Sam Vale, Past Board Chairman 

Representing Starr County



  • President, Starr-Camargo Bridge Company, International toll bridge.

  • President, Border Pacific Railroad Company, Mission-Rio Grande City, Texas. 

  • President, Quina Corporation, Real Estate and Ranching



  • Board member, Past Chairman and Founder, Border Trade Alliance

  • President, Starr County Industrial Foundation, Inc.

  • President, Starr County Historical Foundation

  • Past Chair & Director, Lower Rio Grande Valley Workforce Development Board (d/b/a Workforce Solutions)

  • Board member and Past Chair, Rio Grande Valley Empowerment Zone

  • Former President and Board member, Los Camino Del Rio of Texas

  • Past-President, Mexico-Texas Bridge Owners Association

  • Member, Texas Border Trade Advisory Committee (TxDOT)

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