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Luis Bazan

Director @ Pharr Intl. Bridge

With a solid career spanning over 15 years, Luis Bazán is considered an expert and strategist in business development and international trade. He received his Bachelor in Communication with emphasis in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Texas Pan-American in 1999.
Bazán has been Director of Business Development and Governmental Affairs for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce from 2001 to 2005, Public Involvement and Legislative Affairs Manager and Planner for the Hidalgo County Metropolitan Planning Organization (HCMPO) from 2006 to 2008, President and CEO for the Pharr Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2013, and Industrial Development Manager for the Pharr International Bridge and Economic Development Corporation from 2013 to 2015, before ascending to his current position as Bridge Director for the City of Pharr International Bridge, as of November 2015.
Throughout his profession, Bazán has been successful at taking his work to the highest levels in the areas of economic development, governmental affairs, transportation and mobility planning, as well as, infrastructure and international trade development.
In August 2015 and in June 2016, Bazán accomplished two of his main objectives by signing Memorandums of Understanding between the City of Pharr, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the General Services Administration (GSA), to plan and develop new infrastructure projects inside the Pharr Port of Entry. These projects will increase capacity, maximize space and eliminate unnecessary steps in the import process, and reduce border waits, overall, to reach the goal of being the most efficient land port of entry in the State of Texas.
According to Bazán, “Pharr continues to be the prominent full-service commercial bridge in the region, and is the premier and most important port of entry for the U.S. and Mexico. This is why we don’t take our finger off the pulse nor our eyes off the target because as the leader in international trade, it is our responsibility to continue coordinating bi-national efforts at the state and federal levels, to finish the construction of necessary infrastructure inside the ports of entry on both sides of the border, with the ultimate goal being that products reach their final destination in the shortest time possible, eliminating redundancies, to solve the import and export issues of both countries.”