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Karl Rimkus

Karl C. Rimkus - Chairman
Elected City Employee

Karl C. Rimkus – Environmental Services
Email: RimkusKC@elpasotexas.gov
3-Year Term
Date Appointed: 08/15/12
Current Term Expires: 4/30/2020

Karl has been an employee of the City’s Environmental Services Department since 2009 and has served as a City Employee Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Pension Fund since 2012. He has a Master’s Degree in Education and Geology from the University of Texas at El Paso, became a registered Code Enforcement Officer with the State of Texas in 2012, and has been certified by the International Code Council as a Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector since 2012. In addition to completing required educational courses by the Texas Pension Review Board in investment and pension administration, he was awarded a Claritas (now the Investment Foundations Program) Certificate from the CFA Institute in 2015. Karl currently serves as the Fund’s Chairman, a member of the AdministrativeServices Committee, and chairs the Facility and Maintenance Committee that provides oversight for the maintenance and operation of the Fund’s Administration Building.

Ortega, Presi

Presi Ortega
Citizen Appointed By the Mayor

Presi Ortega, Presi Ortega & Associates
E-mail: contact@eppension.org
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 07/31/07
Current Term Expires: 04/30/17

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Jesus E. Garcia II
Elected City Employee

Jesus E. Garcia II – Office Of Comptroller
Email: GarciaJE@elpasotexas.gov
Date Appointed: 9/20/2017
Current Term Expires: 4/27/2018

Jesus E. Garcia II (Jesse) has been an employee of the City of El Paso for 10 years. He received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Texas At EL Paso in 2006. Prior to working for the City of El Paso he worked for a local CPA firm for 4 years. Jesse has held every accounting position in the City and has supervised such areas as Treasury Management, Accounts Payable and Accounts receivable. Jesse is currently an Accounting Manager in the Office of the Comptroller and has assisted with the compilation of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and has compiled the monthly financial report for the City of El Paso Employee Pension Fund.

Pena, Rene

Rene D. Pena - Vice Chairman
Citizen Appointed By the Mayor

Rene D. Pena, CPA
E-mail: contact@eppension.org
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 09/23/03
Current Term Expires: 04/30/17

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Robert Studer
Elected City Employee

Robert Studer – Office of Management and Budget
Email: StuderRC@elpasotexas.gov
3-Year Term
Date Appointed: 5/1/2017
Current Term Expires: 4/30/2020

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Cassandra Hernandez-Brown
City Council Representative

Cassandra Hernandez-Brown – City Representative - District 3
E-mail: District3@elpasotexas.gov
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 01/23/18
Current Term Expires: 01/23/20

Cassandra Hernandez Brown was born and raised in El Paso’s Lower Valley. She is a proud graduate of Bel Air High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2010. In 2013, Cassandra obtained her Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy and Management, also from UTEP. Cassandra began her career in public service by serving as an intern under two former City Representatives. She has dedicated her professional career to public service, formally serving as the Deputy Director of Dynamic Workforce Solutions, operations contractor for Workforce Solutions Borderplex. She also served as the Director of Policy and Programs for Education and Workforce Development at the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. In June, 2017, Cassandra was elected as the City Representative for District 3, and continues to serve her community.

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Rebecca L. Torres
Elected City Employee

Rebecca L. Torres – Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing
Email: TorresRL@elpasotexas.gov
3-Year Term
Date Appointed: 04/27/15
Current Term Expires: 04/26/18

Sam Morgan

Sam Morgan
City Council Representative

Sam Morgan - City Representative - District 4 E-mail: District4@elpasotexas.gov
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 01/23/18
Current Term Expires: 01/23/20

I am honored and humbled to represent District 4 on the El Paso City Council. As your representative, I will ensure our Northeast community has competent, committed and capable representation on City Council. I am determined to improve the Quality of Life (QOL) needs of Northeast El Paso, District 4. I look forward to working with the constituents of Northeast El Paso and my City Council Colleagues to secure lasting and meaningful Quality of Life improvement for all El Pasoans.

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Nicolas J Costanzo
Retiree Representative

Nicolas J Costanzo – Retiree
E-mail: contact@eppension.org
2-Year Term
Date Appointed: 01/23/18
Current Term Expires: 04/30/18

 

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