John D. Esparza is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Trucking Association (TXTA). He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and a member of the Board of Regents for the Texas Tech University System, and a fourth generation West Texan. TXTA is an Austin based trade association that was established in 1932 to represent the motor transportation industry. Additionally, he serves as the Executive Director of the Southwest Movers Association (SMA). Esparza served as senior advisor to Texas Governor Rick Perry, focusing on policy, legislative and political issues. He has also served as special assistant to the Governor. Esparza was a personal assistant and aide-de-camp in the Texas Senate to then Lt. Governor Perry. He also served as an assistant to the communications director for State Senator Teel Bivins (R-Amarillo) before joining Perry’s administration.
During the late 90’s, Esparza worked extensively on Hispanic outreach under political strategist and advisor Karl Rove as then Governor George W. Bush’s Political Coalition Director. During this time Esparza was also a member of Governor Bush’s Advance Team.