Noe Garcia III
Candidate for At-large Board of Director Member
Statement of Intent
My intent to run for the board to serve my fellow HLA members on the Communications Committee. In the past my firm and I have assisted HLA build its new website and take on-line membership payments. I would like to continue to assist HLA in a broader communications and digital strategy to recruit more members and expand its reach to other communities outside of Washington, DC. As a former Hill and Administration staffer I have dedicated both time and resources back to my community by working on important issue such as trade, immigration and financial inclusion. As one of the few Latino’s to ever work in Senate Leadership for Republicans or in the White House as Associate Political Director I feel my experiences in Washington have made me a strong leader and someone with a sound network.
I feel my experiences in the public sector and now in the private can make me a useful member to HLA Board. I humbly would like to submit my name for consideration for this position.
The son of a Mexican immigrant and second-generation San Antonian, Noe was drawn to politics and international affairs at a young age. Before he was Managing Director at the Signal Group, Garcia served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) and as a political advisor to President George W. Bush, as well as a key advisor to two Secretaries of Treasury working closely with Senior-level White House officials to implement big policy initiatives on both domestic and international policy in the Middle East and Latin America. Beyond his advocacy work for and with regards to the US government, Noe helps clients and colleagues manage multi-national economic matters – from long-winded USMCA and trade-related advocacy, H-1B and high-skilled immigration, international banking, globalization effects on manufacturing – for major Fortune 200 companies, border communities, and foreign conglomerates.
Above all, Garcia excels as a connector—orchestrating relationships and collaborations between individuals, the government, and private businesses. Ranked on Hispanic Business Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Hispanics” and one of The Hill’s top lobbyists, Noe Garcia’s record for creating mutually-beneficial private-public initiatives with bankers, agricultural producers, ranchers, landowners, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Texas Association of Business, Border Trade Alliance, the North American Development Bank, International Bank of Commerce (IBC), Cognizant Technology Solutions, FIS, Cemex, Grupo Salinas and Banco Azteca, the Quality Patents Coalition, Bexar County, the City of El Paso, Amherst Holdings, Grant Thornton, Egan Jones, and numerous other parties with a vested interest in international trade policies speaks for itself.