May 2022 | Vol.3, Iss. 9

A Message from RGV LEAD Board President

Lizzy de la Garza Putegnat, RGV LEAD Board President, and Titan Fuel were pleased to announce that the Executive Committee was in agreement that moving forward, the Board meetings will go back to being in person (not hybrid).

Lizzy’s Message to Board Members:

We didn’t take that decision lightly. Given that school districts, higher ed, and most (if not all) businesses and boards are back to meeting in person (as well as at conferences) we felt it was time to do the same. Those of us who have served on the board pre-pandemic can attest to the fact that (pre-pandemic) when we would all meet together in that boardroom, it just lent itself to more unity, discussion, and engagement from everyone. We know it’s not as convenient, but for 30 years board members met in person, and we believe we owe it to the organization.

We had such a wonderful and engaging RGV LEAD – Rio Grande Valley Linking Economic and Academic Development Board Meeting!! It was so great to be back in person 100%. We surely missed the amazing dialogue that takes place at these meetings when everyone is gathered together! Lots of incredible things happening at RGV LEAD thanks to the partnerships and collaborative efforts!! RGV LEAD is taking on new, bold, and innovative initiatives that will help take our organization to the next level! On that note, I’d like to give a big shoutout to Luis, Eliza, Denisse, Mayra, Norma, Felipe, Janie, Dawn, and Carolina for the amazing job they do day in and day out to make sure RGV LEAD is the region’s leading intermediary organization between educators, employers, and economic development partners.

Last but not least, huge thanks to all Board Members for volunteering your time, energy, expertise, talents, and resources! This organization would not have survived without your leadership – especially those that have served for many years. Thank you!

RGV LEAD BOARD MEMBERS

NOTE: Not all board members are represented in this picture.

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