@econogine.com 
Private Sector
(Jim Wells County)
Term: 6/30/2019
(Secretary)
Jones, Parrish;
 Human Resources Manager 
M&G Resins USA, LLC
7001 Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor
Corpus Christi, TX 78409
361-271-5380 Fax: 361-500-4046
Email: parrish.jones@gruppomgus.com 
Private Sector
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2017
Keener, Marcia
1313 Moore Avenue
Portland, TX 78374
361-877-5564
Email: mjkeener13@gmail.com
Private Sector
(San Patricio County)
Term: 6/30/2016
Kelley, Kari; Assistant Vice President Branch Operations
Navy Army Community Credit Union
2207 N. Highway 35, Suite E
Rockport, TX 78382
361-985-7300, x 1105 Fax: 361-986-8084
Email: kkelley@navyarmyccu.com
Private Sector
(Aransas County)
Term: 6/30/2018
(Treasurer)
Martinez, Emily
; Vice President

C.C. Regional Economic Development Corporation
800 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Suite 1300 South
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-882-7448 Fax: 361-882-9930
Email: emartinez@ccredc.com
Economic Development
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2017

McKaughan, Joan; Human Resources Business Partner
Celanese Ticona
P.O. Box 428
Bishop, Texas 78343
361-584-6087  Fax: 214-258-9926 (e-fax)
Email: joan.mckaughan@ticona.com

Private Sector
(San Patricio County) Term:
6/30/2016

 

 

Montez, Joe B.; Executive Director
Bee Development Authority
P.O. Box 1448
Beeville, TX 78104-1448
361-358-2023 Fax: 361-358-0448
Email: jbmontez@fnbnet.net
Community Based Organization
(Bee County)
Term: 6/30/2017
Owen, John W.; President/CEO
Goodwill Industries of South Texas
2961 S. Port Avenue
Corpus Christi, TX 78405-2098
361-884-4068 Fax: 361-884-5714
Email: jowen@goodwillsouthtexas.com
Vocational Rehabilitation
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2015

(Chair)
Perez, Gloria; President
Asiel Enterprises, Inc.
5909 Sutherland Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
361-765-6670
Email: gdperez@swbell.net

Private Sector
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2017

Perez, III, J. C; Board Chair 
R.E.A.L., Inc. 
1115 Lillian Drive
Alice, TX 78332
361-668-5702
Email: jc.perez@co.jim-wells.tx.us

 

Community Based Organization
(Jim Wells County)
Term: 6/30/2018

 

 

 

Portis, Verna; Co-Owner
Portis Kountry Kitchen
615 N. Upper Broadway, Suite B101
Corpus Christi, TX 78477
361-885-7720 Fax: 361-885-7897
Email: diamondsfu@aol.com

Private Sector
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2016

 

 

Ramirez, Carlos; Owner
FIT 24 Gym
2001 S. Brahma Boulevard
Kingsville, TX 78363
361-221-1401
Email: carlos_ramirez@fit24gymtx.com 

Private Sector
(Kleberg County)
Term: 6/30/2019

 

 

Salazar, Manny; Executive Director 
Kingsville Economic Development Council
635 E. King Avenue
Kingsville, TX 78363
361-592-6438 Fax: 361-592-0866
Email: edcdiretor@kingsville.org 

Community Based Organization
(Kleberg County)
Term: 6/30/2019

 

 

(Parliamentarian)
Sample, Edward
; Owner

Tradewinds Consulting Group
5321 Crestwick Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
361-658-5353 Fax: 
Email: elsample@grandecom.net
Private Sector
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2016
Smith, Adam B.; Director Engineering/Project Development
Valero Bill Greehey Refinery
1147 Cantwell Lane
Corpus Christi, Texas 78407
361-299-3950
Email: adam.smith@valero.com 
Private Sector
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2019
Soliz-Garcia, Velma; Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum &
Instruction Education Agency

Alice Independent School District
#2 Coyote Trail
Alice, TX 78332
361-664-0981 
Email: velsolg@gmail.com
Education Agency
(San Patricio County)
Term: 6/30/2016

Tuttle, Stanley; Owner/Manager
Tuttle's Grocery and Market
207 Second Street
Woodsboro, TX 78393
361-543-6109 Fax: 361-543-5494
Email: stanleytuttle@att.net 

Private Sector
(Refugio County)
Term: 6/30/2018
Unda, C. Michelle; Public Affairs Representative 
NuStar Logistics L.P.
410 S. Padre Island Drive, Suite 200
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
361-249-9429 Fax: 361-210-918-5798
Email: michelle.unda@nustarenergy.com 

Private Sector
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2016

 

 

Wilson, Catrina; President/CEO
United Way of the Coastal Bend
711 N. Carancahua, Suite 302
Corpus Christi, TX 78475
361-882-2529 Ext. 120 Fax: 361-888-6882
Email: catrina.wilson@uwcb.org

Community Based Organization
(City of Corpus Christi)
Term: 6/30/2019

Chief Elected Officials (CEO) Council Membership Roster and 2017 Meeting Schedule (Coming Soon) 

CEO Council - 12 noon

February 24 - Agenda Packet 

 

 

 

 

 
   

JIM WELLS COUNTY
Judge Pedro "Pete" Trevino

Jim Wells County Courthouse
200 N. Almond
Alice, TX 78332
361-668-5706 Fax: 361-668-8671
pedro.trevino@co.jim-wells.tx.us

 

ARANSAS COUNTY
Judge C. H. "Burt" Mills, Jr.
Aransas County Courthouse
301 N. Live Oak
Rockport, TX 78382
361-790-0100 Fax: 361-727-2043
bmills@aransascounty.org

KLEBERG COUNTY
Judge Rudy Madrid
Kleberg County Courthouse
P.O. Box 752 / 700 E. Kleberg
Kingsville, TX 78363
361-595-8585  Fax: 361-592-0838
rmadrid@co.kleberg.tx.us

BEE COUNTY
Judge Stephanie Silvas
Bee County Courthouse
105 W. Corpus Christi Street, Room 109
Beeville, TX 78102-5627
361-621-1550 Fax: 361-492-5980
stephanie.silvas@co.bee.tx.us

LIVE OAK COUNTY
Judge Jim Huff
Live Oak County Courthouse
P.O. Box 487 / 301 Houston Street
George West, TX 78022
361-449-2733, x. 1002 Fax: 361-449-3155
jimhuffjudge@yahoo.com

BROOKS COUNTY
Judge Imelda Barrera

Brooks County Courthouse
P.O. Box 515 / 217 E. Miller
Falfurrias, TX 78355
361-325-5604, ext. 15 Fax: 361-325-5369
iarevalo@co.brooks.tx.us

MCMULLEN COUNTY
Judge James E. Teal

McMullen County Courthouse
P.O. Box 237 / 501 River Street
Tilden, TX 78072
361-274-3341 Fax: 274-3618
judge.teal@mcmullencounty.org

CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI
Mayor Dan McQueen

Corpus Christi City Hall
P.O. Box 9277, 1201 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi TX 78469-9277
361-826-3100 Fax: 361-826-3103
neldam@cctexas.com

NUECES COUNTY
Judge Loyd Neal
Nueces County Courthouse
901 Leopard Street, Room 303
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-888-0444 Fax: 361-888-0445
claudia.lobell@co.nueces.tx.us

DUVAL COUNTY
Judge Ricardo O. "Rocky" Carrillo

Duval County Courthouse
P.O. Box 189 / 400 E. Gravis
San Diego, TX 78384
361-279-6204 Fax: 361-279-3310
ricardo.carrillo@co.duval.tx.us

REFUGIO COUNTY
Judge Robert Blaschke
Refugio County Courthouse
808 Commerce, Room 104
Refugio, TX 78377
361-526-4434 Fax: 361-526-5100
robert.blaschke@co.refugio.tx.us

KENEDY COUNTY
Judge Louis E. Turcotte, III
Kennedy County Courthouse
101 Mallory
Sarita, TX 78385
361-294-5224 Fax: 361-294-5218
gscordell@yahoo.com

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY
Judge Terry Simpson
San Patricio County Courthouse
400 W. Sinton, Room 105
Sinton, TX 78387
361-364-6120 Fax: 361-364-6118
judgeterrysimpson@hotmail.com

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