Border Trade Advisory Committee

Luis Alfredo BazánLuis Alfredo Bazán

Bridge Director - Pharr International Bridge

Luis Bazán is the Bridge Director for the City of Pharr International Bridge, where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the toll bridge, as well as coordinates planning efforts for maximum efficiencies and streamlined inspection processes with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the U.S. and the Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT) in Mexico. One of his biggest accomplishments to date is having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CBP and the U.S. General Services Administration to develop new infrastructure projects inside the Pharr Port of Entry.

In December 2013, Bazán became the industrial development manager for the City of Pharr operating as liaison between Mexico and U.S. border industry professionals. Before becoming the industrial development manager, he was president & CEO for the Pharr Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2013, where he was in charge of finance, human resources, membership and maintenance. He developed and fostered strong ties with business leaders, as well as productive working associations with community groups and city leaders. He implemented a first-time email marketing campaign and new, improved business networking events, proving to be effective by presenting new commerce opportunities that eventually expanded the business membership base.

Prior to working at the Pharr Chamber, Bazán was a transportation planner for the Hidalgo County Metropolitan Planning Organization (HCMPO) from 2006 to 2008. His biggest accomplishment at the MPO was successfully planning and executing the first ever Border to Border Transportation Conference.

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce was where Bazán’s professional career began, from 2001 to 2005, as director of business development & governmental affairs. Throughout his professional career, he headed and sat on several committees, boards, panels and special interest groups. He has helped raise funds for the United Way, is co-founder and past president of HUB City Toastmasters, and has furthered his education by taking numerous training courses in the areas of economic development, marketing, business retention and expansion, transportation planning, customer service and emergency management, among many more.

Bazán received his bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Texas Pan American in December 1999, with emphasis on organizational communication, public relations and marketing.