Juan Francisco Padres, President

Juan Francisco Padrés also known as JP, is the new Public Affairs Manager for the autonomous trucking company TuSimple. Based in Tucson, AZ, JP is responsible for government, business, and community outreach in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Born and raised in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, Juan studied at the University of Arizona where he earned his BA in Political Science and his MBA from the UA Eller College of Management. Previous work experience has been at the City of Tucson where he served as the Economic Development and International Trade Specialist, as well as in the private sector with companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and as an entrepreneur and business owner in Tucson. Juan is married to his wife, Maria Paloma, and they have two daughters, Paloma and Rebeca, and a beagle named Bruno. Juan enjoys spending his spare time in San Carlos, Mexico with friends and family, and is an avid skier in the winter months.