Staff Member

Chief Executive Officer

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Roman S. OrtizChief Executive Officer

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Phone Extension: 222

Roman Ortiz is the Chief Executive Officer for Project ARRIBA, an economic and workforce development initiative in El Paso, TX and has over 20 years experience in the management of operations, information systems, finance, human resources, community relations and public speaking. In this position, he manages the day-to-day operations of the organization, which aims at improving the talent force within the unemployed and underemployed community of El Paso. Roman has been with the program since its inception in 1999.

Roman is a member of the Regional Economic Steering Committee and former member of the Borderplex Alliance (Paso del Norte Group) and a graduate of Leadership El Paso Class XXXIII. Additionally he is an ordained Deacon and attends The Anchor. He has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Power of E3 committee, Business First - City of El Paso and the Junior Achievement of the Desert Southwest - Education Committee. He is currently active on the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce - Education and Healthcare Councils and the Greater Chamber’s Government Relations Executive Committee.

Roman has a Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Business. A native of El Paso, Roman is the husband of Claudia a graduate of NMSU and the proud father of two daughters, Adinah and Adelah.