Board of Directors
Jimmy is a native of El Paso and earned his BBA degree from University of Texas at El Paso. Upon graduation from College he began his career in the insurance business with the Hartford Insurance Company in San Antonio, TX, Houston, TX, Atlanta, GA and then Charlotte, NC. In 1988 he joined the Rogers & Belding Insurance Agency, which became Wells Fargo Insurance Services and is now USI Southwest, Inc. Past and present service within the community includes serving on the Board of Goodwill Industries of El Paso, The Hyundai Sun Bowl, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce Board, Leadership El Paso Class XII, Independent Insurance Agents of El Paso Board and the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas Board. Jimmy holds professional designations of Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager.
Christine Blanco is born and raised in El Paso and has a passion to give back to her community. She brings to the Board over 15 years of Retail Management experience with 8 of those years in HR Management. After learning of the Goodwill Industries mission, she is ready to utilize her skills in helping grow the organization.
Adam Garcia Amador is doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He has a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education and two Master degrees, one in Educational Leadership and the other in Human Performance and Sport from New Mexico Highlands University, in Las Vegas New Mexico. Along with two other collaborators, he was recently published in the Journal of Equity & Excellence in Education. His other work includes writing and research to inform Latino Educational Leadership across the PK-20 pipeline. He attended Howard University as a research intern and is a contributor to the Texas Tech University Principal Fellows Program. He is an educator and advocate for public in New Mexico. He is proud to be a part of the Goodwill Board of Directors and is looking forward to enhancing the mission and vision of Goodwill in his community. He currently resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico.