Ramon Montalvo, III

Ramon Montalvo, III, of Weslaco, joined the STISD board of directors in November 2012.

He graduated Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Austin in 1978, where he majored in insurance. He has held a Certified Insurance Counselor (C.I.C.) designation for 35 years.

For 41 years, Montalvo has been president and 100 percent owner of Montalvo Insurance Agency, Inc., in Weslaco. He is a property/casualty insurance agent, with general insurance knowledge and a concentration in commercial coverages. He specializes in public entity and non-profit corporations.

Aside from his business, he is also a member of several professional organizations, including the Independent Agents of Texas/America, Independent Agents of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

Montalvo also believes in giving back to his community, and his history of service and current involvement speak volumes of his willingness to do so. In addition to his service to the STISD board, he is currently immediate past chairman of the Knapp Community Care Foundation, a member of the governing committee of the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association (TAIPA), a member of the Knights of Columbus, and is on the advisory board for the Weslaco Airport.

In the past he has served in leadership roles and as a member of many other organizations and entities, including the State Board of Independent Insurance Agents of Texas, the South Texas Better Business Bureau, the Girl Scouts of America local council, the Weslaco Development Committee, the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce, Weslaco Rotary Club, and Tropical Texas Mental Health/Retardation.

Montalvo has received recognition as a recipient of five Outstanding Young Texas Awards, Weslaco Chamber Man of the Year (1986), Notable Hispanic of the Valley Award (1996), Weslaco Outstanding Citizen for 1999, a Small Business Association Business of the Year (in 2011), and most recently, Weslaco Chamber Business of the Year for 2012. Montalvo also served on the Weslaco ISD board as president for two three-year terms.

Montalvo and his wife, Norma, have one daughter, Arianna, and one son, Ramon IV. Ramon IV graduated from Science Academy in May 2017, and Arianna is a current Science Academy junior.

He takes pride in seeing STISD rank over and above other districts. He hopes that the district can “get to the next level in the quality of our educational product,” and he believes STISD should “strive for the absolute top rankings in all categories.”

With his background in running a business for over 40 years, and his experience as a board member at STISD and in other capacities, he hopes to help drive the future success of the district.