Reba Cardenas McNair is a Brownsville, Texas, businesswoman and civic leader who currently serves as president of two Brownsville land development corporations. Her businesses manage land development projects in Brownsville, Harlingen, San Benito, and Rancho Viejo.
Reba served as IDEA Public Schools’ Board Chair from 2017–2018 and serves on the boards of Driscoll Children’s Hospital, the Brownsville Foundation for Health and Education, Gladys Porter Zoo, Educational Results Partnership, Humanities Texas, Texas Business Leadership Council, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Business and the UTRGV Development Board. She is also a recent recipient of the Preservation Award from the Brownsville Historical Association.
Reba earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a graduate degree from Columbia University.