Rudy Salinas, CPA, GGMA, CBA

Rudy received a BBA in Accounting in 1974 from the University of Texas-Pan American. He worked for another CPA firm until 1987, when he was hired by Mercedes National Bank to serve as a Commercial Lending Officer and eventually became the President and CEO. He joined Salinas, Allen & Schmitt, LLP in 1996 and became a partner of the firm in 1998.

He specializes in tax, auditing engagements, and the construction and bank related fields. His professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Certified Public Accountants and National Society of Accountants. He was awarded the 1999 Accountant Advocate of the Year for the lower Rio Grande Valley District Office of the Small Business Administration.

Civic Participation

Board ChairmanRio Grande Valley Empowerment Zone Corporation
Board TreasurerRio Grande Valley Workforce Development Corporation
PresidentWeslaco Crime Stoppers
PresidentKnapp Community Care Foundation
MemberWeslaco Rotary
Board MemberJohn Knox Village
Board ChairmanEconomic Development Corporation of Mercedes
Former PresidentMercedes Chamber of Commerce