Desirae Manzanares

Desirae Manzanares, who has worked in El Paso’s business, government and education sectors, is joining El Paso Matters as revenue development director.

She will play a key role in building a sustainable business model for the nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom, El Paso Matters founder and CEO Robert Moore said.

“Our border community is unique and vast, engaging with one another and ensuring the people of El Paso are well informed is a way to keep us all connected to our growing community. El Paso Matters is committed to that and doing so with integrity,” Manzanares said. “It will inspire those in our community to seek answers rather than simply focusing on the problems. My primary goal is to inspire this forward thinking by carrying out this mission and developing meaningful partnerships to continue to bring El Pasoans news that is honest and compelling.”

Manzanares will focus initially on developing a business sponsorship program, Moore said. She also will work on expanding El Paso Matters’ membership program and building virtual and in-person events.

If your business is interested in sponsorship opportunities with El Paso Matters, reach out to her at

She most recently served as director of government affairs for the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. Before that she was a teacher at Beall and Jose Damian elementary schools and an aide to U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes.