Our Leadership Team

Meet Our Leadership Team! The RGV Partnership is a nonprofit made possible largely due to our amazing members. 
Thank you for allowing us to serve and work with you in order to improve our region’s collaborative efforts for the good of us all.

Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva

Mr. Silva was appointed as President/CEO of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership in July of 2022. The RGV Partnership is a community minded organization, where business leaders advocate for regional collaboration and economic prosperity.
Initiatives include improvements to transportation and port of entry infrastructure; the organization engages in policies that impact economic development, international trade, healthcare, education and workforce development.

Mr. Silva served as CEO of the Mission Economic Development Corporation and Executive Director of the Mission Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone.

Mr. Silva worked close to 20 years at Mission EDC in various capacities, most recently COO and CEO. As the CEO, Mr. Silva created workforce, technology and entrepreneurship programs to serve Mission and its surrounding areas.

Mr. Silva has severed as a board of director for multiple organizations and currently serving on the Texas Science & Engineering FAIR, Teach For America, Texas Alliance for I-69 and Boarder Trade Alliance.

Mr. Silva Coordinated and participated in support of legislative initiatives for the Rio Grande Valley. To promote the advancement of technology in the RGV, Mr. Silva was directly involved in the passing of legislation that allowed Computer Science to be taken as a core curriculum course in high school.
Mr. Silva holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods as well as a Master of Public Administration from The University of Texas Pan American.

Our Leadership Team

Monica Sanchez

Member Engagement & Events Director

As Member Engagement & Events Director, Monica develops and manages programs that retain and increase the RGV Partnership’s membership. Her focus is to foster positive relationships with existing members and optimize their experience, increase corporate investments, and promote membership benefits. She actively engages with our members to ensure that they are supported as they achieve their strategic mission. 

Monica manages the planning of all Programs, Forums, and Signature Events to increase member participation and retention and identify ways for member companies and community leaders to enhance their success. 

Monica is also responsible for the development and implementation of all social media initiatives.  She develops strategies to improve member engagement and drive action across all major social media channels as well as managing all other online campaigns.

Mary Garcia

Administrative Assitant

As Administrative Assistant, Mary is responsible to ensure the efficient operation of the office. By being familiar with the concepts, practices and procedures required by non-profit organizations to operate efficiently and securely, as well with time sensitive material. May, ensures all regular and recurring duties and initiatives under the RGV Partnership, are performing and executing with high quality and in a timely manner to the organization’s Board of Directors and leadership of the organization. Mary’s efforts expand to manage and create content for all social media initiatives. 

Mary attended the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, majoring in Marketing and Philosophy. She held serval roles in a broad range of fields, from fast food to retail, wholesale and sales with a background in marketing. Where she monitored market trends, created deliverables for clients, developed targeted strategies based on demographic data. Through effective communication, creativity and problem solving, as a social media specialist she worked directly with respectable Real Estate firms and Lawyers.