Trinity Metro has hired former Fort Worth City Council Member Salvador Espino as the agency’s director of government relations.
Espino will manage Trinity Metro’s governmental relationships at the local, state and federal level. Espino also will develop and implement a strategic legislative plan for Trinity Metro, analyze legislation affecting transit and work with elected officials and their staffs.
During his tenure on city council (2005-2017), Espino served as chairman of the Infrastructure and Transportation Committee and the Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. 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,” President/CEO Paul Ballard said. “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 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 has managed a title company in his law office since 2003 and has experience as a staff and litigation attorney. Earlier in his career, Espino worked in accounting roles at Accounting Professionals CPE Institute and NTCS Inc.
Since 1995, he has held various leadership positions at All Saints Catholic Church. He has also served the community, volunteering 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 of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Christian University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.