Border Trade Advisory Committee

Mathew McElroyMathew McElroy

Director of International Bridges - City of El Paso

Mathew McElroy, AICP, CNU-A, is the director of international bridges for the city of El Paso where he oversees the city’s three ports of entry. He works extensively with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Mexican Customs, and a myriad of other state and federal agencies in the U.S. and Mexico to improve the systems that moves trade, people and vehicles between the two countries. He was formerly director of the city development department for the city of El Paso, where he oversaw the planning, development services and economic development divisions.

Prior to joining the city of El Paso, he served as the associate director of the Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). In his work at IPED, McElroy oversaw research operations. His work extended from international trade analysis and housing to econometric forecasting, input-output based economic impact analysis and geographic information systems (GIS). In his final year at IPED, he co-led the team that won the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) National award for excellence in policy analysis for a binational industry cluster study.

He is also the 2012 winner of the Groves Award, among the highest individual honors in planning in the U.S., which is granted jointly by the Transect Codes Council and the Congress for the New Urbanism.

McElroy holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and American literature and master’s degrees in public administration (2000) and economics (2008) from the University of Texas at El Paso.