Roberto “Bobby” Villarreal joined Estrada Hinojosa in 2018 after serving as Budget Control Officer, Economic Development Director and County Executive Director for the Hidalgo County Commissioners’ Court from 2003 – 2018. In addition, he served as District Director for Congressman Vicente Gonzalez and as an Adjunct Instructor at South Texas College teaching Accounting courses.
During his tenure at the County of Hidalgo, he developed tax abatement/tax increment reinvestment zones (TIRZ) policies and procedures and facilitated economic development agreements with the County and numerous job creating businesses in McAllen, Pharr, and Edinburg, for the Tres Lagos Development TIRZ, Texas A&M Higher Education Center, Pharr Produce Park TIRZ, Trenton Shoppes TIRZ, and Bert Ogden Arena TIRZ.
Mr. Villarreal currently serves on the Texas A&M Higher Education Center Advisory Board, and is a former member of the board of directors for the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority Mr. Villarreal holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy from Texas A&M University – Kingsville. Mr. Villarreal holds the Series 50, 52, 53, 54 licenses from FINRA.