WHO WE ARE

Stop Waiting to Live the Life You Want and Start Doing What You Love

MBDA guides you towards the missing resources you’ve been needing to start doing what you love. By starting your business in your own community, you’ll be giving back to, and supported by, a genuinely invested neighborhood. This way, you’ll plant the roots of your legacy into soil that will nourish a fulfilling life for generations to come.

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MEET OUR TEAM

TODD BRAUCKMILLER

Dr. Todd Brauckmiller started his Military Career in the US Marine Corps in 1992, after serving 4 years of Active Duty and 3 Reserve until 1999. He was then commissioned as an officer in the US Army after graduating from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio Texas with a Bachelors in Business Management.

During his Military Career, he was deployed to numerous countries to include Iraq on two occasions, for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 2003-2004, 2005-2007) and Afghanistan during the Presidential Surge of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF 2010-2011). During his Military career he has served at various levels of Command and been awarded 3 Bronze Stars for actions in combat to include numerous other medals, awards and accolades. Since his Military retirement in 2015, Dr. Brauckmiller has held various executive level positions both State and Federal Organizations. 

Dr. Brauckmiller holds a Masters, in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from AMU and a Doctorate, of Public Policy and Administration from Walden University.

Additionally, he has earned executive certifications in Leadership, Politics and Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. When he is not otherwise occupied with leading the BRC team, he continues to spend his time researching and collaborating with peers to coauthor academic journals and is an avid veteran’s rights, dog lover and sports enthusiast. 


JOSE A MUNOZ

Jose Munoz is a professional with 25 yrs. experience in the International Trade and Logistics field. He is credited for building good relations between Government and Companies necessary for the implementation of complex programs. Substantial experience in Transportation, Warehousing and Export Compliance.

         Business and Marketing degree from Monterrey Tech (ITESM – Tecnologico de Monterrey). A Degree from the South of France in European Business and International Marketing. An MBA in International Business from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX.

        Previous work experience including a Mexican Customs Brokers company, the Retail industry with HEB Co., and Institutional such as the North American Development Bank (NAD Bank). The goal has always been about helping clients be successful in their Global Business Strategy and manage through a dynamic environment.

        Honorary President of Tecnologico de Monterrey Alumni Association – San Antonio Texas Chapter

WILLIAM HERNANDEZ

For over 20 years Mr. Hernandez worked in an executive level position with a former government contractor as Vice President of Operations to include financial management, business development, personnel management and other operational functions.  Mr. Hernandez was charged with ensuring the company grew steadily, yet create economic growth within the local community.   Mr. Hernandez’ involvement in community activities also allowed the company to gain a footprint into the private sector which resulted in diversification for the company.

Bill Hernandez currently holds position with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) as a Project Manager. As a Project Manager, Bill works with minority owned business to assist with access to capital, procurement opportunities and other business-related functions.  Additionally, Mr. Hernandez works with small minority owned businesses overcome the challenges created by large companies vying  for the same business.

VANESSA FAJARDO

Vanessa Fajardo is a first generation graduate, receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Texas State University in Criminal Justice in 2009. She has worked with businesses during pre-employment, conducting background screenings for potential hiring candidates.

She has served her community by working as a Victim Advocate for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and as an Advocate Volunteer at SafePlace in Austin, TX. Previously, she worked as a Pretrial Officer in the Alcohol Monitoring Unit for Travis County Pretrial Services for over 8 ½ years.

Currently, Ms. Fajardo holds a position with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)- Covid19 Business Resilience Center as a Project Manager. As a Project Manager, she works with minority owned businesses to assist with access to capital, procurement opportunities, and other business-related functions.

 

 

ROXANA GOMEZ

Roxana Gomez is a native of Colombia and has lived in the United States since 2012. Roxana graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration in August 2015 from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Seeking to be a better communicator, she sought and obtained her second Master’s in Communication in 2019.

Her background includes three and a half years of experience at the Port of Corpus Christi as a Business Coordinator for Latin America. Her work played an important role at the Port of Corpus Christi, putting together the First Latin America Petroleum and Energy Summit in 2016 resulting in the attendance of over 50 international companies.

She also led different successful donations campaigns to help those in need the most in her home country, Colombia. Those campaigns resulted in the collection of hundreds of new toys, clothes and shoes that helped over 3,200 families in Colombia. Also, Roxana worked for three and a half years at TAMU-CC Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center, where one of her main duties was to advise start-ups and small business owners in improvement to their economic growth.

Roxana worked for the MBDA as a Senior Business Development Specialist for one year. Currently, Roxana is the Project Manager of the UTSA-Covid19 Business Resilience Center.

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