Former ambassador Tony Garza next guest at ‘Newsmakers’ series

McALLEN — Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza will take part in the The Monitor’s Newsmaker Breakfast Series as its third guest at the end of the month.

Garza, who served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico between 2002 and 2009, currently works as Counsel for law firm White & Case LLP in Mexico City, according to this website. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University, the Dean’s Council at the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Development Board of the University of Texas at Austin.

Before serving as U.S. Ambassador, the Brownsville native held a variety of positions with in Texas, including secretary of state, Cameron County judge, senior policy advisor to the governor, and chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission.

Sponsored by IBC Bank and held jointly by The Monitorand the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, the Newsmaker Breakfast Series welcomes guests to a question-and-answer conversation with MonitorExecutive Editor Carlos Sanchez.

Garza, the third guest in the series, is set to sit down with Sanchez on January 31 at 8:30 a.m. at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.

Garza’s perspective on Mexican monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, better known as Pemex, and its recent opening to international investment brings an expert’s commentary on issues south of the border to the area, Sanchez said.

 “He’s a wonderful person to talk to (who understands) this situation with PEMEX,” Sanchez said.

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