A. Jimmy Garza was born in McAllen Texas in 1975, and is a life-long resident of the Rio Grande Valley. After McAllen Memorial High School, he graduated with a BBA in Finance from Baylor University. He also participated in study abroad programs in London and Semester at Sea. He has spent his entire life working in the family-owned and operated produce business which has been in existence for over 35 years. His hands-on role as Vice-President at Bebo Distributing has provided Jimmy with valuable procurement, transportation, financial and international business experience.
Mr. Garza also had the distinction of serving as a city commissioner in the All-American City of Pharr from 2010-2015. He has valuable economic development experience as well having served as a board member at the Pharr Economic Development Corporation. Jimmy is a well-respected leader in the community who has served on numerous boards including the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority and Tax Appraisal District, Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge Board, PSJA Education Foundation, Texas Regional Bank Senior Advisory Board, and Texas International Produce Association.
In 2012, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples appointed Jimmy to the Texas Agriculture Finance Authority. And in 2014, he co-founded Bebo’s Angels, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising Autism Awareness in the community. In 2014, he served as Senior Advisor for the successful campaign of Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor of Texas. Currently, he is Finance Director for George P. Bush Texas Land Commissioner. In 2015, he served on the national finance committee for presidential candidate Jeb Bush. In 2016, he co-founded Spornado, a social media platform for sports.
In 2017 Jimmy was named Chairman of the Texas International Produce Association. In 2018 he co-founded J3 Distributors and took on the role of CEO. J3 is the exclusive distributor for Tehuacan Brillante, a sparkling mineral water, in the United States. He also acquired Olsen-Stelzer a boot company founded in 1900 that has custom made boots for Gene Autry, John Wayne, President Harry S. Truman and Prince Olaf of Norway.
Mr. Garza currently resides in Pharr, Texas with his wife Adrienne and their two sons AJ and Aron.