Estrella Escobar | Photo courtesy City of El Paso
Mayor Oscar Leeser named Estrella Escobar Senior Chief of Staff in the Office of the Mayor.
Escobar currently serves on the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees and is a member of the Hispanic Leaders Association, and previously served for 19 years in the President’s senior leadership team at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).
Among her various roles at UTEP, she most recently served as Senior Advisor to the President and Associate Vice President for External Relations and Communications, overseeing a team of 80 in the areas of University Relations, University Communications and University Events.
Escobar has over 25 years of experience in public policy, crisis management, local and state government, public affairs, higher education and corporate relations. She served in previous leadership roles in the City of El Paso Mayor’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office for the 34th Judicial District, and Public Strategies Washington, Inc., a government affairs consulting firm in Washington, D.C.
She has served on the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research, is a former Director of The Texas Lyceum and member of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors.
Escobar has extensive knowledge of the binational and bicultural border region and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.