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Press Release – Cassidy Berenato Promoted to Vice President of Texas Aviation Partners

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Cassidy Berenato Promoted to Vice President of Texas Aviation Partners

SAN MARCOS, Texas (July 30, 2021) – Texas Aviation Partners (TAP), one of Texas’ largest airport services companies, has announced the promotion of Cassidy Berenato to Vice President. Berenato, an original employee, has been an essential part of the growth and success of TAP since its inception in 2007.

Berenato has been responsible for marketing, financial reporting, development, customer service, and real estate management. With this promotion her duties will now include oversight of airport operations, capital improvement funding, new construction, and San Marcos Regional Airport master plan implementation.

A native Texan, Berenato graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and an accreditation in Business Foundations. She is a licensed Real Estate Agent and student pilot.

“Cassidy continues to demonstrate her innate interest in aviation, its people, and the intricacies of this complex industry. Her desire to intentionally learn while adhering to the Golden Rule with our customers and co-workers makes her the logical choice to help our company for many years to come. We’re blessed to have her on the TAP team and congratulate her on this promotion,” stated Jim Wimberly, President.

About Texas Aviation Partners: Texas Aviation Partners was founded in 2007 to offer a unique blend of aviation and business solutions. TAP provides services that range from airport and FBO management to business development plans, capital improvement project management, and consulting. TAP currently manages three locations with 21 employees. To learn more, visit www.texasaviationpartners.com.


San Marcos Regional Airport to Extend Tower Hours

Nick Castillo Managing Editor @Nick_Castillo74 [email protected] Friday, April 2, 2021 San Marcos Regional Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower will extend its operational hours by two hours each day to meet needs generated by increased air traffic, the City of San Marcos recently announced. The airport’s air traffic control tower will now be staffed from 7 […]

Implementing Region’s Economic Development Strategy Will Be Community-Led Effort

San Marcos Record

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Vision 2025, as I will continue to share, is the region’s ambitious economic development strategic plan, developed by community stakeholders from across Hays and Caldwell counties for our communities across the two counties. As we move into the next phase of the strategy — implementation — community leadership and participation will continue to be paramount to its success.

Just as the creation of the Vision 2025 plan was guided by the community-based Steering Committee, a group of dedicated volunteers will form several workgroups to carry out the important work to accomplish the year-one goals. Each workgroup will be led by two co-chairs and supporting vice chairs. I’m pleased to introduce you to the leadership team for each workgroup now.

For goal one, Support Quality Employment Growth, our co-chairs are Caldwell County Judge Hoppy Haden and Dr. Gene Bourgeois, provost of Texas State. They will be assisted by City of San Marcos City Manager Bert Lumbreras, Don Tracy of Austin Community College and Thomas McKinney of Christus Health Santa Rosa Hospital as vice chairs. Among this workgroup’s tasks will include further maximizing our local and regional business retention and expansion efforts, executing and leveraging a new familiarization tour model and regional engagements, and institutionalizing our strategies for showcasing our region to site consultants.

For goal two, Optimize the Local Talent Base, our co-chairs are two school superintendents: Erin Warren of Luling ISD and Michael Cardona of San Marcos CISD. Assisting them will be San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson, Lorraine Lane of Gary Job Corps, and Alfonso Sifuentes of Central Texas Refuse as vice chairs. Together, they will be developing a catalog of resources to create a one stop shop for business attraction, retention and expansion workforce. They will also be creating new programs for the region including a new Education and Workforce Summit, a workforce development council, and resources for the “at-risk” workforce population most impacted by COVID-19.

For goal three, Accommodate and Manage Quality Growth, our co-chairs will be Megan Shannon of Momark Developers and Jim Wimberley of Texas Aviation Partners. Kyle City Manager Scott Sellers, Caldwell Commissioner Ed Theriot, and Laura Dupont of Corridor Title who will assist as vice chairs. Transportation will be a major focus of this group. They will work to maximize development opportunities at the San Marcos Airport, alongside confronting the current and future transportation challenges of our region. They will also guide the improvement of databases that feature available property inventory to expanding and relocating businesses.

Finally, goal four, Enhance Community Appeal, will be under the leadership of co-chairs Pat Fernandez of Hart Properties and Meagan McCoy Jones of McCoy’s Building Supply. Assisting as vice chairs are Hays County Commissioner Lon Shell, and Tabitha Black of Brookfield Properties. Among their tasks will be exploring new and existing opportunities to support downtown vitality in each GSMP community, as well as engaging and partnering with Chambers of Commerce, EDCs and other stakeholders to unify marketing messages about the region.

Leadership has been established for our year-one workgroups, but there is plenty of room remaining. GSMP and its partners are actively seeking interested members of the community and business volunteers to get involved with participation in order to help deliver on these goals. If you or your company wants to get involved in this community leadership, please email me at [email protected]. We want to ensure a diverse array of perspectives help us achieve the best possible outcomes for our region and individual communities.

Each one of these workgroups will have critical work to make sure Vision 2025 is a success and I plan to share updates and progress throughout the year in this column. I also encourage you to consistently visit our website where we will share progress and plans for our next year goals.

I also would like to extend much gratitude to the leadership team and all those who have volunteered to take on these ambitious goals. Their work will be for the betterment of the Greater San Marcos region and ultimately facilitate the creation of new, good-paying jobs for Hays and Caldwell Counties.

If you have questions about Vision 2025, I am always available on Twitter at @JasonGiulietti. All of our Vision 2025 documents, including all of the community stakeholders who led on its creation and implementation, are available on our website at greatersanmarcostx.com/vision2025.