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Gene Lindgren

President & CEO of Laredo Economic Development Corporation

Gene Lindgren is the President and CEO of the Laredo Economic Development Corporation (previously known as the Laredo Development Foundation).  Gene was chosen to continue the successes of the organization’s now 57-year history in July of 2020.  He drives the staff of seasoned professionals, with the oversight of the Board of Directors, and in accordance with the City of Laredo’s Viva Laredo Comprehensive Plan.

Gene transitioned to the LEDC after completing a 35-year career with a leading global automotive supply company in several diverse areas such as manufacturing, logistics and technology that operates in North America with more than 25 maquiladora plants throughout Mexico including distribution centers in El Paso and Laredo, Texas.

Gene has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron and an MBA from Lake Erie College in Ohio and has been a Laredo resident for over 25 years.

Gene is active in boards and committees such as the North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO), South Texas Workforce Solutions, City of Laredo Port of Entry Advisory Committee, The Laredo Rotary Club, Binational Riverfront Conservation Project Working Group, Laredo College Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership Advisory Council, and Laredo Chamber of Commerce.

Gene and his wife have two daughters, enjoy their many DIY projects, and travel to spend time with extended family in Ohio and Torreon, Mexico.