Specifically, Mercedes acts to build and maintain strong regional relationships within municipal governments, civic groups, chambers, colleges, universities, and other appropriate entities while functioning as an advocate within and for Hillwood. Working in this capacity, Mercedes collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to achieve mutually beneficial short- and long-term policy and development goals.

With an emphasis on impactful, longstanding corporate citizenship, Mercedes consults on corporate social responsibility and community relations for Hillwood and the AllianceTexas Foundation.

Mercedes comes with more than 19 years of experience, including over ten years with Hillwood. Prior to joining Hillwood and upon relocating to Texas, she spent five years in public affairs for the energy industry.


  • East Carolina University – Bachelor of Science in Communications
  • East Carolina University – Master of Business Administration