BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation’s board of directors has named Constanza Miner as interim CEO and executive director. 

Miner replaces Brownsville interim city manager Helen Ramirez who had been heading up GBIC. Miner had been serving as business development director for the group. The appointment takes effect immediately.

“We are thankful for Helen’s service to the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation and look forward to her continued success as interim city manager. I am equally excited for the future of the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation with Mrs. Miner leading the transition,” said GBIC Chair John Cowen.

Constanza Miner

Cowen said Miner is an accomplished professional with a demonstrated ability to deliver mission-critical results. She joined the City of Brownsville team in 2015 and has served in several capacities, including planning and development services director, and retail and redevelopment manager before becoming business development director for both the City of Brownsville and GBIC. 

In a news release, GBIC points out that Miner brings over 20 years of experience as a business executive in the private sector and more than 12 years in real estate development as a previously licensed real estate agent in Texas. 

Miner holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Texas-Pan American, and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Public Administration from Northcentral University, where she was elected a member of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business in recognition of her high scholastic attainment. In 2021, Constanza earned her certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council.

“I am honored the Board of Directors has entrusted me to lead the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation through this change. During this time, it is my goal to ensure a smooth transition for our stakeholders, partners and staff,” Miner said.

GBIC is a non-profit organization, Type-A Economic Development Corporation, effectively working as the City of Brownsville’s economic development arm. Its news release says the group “seeks to promote economic growth in Brownsville and Cameron County by empowering a young and skilled intergenerational workforce that drives innovation to the area. It facilitates economic growth by promoting investment and working with regional and international partners with job creation, training, innovation, business development, and manufacturing.”


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