DeAnna Daniel Garza is now the director of marketing and special events for the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. She will work closely with the Executive Director Ronnie Larralde, for all of the chamber’s events. She will aid in member outreach, retention and developing different avenues to increase business development.
“We are excited to have DeAnna come on board. She is a dedicated and driven individual and will be a great asset to our team,” said Larralde. “Her experience in the public and private sector will be instrumental to building the next chapter of the organization.”
Prior to joining the Edinburg Chamber, Garza served as director of stewardship and donor relations for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley UTRGV. Here, her focus was donor recognition, reporting on annual endowments and special events related to institutional development. Garza’s service to UTRGV also includes a colleague-elected member of the UTRGV Staff Senate.
Garza spent almost two decades working as a communications and special events professional for Clark Chevrolet, before attaining her degree. Along with her work at the dealership, she both managed and coordinated art exhibitions for Kirk Clark across the United States, Mexico and Italy.
DGarza has lived in Pharr most of her life, graduating from P-SJ-A High School, and is a resident of Edinburg. She is a 2015 graduate of the University of Texas – Pan American, earning a BA degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Marketing. She is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and also serves as a lector for St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Pharr.