Sally Fraustro-Guerra is chairman of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce board for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. She will represent the chamber at its various programs, events and receptions throughout the year. She will also serve as the chamber’s head of promotional activities.
Fraustro-Guerra is a Coldwell Banker La Mansion real estate broker and SOCIALIFE Magazine’s president/publisher. The diversity of her professional background can come into play in her position.
“I’ve had a very diverse career moving from working at MEDC to going into marketing and sales with FINSA Industrial Park Development company, which has over 20 state-of-the-art industrial parks throughout all of Mexico with tenants such as General Motors,” Fraustro-Guerra said.
From there she became a marketing manager for Corrigan U.S. Custom Brokerage firm. She was then recruited by Eagle Global Logistics, owned by Jim Crane who now owns the Houston Astros. It was there she became aware of the families moving to the area to work at the maquiladoras. She also had a realization of the culture shock they were going through.
“I felt they needed special attention and after talking to my mentors, Mike Allen and Keith Patridge, I made the transition over 20 years ago into the real estate industry and am so happy I did,” she said.
Today Fraustro-Guerra continues her work with families transitioning to the area. Somehow Fraustro-Guerra manages to run her two businesses, chair four galas, serve on numerous boards and spend quality time with her family.