A Harlingen native, Julian Alvarez III currently serves as the Executive Vice President- Director of Community Relations at Lone Star National Bank. He previously served as the Commissioner Representing Labor of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) where he was instrumental in helping
school systems in the Rio Grande Valley, including La Joya ISD, receive grant funding for workforce and vocational training. Prior to his appointment to the TWC, Alvarez III served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership where he fostered relationships and helped coordinate programs to advance regional economic development through education and employment opportunities. He holds a degree from Texas A&I University.