Board Of Commissioners

Board Chairman
Commissioner
Mr. Patricio Sampayo

Patricio is a managing director of Centro Medico Internacional, a private health care system in Matamoros, Tamaulipas. He graduated cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics. Patricio is passionate about social entrepreneurship and committed to helping colleagues and local organizations pursue innovative solutions to social problems. He was appointed to HACB's board by Mayor Tony Martinez and has served as its Chairman since 2011.

Contact Me:

psampayo@hacb.us
Board Vice-Chairman
Commissioner
John F. Cowen, Jr.

John is President of Cowen Group, LTD, a diversified company with interests in international logistics, warehousing and real estate development.  Prior to joining the company in 2007, John worked in Chicago and New York City for a Big 4 professional services firm where he advised large multi-national corporations on Value Added Tax (VAT) and Customs issues around the world.  John is a licensed U.S. Customs broker and graduated with honors with a degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.  In addition, John is the Chairman of the School Board at Saint Joseph Academy in Brownsville, Texas.  John is married to Robin Cowen and they have two children;  Grace (4) and Jack (2).

Contact Me:

jcowen@hacb.us
Board Member
Commissioner
Mr. Noe Guerrero

Noe Guerrero was inducted into The National Dean’s List in 2002, and graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from the University of Texas at Brownsville with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a major in Finance. Native to the South Texas region, he has had the distinct opportunity to live and understand the culture that surrounds its daily lifestyle. For the past 12 years, he has worked for one of South Texas’ leading fully-integrated real estate development and investment companies; a company where he has learned about commitment, loyalty, hard honest work and has recently become a partner. Mr. Guerrero has an international background and is a strong advocate for city development and economic growth.

Contact Me:

nguerrero@hacb.us