Governor Abbott Appoints Jerry Romero To Texas Workforce Investment Council

June 18, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jerry Romero to the Texas Workforce Investment Council for a term set to expire on September 1, 2019. The Council engages in a collaborative, systematic view of workforce development programs throughout the state and provides for planning, evaluation, research, and other functions related to 19 workforce programs.

Jerry Romero of El Paso is a Vice President of Community Development for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. In that role, he implements and evaluates programs related to small businesses, economic development, affordable housing, and community engagement. He previously served as a gubernatorial appointee on the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation Board of Directors. He is a board member of United Way of El Paso, president of the El Paso Housing Finance Corporation, and is active in a number of other volunteer roles in his community. Romero attended The University of Texas-El Paso and studied in the field of finance. Additionally, he attended a number of certification programs including The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business for a Compliance Officer certificate, University of Minnesota Minneapolis for a Community Development Officer certificate, and the University of California John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management Latino Leadership Program.