McAllen hires new finance director

Sergio Villasana Jr. has been hired as McAllen’s new finance director, according to a city news release issued Wednesday.

Villasana has six years of experience in municipal work, serving most recently as the deputy finance director for the city of Harlingen, in addition to experience in finance.

This includes serving as the assistant auditor for Cameron County and owning his own public accounting firm, where he prepared and filed tax returns for individuals and businesses.

“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,” McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez said in the release. “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.”

Also, Villasana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Brownsville (now UTRGV) and is certified as a public accountant, internal auditor, government finance officer and public manager.

“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,” Villasana wrote in the statement.