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TIBA Staff

Texas International Business Accelerator (TIBA) Staff

Maria Jose Buendia

SR. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADVISOR

Maria Jose Buendia is a Sr. International Business Advisor with the Texas International Business Accelerator (TIBA) in San Antonio. Under this position, she advises and guides foreign entrepreneurs and investors in establishing their businesses in the state of Texas.

Maria Jose Buendia joined the TIBA team in 2011 as a Foreign Investor Specialist. She conducted market and financial research and wrote extensive market analyses and business plans for foreign investors. In 2013, she continued to extend her professional career and worked for an international logistics firm as an Account Manager where she coordinated all land, air, and ocean freight shipments for domestic and international clients. In 2016, Maria Jose returned to the SBDC International Trade Center as an International Business Advisor and as of 2020, Maria Jose leads the TIBA program.

Maria Jose holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is bi-cultural, born in Mexico, and fluent in both English and Spanish.

    Jocelyn Garcia

    FOREIGN INVESTMENT SPECIALIST

    Jocelyn Garcia is a Foreign Investment Specialist at the Texas International Business Accelerator (TIBA) in San Antonio. As a Foreign Investment Specialist, she conducts market and industry research for foreign entrepreneurs and investors interested in establishing a business in Texas. She develops investment business plans, market analyses, and other resources foreign investors can utilize for their business operations in the state. Prior to joining TIBA in 2015, Jocelyn had a leadership role at SeaWorld as an Assistant Supervisor and was in charge of managing retail establishments and supervising work teams.

    Jocelyn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a concentration in International Business and a minor in Marketing from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish.

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