Mr. Edward Cruz, Jr., CCA
My current employment with VIA Metropolitan Transit has been over 10 years as the administrator of compliance for VIA’s Federal Transit Administration Disadvantage Business Enterprise grants program 49CFR part 26. My background is comprised of 26 years in the United States Marine Corps, a combat veteran and retired Master Sergeant coupled with over 17 years’ experience in accounting and national/international sales in the criminal justice market. Formal education was through Incarnate Word College presently University of the Incarnate Word with a Bachelors of Business Administration concentration in Accounting and MIS. Personal continued education included both professional studies and military formal schools. My employment with VIA Metropolitan Transit is the best of both worlds due in part to the financial and compliance reporting for department of transportation grant subsidized projects which also allows me to draw from my sales acumen in recruiting certified small businesses to participate in VIA’s procurement opportunities which impact both our local and national economy.