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Rudy Salinas, Board Chairman 

Representing Hidalgo County

Mr. Salinas worked for a CPA firm until 1987, when he was hired by Mercedes National Bank to serve as a Commercial Lending Officer and eventually became the President and CEO. He joined Salinas, Allen & Schmitt, and LLP in 1996 and became a partner of the firm in 1998.  He specializes in tax, auditing engagements, and the construction and bank related fields.


His professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Certified Public Accountants and National Society of Accountants. He was awarded the 1999 Accountant Advocate of the Year for the lower Rio Grande Valley District Office of the Small Business Administration.



  • Board Treasurer – Rio Grande Valley Workforce Development Corp

  • President – Weslaco Crime Stoppers

  • President – Knapp Community Care Foundation

  • Board Member – Knapp Medical Center

  • Board Member – Weslaco Rotary

  • Board Member – John Knox Village

  • Board Chairman – Economic Development Corporation of Mercedes

  • Former President – Mercedes Area Chamber of Commerce

“The most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”    -Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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