Dean LaFever has over 25 years of experience in utility customer service and field operations. He began his career in Austin, TX, then moved to El Paso where he was Director of Operations. LaFever served as a member of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, El Paso United Way and Texas Gas Association. Today, LaFever is the Director of the Texas Gas Service for the Rio Grande Valley and resides in Harlingen. LaFever prides himself in community service aimed primarily to support education. His efforts are focused on reducing the drop-out rate, advance student performance and improving our Community by serving as Chairman of the Harlingen Area Education Foundation and the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce. At present, he also serves on the Board of Directors for the Rio Grande Partnership.