The Amarillo EDC is made up of a talented group of staff members and
generous board members. Get to know some of Amarillo’s greatest
Brian Heinrich is a board-certified personal injury attorney at Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell LLP in Amarillo. He has practiced trial law since 1991.
Brian graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science and Texas Tech University, School of Law, magna cum laude.
Brian is heavily involved in the law community, having served as the president of the Amarillo Bar Association and Panhandle Trial Lawyers Association, in addition to many others.
He and his wife, Susie, have three children.
Laura is an expert in executive administration, strategic planning,
She has worked with the WTAMU Foundation, Amarillo Opera, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Area Foundation, and the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.
Laura has received countless awards for her volunteer and philanthropic work in Amarillo and has led campaigns for over 15 organizations.
Brian Bruckner is President of Bruckner Truck Sales, Inc., a position he has held since 2007.
What began as Bruckner's Garage in 1932 has transformed into Bruckner Truck Sales, a franchised heavy duty truck dealer for Mack Trucks and Volvo Truck with 23 locations over a six-state area. It is still family-owned and operated to this day.
Brian is a native of Amarillo. He graduated from Tascosa High School and Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He is married to Carol and they have three children.
Tom Bivins is the Vice Chair of the Amarillo EDC. He earned his B.S. in Sociology from Westminster College and his B.S. in Ranch Management from Texas Christian University.
In 1977, Tom formed Bivins Brothers Partnership. He is the Vice President and Director of Excell Cattle Company and a founding partner of Corsino Cattle Company.
Tom currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Mary E. Bivins Foundation. He has also served as chairman
Craig Gualtiere is the owner of the long-standing Amarillo business, Roasters Coffee and Tea Company. Roasters is an Amarillo staple. Now with two locations, the first Roasters opened in 1992. When Craig was elected to the Randall County Commission in 1998, he was the youngest sitting County Commissioner in Texas.
Craig is very active in the community, having served on many boards, including the Amarillo Airport Board, Amarillo Traffic Commission, and the Amarillo Zoning Board of Adjustments.
Craig is a pro-business and pro-taxpayer guy who hopes to promote great business and common sense.