John LaRue & Bruce Miller Elected to Lead Free Trade Alliance - South Texas Alliance for Regional Trade

Jan 7, 2013

John LaRue & Bruce Miller Elected to Lead Free Trade Alliance as Board Chairman & Executive Committee Chairman

San Antonio, Texas — Port Corpus Christi Executive Director, John LaRue and Port San Antonio President & CEO, Bruce Miller have been respectively elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Free Trade Alliance. LaRue and Miller will lead the Alliance in its efforts to attract foreign investment to the region and assist regional businesses expand their exports, thereby strengthening and diversifying the South Texas economy.

LaRue has served Port Corpus Christi as its Executive Director since 1994, and has been actively involved with the Free Trade Alliance for much of that time. LaRue is also a member of the Port Industries of Corpus Christi, and he is Chairman of the State of Texas department of Transportation Port Advisory Committee. LaRue also serves on the board of directors of the American Association of Port Authorities.

Miller is President & CEO of Port San Antonio and has extensive experience in urban design, planning and economic development. Mr. Miller is responsible for leading the organization through the planning, marketing and development of Port San Antonio, the former Kelly Air Force Base.

“We are fortunate to have leadership from two of the region’s most important logistics and trade centers,” said Kyle Burns, President/CEO of the Free Trade Alliance. “Both Port San Antonio and Port Corpus Christi have been very important strategic partners to the Alliance for many years and John’s and Bruce’s leadership and vision for the region strengthens our ability to collaboratively attract foreign investment and grow international trade for South Texas,” continued Burns.

“I am honored to serve on the Board of the Free Trade Alliance,” said LaRue, “and I feel the Alliance will continue to be a key component that helps position our region for greater prosperity in the future.”

Also elected to the Board of Directors of the Alliance were executives from Bank of America, Citibank, CPS Energy, Frost Bank, Huawei Technologies, Operational Technologies, Rackspace, South Texas Money Management, and TEAM Integrated Engineering.