12/4/2017 El Paso Inc.
On Nov. 16, I spent the better part of the day with Mexican Ambassador Geronimo Gutierrez, who visited the El Paso/Juárez/southern New Mexico region.
In the morning, I was part of a small delegation that had breakfast with the ambassador at the Foxconn plant in San Jeronimo, Chihuahua, which is located just across the border from Santa Teresa, New Mexico. After breakfast, we toured the Foxconn facility, which makes Dell computers and HP tablets, followed by an interactive lunch at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas El Paso Branch.
Within the past 25 years, Gutierrez has worked in various high-level positions in the Mexican federal government, including stints in Mexico’s treasury department, Banobras (the Mexican development bank), the interior ministry, and the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs. Most recently, he was the head of the North American Development Bank, which is headquartered in San Antonio.