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Meet the people who make it all possible.

We love our staff, and we’d like you to know more about the wonderful people that make up CCRTA.

The CCRTA is made up of almost 300 employees, from Bus Operators, to Mechanics, to the CEO. Each one of these employees plays a part in providing the community with safe, affordable, and reliable transportation.


Mr. Cruz-Aedo has 36 years of experience in private and public finance and administration. He has served as the Director of Administration for the City of Houston and Assistant City Manager for the City of Corpus Christi. He opened a facilities management operation in Corpus Christi for the larger international facilities management company. He has served as President of the Government Finance Officers Association for both the State of Texas and Arizona. He received his BBA with an emphasis on accounting in 1977 from Texas State University. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran.

ROSA VILLAREAL / Managing Director of Operations

Mrs. Villarreal’s professional career began in municipal government having worked in 5 different Texas cities over 15 years in various Human Resources positions. Her career then moved her into the Public Transportation arena where she currently serves as the Managing Director of Operations overseeing the Transportation, Maintenance, Paratransit Operations, Planning and Human Resources departments for the agency. Mrs. Villarreal graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Political Science and subsequently attended Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA)

SHARON MONTEZ / Managing Director of Capital Programs

Ms. Montez brings with her 14 and a half years of experience in the Transit industry which includes grants, contracts and procurements, facilities maintenance, marketing and planning. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and her Master’s in Accountancy from Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi.

ROBERT SALDANA / Managing Director of Administration

Robert brings 17 years of experience as General Manager, Plant Manager and Operations Manager in which he supervised groups of employees ranging from 50-278 in number. He specialized in turning around failing operations. He received his BBA with an emphasis in finance from Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi.

GORDON ROBINSON, PMP / Director of Planning

Mr. Robinson brings over 14 years of experience in transit route planning, scheduling, bus stop and transfer station improvements, capital programs, transit operations, public outreach, project and program management, and Geographic Information Systems technology. Prior to working in the transit industry, Mr. Robinson worked as consultant to complete a variety of projects for transportation agencies, city and county governments, water districts, and developers. Mr. Robinson is a certified Project Management Professional and graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Geography.

CINDY O’BRIEN / Director of Finance

Cindy comes to the CCRTA after 27 years of experience with the city of Corpus Christi, 25 of which were in finance/budget. The last two years with the city was as Interim Assistant City Manager. She received her BBA from Sam Houston State University in Accounting.

Bryan Garner / Director of Maintenance

Mr. Garner began his career as an intern in Austin at Capital Metro after earning his Associates in Diesel Mechanics. He stayed with Capital Metro for over 20 years, working his way up to Superintendent of Vehicle Maintenance where he was involved in all aspects of the fleet. Mr. Garner moved to Las Vegas to further his career on a bigger fleet and began to work on hybrid vehicles as well as large bus styles. In Las Vegas, he earned his Master Transit Bus Technician ASE Certification. He transferred between Capital Metro in Austin to Phoenix Arizona, until he arrived at the CCRTA.

Kelly Coughlin / Director of Marketing

Ms. Coughlin specializes in Strategic Communication, Public Relations and Marketing. She serves as the spokesperson for the agency on behalf of the CEO and serves in numerous groups in the Coastal Bend area. She received her BA in International Communications and French from Texas A&M University and her Master of Arts in Communication from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.

David Chapa / Director of IT

Mr. Chapa received his Bachelor of Science Business Degree in Information Technology (IT) Management from The Western Governors University of Texas. He also graduated from Del Mar College with an Associate Degree in Computer Science in Networking Administration. He has over 10 Years of IT Experience that includes Project Managing and IT implementation.

CJ Loomis / General Manager of MV Transportation

CJ has been working in Public Transportation for 15 years. He began as a Reservationist in Durham North Carolina, learning the core principles of Public Transportation. CJ then moved up the ranks before becoming an Operations Manager in Norfolk, Virginia. He is now the General Manager for MV Transportation overseeing the Paratransit Operations, Maintenance, and Safety Departments.

Mike Rendon / Director of Safety and Security

Mr. Rendon has over 30 years of safety and security experience. He began his career as a Military Police Officer. He then moved to manage a security company and provide security consulting for over years. His highest priority is to maintain safety and security for all CCRTA facilities.

Angelina Gaitan / Director of HR

Mrs. Gaitan has been in the Human Resources field for over 10 years. She began her career as the Human Resources Director in the hospitality field before coming into the Public Transportation. Mrs. Gaitan holds a Masters of Arts in Administration with a concentration in Organizational Development from the HEB School of Business and Administration from the University of Incarnate Word.

Christina Perez / DBE/EEO Compliance Officer

Mrs. Perez began her public transportation career over 11 years ago in Chicago, Illinois. She has worked within the Government Affairs division and has managed the Small/Minority-owned and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program for one of Chicago’s leading public transportation entities. Mrs. Perez received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern Illinois University, with a minor is Sociology.