Sergio Villasana Jr. as the new director of finance for the City of McAllen. The Rio Grande Valley native has six years of experience in municipal work. His most recent service includes deputy finance director for the City of Harlingen. Villasana has a broad range of expertise in finance. This includes both serving as the assistant auditor for Cameron County and owning his own public accounting firm.
“The City of McAllen is proud to have Sergio as our finance director, who will spearhead the conservative and responsible fiscal management of the city’s finances, which comes from our city taxpayers and the retail sales tax collected in our community,” said McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez. “I’m also excited about Sergio exploring new strategic financing tools that will continue to ensure our financial security for now and in the future.”
Prior to the City of Harlingen position, Villasana owned his own certified public accounting firm. Here, he prepared and filed tax returns for individuals and businesses. Before that, he was the assistant auditor for Cameron County.
Villasana possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Brownsville. He is also a certified public accountant and a certified internal auditor. Additionally, he is a certified government finance officer and a certified public manager. While still attending the university, he began his career in financial services, first as a shipping and receiving clerk. He later was a textbook manager with Nebraska Book Co. then a cash controller for H-E-B Corporation.
“I am excited at the opportunity to be a part of the City of McAllen where I will help be a part of the city’s fiscal management and responsibility to its taxpayers,” said Villasana.