City appoints new director of economic development | Local News

The city of El Paso has appointed Elizabeth Triggs as director of its economic and international development department.

Triggs has been acting director since September and replaces Jessica Herrera, who resigned to take up a position at CBRE in the private sector.

“During the short period that Elizabeth served as Acting Director, she has undoubtedly demonstrated her ability, skills and knowledge to lead the department,” said David Coronado, Managing Director of the International Bridges and Economic Development Departments. and International Affairs. “She has strengthened the City’s approach and efforts in the areas of economic development and binational affairs.

“Her successes include the expansion of Schneider Electric, which is expected to create an additional 400 new jobs, a capital investment of $15 million and a commitment to retain 1,130 existing jobs. a $1.5 million grant from the United States Economic Development Administration aligning with Communities of Excellence partners including the University of Texas at El Paso and the Chamber of El Paso .

Triggs worked at the city for nearly a decade, including as manager of strategic partnerships and deputy director of international and economic development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Texas at El Paso.