ZOOM Contracting and Consulting Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Brigadier General (R) Orlando Salinas is the CEO and President of ZOOM Contracting and Consulting, LLC. Orlando was a 1984 distinguished military graduate of Texas A&I University, Kingsville, Texas, and was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an Infantry Second Lieutenant. Orlando’s military education includes Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. Orlando has master’s degrees in educational administration and strategic studies, as well as superintendent certification.
Orlando has served in a variety of command and staff assignments. Orlando began his career as a platoon leader, and company executive officer in 1- 327 IN, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Orlando joined the Texas Army National Guard in 1989, where he served as a scout platoon leader/detachment commander, 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry, (Mechanized), in Weslaco, Texas. Orlando’s next assignment was company commander, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry (Mechanized), based out of Weslaco and mobilized in support of “Operation Desert Shield/Storm.” Orlando then served as the S3, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry in San Antonio; executive officer, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry in San Antonio; and mobilized in support of “Operation Noble Eagle.” Orlando served as Battalion Commander, 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry, (Mechanized) in Weslaco, and mobilized in support of “Operation Enduring Freedom.” Orlando then served as sector officer in charge, “Operation Jump Start,” Weslaco, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery, Weslaco. Orlando served as Brigade commander, 136th Regimental Brigade, and the Texas Army National Guard G-3/5/7 in Austin. Orlando then served as Brigade Commander, 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Austin, and director of the State Joint Family Support Services. Orlando later served as the Deputy Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Texas National Guard in Austin and was dual-hatted as the Deputy Commanding General, U. S. Army South, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Orlando has served in a variety of educational leadership positions that include instructional facilitator, dean of instruction, assistant principal, and principal of elementary, middle, high school and alternative school. In 1998, Orlando created an innovative alternative school for expelled students. Orlando served as the Assistant Division Director of the Education, Training, and Research Division for the Texas Department of Public Safety from 2016 to 2019 where he and Frank Woodall developed and implemented the Progressive Leadership Model (PLM) for leadership development. The PLM acknowledged that there are skill sets required at each level of leadership: first-line supervisor, mid-level leader, and executive leadership. Orlando currently serves as the Director of Training for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and is a certified instructor through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Chief Operating Officer
Frank is the Chief Operating Officer of ZOOM Contracting and Consulting, LLC. Frank is a dedicated, self-starting leadership and education professional with over 45 years of law enforcement, 46 years of education and 15 years of military experience. Frank graduated from Tarleton State University in 1970 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. He is a graduate of the 151st session of the FBI National Academy and the United States Customs Canine Administrator’s course. He is a John Maxwell certified instructor for Developing the Leader Within You, 360 Leader, and The Five Levels of Leadership. Frank has taught Leadership, Professionalism, Ethics, Communication, Diversity, Business, and law enforcement related topics for over thirty years. He has served as the Chief of Training for the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He developed and marketed a course on What Makes Us Professionals which has been taught both to public and private organizations. Frank is an active duty Colonel (06) with the Texas State Guard and serves as the J7 (Training and Education), Texas Military Department, Texas State Guard, Commanding General’s Staff, Camp Mabry, Austin. He oversees the Command and General Staff Course, Officer Advance Course and Officer Basic Course. He is the Primary Instructor and administrator for the Officer Advanced course. Frank was honored by the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association in 2012 as the recipient of the Tom Stone Award of Excellence in Leadership. Frank was honored to have been recognized in Who’s Who in Business and Management in 2000 and Who’s Who in Law Enforcement in 1990. Frank has worked with Boy Scouting since 1981 and was awarded the Order of the Arrow, Vigil Honor in 1990, Order of the Arrow Founder’s Award in 1991 and the Silver Beaver in 1994. Frank is passionate about developing and growing leaders.
Vice President - Operations
David Flores is a graduate of Texas A&M University (class of 86) and a private consultant (est. 1993) who provides services to profit and non-profit corporations, and County/City governments in Texas. Flores has been called upon, and worked with the Texas legislature, the state judicial system and private corporate entities as an expert in the laws and rules that govern the health care and the human resources industry in Texas. In the 76th Texas legislative session he drafted HB 3606, this legislation amended the Education and Health & Safety codes and allowed Alternative Education Programs to provide chemical dependency treatment services to students who were in need of these services. Flores also drafted HB 2178 in the 77th Texas legislative session, which helped reform and improve the Texas Medicaid system and prevented unscrupulous health care professionals from robbing Medicaid funds and exploiting indigent adolescent patients. In 2021 he drafted HB 4510 which mandated accreditation of chemical dependency treatment providers licensed by the state of Texas. In all instances Flores
privately investigated, drafted, lobbied, and testified on behalf of the legislation. Flores has also served as a consultant to the Houston Chronicle, NBC News Dateline and CBS News 60 Minutes. Private investigations by Flores resulted in the suspension of Medicaid payments for illegal chemical dependency services to children under the age of ten and suspension of certain payments to dentist for unnecessary services.