Board of Directors

Converse EDC Board of Directors has a passion for Converse. Helping to make our City a better place to live, work, and play is our goal. If you have any questions or if you would like to contact us, please click on any one of our pictures to send an email. We look forward to what Converse has in store and will continue connecting the community with commerce. 
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rosa gary
Coordinator for Training and Development,
Child Nutrition Department 

As a resident, I have vested interest in seeing the City of Converse prosper.  As a retired SFC in the US Army and a long career at Judson ISD, I feel an obligation to make positive changes for the City in which I work and live.  I plan to live in Converse for many, many years and want to help shape it’s future for me and my family.

Vice President

V.P. Market Leader, BB&T

I have a strong desire to provide service to the community where I live, worship and where my children attend school.  I have been blessed with a wonderful family and a career that allows me to help my clients achieve economic success and financial security.  I want to give back and serve the community I am so proud of, Converse!

 Matt Moog Photo  William Rodriguez Photo
Matthew Moog

AVP Branch Manager at Randolph Brooks FCU 

As a lifelong resident of the area, I have an interest in seeing the community prosper.  I want to be a part of helping the community grow and believe my unique perspective and over 13 years as a financial services advisor, I can help Converse achieve many great things.

William Rodriguez
Board Member

Vice President, JR, Inc.

I grew up in this community and am still very connected through my business.  After being active with St. Monica’s Church for many years, I decided to become more involved in the business growth of Converse.  I’ve seen many positive changes throughout the year and revel at the growth and new opportunities happening – so glad to be a part of it!

 Melissa Villarreal Marc Gilbert Photo
melissa villarreal
Board Member
Executive Director, Esplanade Gardens

marc gilbert
Board Member

V.P. Operations at Munch On

As a long-time resident of Converse, I have seen progress in this community and have a strong desire to keep the momentum going to further the development of our community. As a business owner and retired First Sergeant of the US Air Force, utilizing my experiences and commitment to shape Converse is a true source of pleasure.

 Kentreal Alexander Photo  Ray Ortiz Photo
Board Member

IT Specialist at Defense Health Agency

As a new member of the Converse community and a veteran of the United States Army I want to continue to offer my services to the community that I now call home. After many years in the IT field I recently decided it was time for me to start my own small IT business. I’m extremely excited with its future here in Converse and I intend for it to grow, just like this amazing place! Converse is a great city with endless possibilities and I’m excited for the opportunity to serve on the EDC Board.  

Ray Ortiz 
Outside Counsel