JD Salinas III joined Advent GX as a managing partner effective Monday, June 25th. JD joins us after stepping down from his post as Regional Administrator for the US General Services Administration (GSA). JD will be working to support private sector clients as well as communities seeking to enhance their economic development and tourism efforts. He will also assist in the promotion and expansion of our entrepreneurship practice through the Innovation Underground network by identifying potential new incubation locations in the Lower Rio Grande Valley region of Texas and in other areas of Texas and North America.

JD has served as Regional Administrator for the GSA’s Greater Southwest Region since November 2009. Prior to his service at GSA, Salinas served as County Judge of Hidalgo County, Texas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Sciences in 1991, and of University of Texas – Pan American where he earned a Masters of Public Administration in 2002.

We are honored that JD has chosen to join our team. He will significantly enhance our ability to reach and serve communities and businesses throughout Texas and North America. JD brings an exceptional understanding of local, state and federal issues that impact both local governments and businesses and his servant values are a perfect fit with our Advent GX family.