Nogales, Ariz. – The Board of Directors of the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority, Inc. (“Port Authority”) today elected Josh Rubin to serve as the organization’s next Chairman through 2028. Josh succeeds Jaime Chamberlain, who led the organization since 2019. The board also elected Guillermo Valencia to serve as Vice Chair and re-elected Supervisor Bruce Bracker as Treasurer.
Josh Rubin is Vice President of Business Development for Javid LLC, a shelter operations company based in Nogales, Sonora that helps manufacturing companies diversify their global supply chains. Josh represents INDEX, the maquila association of Nogales, on the board of directors.
“I’m incredibly humbled by the opportunity to lead the Port Authority. We must remain laser-focused on the key aspects of our mission, attracting critical infrastructure investments and advocating cross-border policies that benefit Ambos Nogales. While we have a lot on our plate, some of our key areas of focus include modernizing the DeConicni port of entry, ensuring appropriate customs staffing, and the modernization of our transportation infrastructure. I want to thank Jaime Chamberlain who once again raised the bar for the leadership of the organization,” stated Rubin.
“From the $134 million modernization of State Route 189 to the passage of the Nogales Wastewater Improvement Act, and dealing with the repercussions of a global pandemic, the Port Authority has played a critical role in advancing key initiatives. The ability for public and private entities to come together and build consensus has been the key to our success. I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have led this organization and I wish Josh all the success,” stated Chamberlain.
About GNSSCPA: Established in 2005, the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promoting the development of the port of entry system at Nogales and to fostering the economic development and the quality of life for the residents of the region. For more information, please visit www.nogalesport.org.