As a deputy director for RGV FOCUS, Jerry is the regional lead in facilitating stakeholders’ engagement with district and campus leadership, education service centers, workforce partners and institutions of higher education to ensure successful implementation of the RGV FOCUS collective impact initiative.
Prior to joining CFT, Jerry was the business engagement manager for Workforce Solutions Alamo and a professional services coordinator for Carter Healthcare, both in San Antonio. He also managed a team for a federal grant program promoting economic development efforts to diversify and sustain growing economies as assistant director of the Eagle Ford Shale Community Development Program through the University of Texas at San Antonio.
In September 2008, Jerry was selected as one of 10 people chosen from throughout the U.S. to work for the city of Dallas in a two-year management development associate program in the city manager's office.
Jerry holds an associate degree in public administration from San Antonio College, a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Public Administration from St. Mary’s University.
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"I chose CFT because I am driven by the need to encourage opportunities that build community and empower our youth to meet the ever-changing needs of the new modern workforce."
“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”
- 2 Chronicles 15:7