Trinity Metro has brought former Fort Worth City Council Member Salvador Espino on board as the agency’s new director of government relations.
Espino will manage Trinity Metro’s governmental relationships at the local, state and federal level. He is also expected to develop and implement a strategic legislative plan for Trinity Metro, analyze legislation affecting transit and work with elected officials.
While a member of the city council, Espino served as chairman of the Infrastructure and Transportation Committee and the Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, officials noted.
He also served on the Regional Transportation Council, the independent transportation policy body of the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
“We are pleased to have Sal join our agency,” said Paul Ballard, Trinity Metro’s president and CEO. “He brings a wealth of Fort Worth knowledge and legislative experience to this role. His background in public policy and his transportation leadership will be essential, as he develops a strategic legislative plan for the future of transit in Tarrant County.”
In addition to his experience with city council, Espino served as president of Cassata High School from 2006 to 2010 and has worked in the field of law since 1995. He also has managed a title company in his law office since 2003 and is experienced as a staff and litigation attorney.
Early in his career, Espino worked in accounting roles at Accounting Professionals CPE Institute and NTCS, Inc.
Since 1995, Espino has held various leadership roles at All Saints Catholic Church. He has also volunteered in the community with the St. Joseph Health Care Trust Grants Committee, Imagination Celebration Fort Worth, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Rose Marine Theater and Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts/Texas Boys Choir.
Espino graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from Texas Christian University. He is also a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.