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TXMPA is an organization focused on bringing together automotive industry professionals to create informed content highlighting various facets of the industry in ways that connect with a Texas-based audience and beyond.

We welcome automotive industry journalists that cover cars, trucks, SUVs, ATVs, and UTVs in a variety of media as well as professionals that represent corporate interests in the automotive community.

TXMPA members represent the best of the automotive industry. Media members have engaged, interested, enthusiastic, and influential audiences that span the media landscape. We are as diverse in coverage and membership as the state itself.

Board of Directors

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Jesus Garcia


Founder of Jesus Behind The Wheel and contributor to the Houston Chronicle, Imbolden, Xpel, and countless other publications. Jesus is also the creator of the Bootz automotive cartoon series. Jesus currently resides in San Antonio and enjoys spending his free time restoring classic vehicles.


Michael Herzing


A former AMA professional motorcycle road racer, and has been an automotive technology instructor since 2013. He is the host of the nationally syndicated Let's Talk Wheels radio show, an ASE Certified Master Automotive and Medium Duty Diesel Technician.


Alan Gell


Alan has a lengthy history in automotive journalism, beginning when he was Editor of the Ellis County Chronicle and the Italy News-Herald newspapers. For several years, he served as an Automotive contributor for the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. In addition, he has provided a 'Cruisin' With Alan' radio broadcast for stations in the Dallas market area and in East Texas.


Kevin Yap


A former professional racing driver, Kevin has been working as an automotive journalist and racing operations manager in Oklahoma City. When not at the track Kevin enjoys road tripping around the US with his family. 


Michael Satterfield

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Founder of The Gentleman Racer® an award-winning quarterly automotive lifestyle print magazine and website. Michael is also the automotive editor for Society Texas Magazine and contributes to several publications across the country.


April Mae

Board Member At Large

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster April is the publisher of San Antonio's 'Live From The South Side' and radio host at KLMO 98.9 FM. 

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