The City of McAllen has announced that they’ve hired a new finance director.

Sergio Villasana, Jr., who is a Rio Grande Valley native, was named the new director.

Previously, Villasana worked as the Deputy Finance Director for the City of Harlingen.

Villasana has also served as the Assistant Auditor for Cameron County as well as owning his own public accounting firm.

“The City of McAllen is proud to have Sergio as our finance director, who will spearhead the conservative and responsible fiscal management of the city’s finances, which comes from our city taxpayers and the retail sales tax collected in our community,” said McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez, P.E., in a press release. “I’m also excited about Sergio exploring new strategic financing tools that will continue to ensure our financial security for now and in the future.”

Villasana, who earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Brownsville, is a certified public accountant, a certified internal auditor, certified government finance officer and a certified public manager.

“I am excited at the opportunity to be a part of the City of McAllen where I will help be a part of the city’s fiscal management and responsibility to its taxpayers,” said Villasana in a release.