ETCOG Welcomes New Leaders to its Administration Workforce for Information Know-how and Transportation
|Vince Huerta (still left), Director of Transportation, and Mike Kader (right), Director of Information Know-how
Kilgore, TX, June 19, 2018: Govt Director, David Cleveland, announces the appointment of new associates to the ETCOG management staff, Mike Kader, Director of Information Know-how, and Vince Huerta, Director of Transportation. ETCOG administrators serve as leaders for their respective division staff, delivering over-all assistance and strategic path, strategic planning guidance, and finances improvement and implementation.
As the Director of Information Know-how, Mike Kader will handle the over-all planning, organizing and execution of the Information Know-how and Geographic Information Programs (GIS) infrastructure for all ETCOG’s program and service areas. In addition, Kader will direct the IT staff in delivering tech guidance and answers to ETCOG’s member jurisdictions as asked for. Kader arrives to ETCOG with over twenty yrs of knowledge taking care of the over-all planning, organizing and execution of information and facts technological innovation systems. Furthermore, he’s worked with GIS knowledge and GPS systems for over ten yrs taking care of knowledge, apps and supported person neighborhood. Kader’s career involves the College of Texas, his have communications firm, a refinery and most not too long ago serving as IT specialist for an expense group. He obtained a Bachelor of Science diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State College.
Vince Huerta has over twenty yrs of knowledge in the Texas Transit neighborhood and retains an MBA from the College of Texas El Paso. Huerta has a verified monitor history of leadership and extensive information in Transit management and at present serves as a board member for the Texas Transit Affiliation (TTA). He has worked with quite a few transit corporations throughout the condition and has facilitated the advancement of on time effectiveness, efficiency, and most importantly, the inspiration and engagement of staff associates to give risk-free, dependable, and friendly transit services to the nearby communities. In preceding yrs, he was a member of the Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC), exactly where he utilized his knowledge and techniques to recommend the Fee on the specific requires of our States general public transit providers. Huerta most not too long ago served as the Normal Manager of Concho Valley Transit District in San Angelo, Texas. As the Director of Transportation for ETCOG, Huerta will immediate the functions of ETCOG’s transportation division and strengthen mobility for the citizens of east Texas in ETCOG’s fourteen-county area by means of the rural transit technique known as “GoBus”. GoBus supplies risk-free, dependable, friendly transportation as a demand reaction service choosing up people today who agenda a excursion and taking them to their desired locations. GoBus supplies close to seven,500 outings each and every month with one,000 of these outings sponsored at no price tag, by the Place Agency on Getting older of East Texas to transport seniors attending clinical appointments or checking out the senior centre. To guide a excursion with GoBus, appointments must be created by calling one-800-590-3371.
“Mike and Vince provide numerous yrs of knowledge in the IT and Transportation fields respectively, and their blended experience and typical-feeling answers will only make our area and ETCOG greater. I am psyched and pleased to welcome both equally gurus to the ETCOG household and to East Texas!”
For much more information and facts, get in touch with David Cleveland at (903) 218-6423 or (903) 808-7559.
The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) is a voluntary association of counties, towns, university districts and special districts inside of the fourteen-county East Texas area. ETCOG assists nearby governments in planning for typical requires, cooperating for mutual profit and coordinating for sound regional improvement. Established in 1970, ETCOG, both immediately, or by means of its contractors, supplies courses and services for East Texas seniors, companies, and work seekers. ETCOG and its contractors also create the nine-one-one unexpected emergency get in touch with shipping and delivery technique, give peace officer coaching and homeland safety planning services, produce rural transportation services, small business finance courses, and environmental grant funding for the area.