Brownsville Navigation District Elects Board

John Reed has unanimously been elected to serve as chairman of the Brownsville Navigation District. John is a 30+ year community banker and serves as Senior Vice President/Banking Center Manager of First Community Bank – South Padre Island.

Reed has served as chairman prior from 2010-2012. His new appointment is also for two years. He continues to serve alongside BND Vice Chairman Sergio Tito Lopez and Secretary Ralph Cowen. Both men were also unanimously elected to the serve as part of the executive board.

Local businessman Esteban Guerra also was sworn in as the BND’s newest commissioner, along with John Wood, who served as the previous chairman and was reelected to his second four-year term on the commission.

Outgoing Commissioner Carlos Masso, who did not seek reelection, welcomed Commissioner Guerra by placing a Port of Brownsville ceremonial lapel pin onto his jacket. Masso served as a BND commissioner for 12 years, including as chairman 2008-2010.

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