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.
Orlando C. Salinas
Chief Financial Officer
Credentials/Certifications – HeartMath Certified Trainer (HMCT). American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - Certified Personal Trainer. American Red Cross Certified CPR/AED/FIRST AID Instructor. Basic Instructor Certificate – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Six Sigma Yellow Belt. Resiliency Training Completion through the 502d ABW Resilience Training Program.
Education – BS in Biology from University of Texas at Brownsville. Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Health Administration (MHA). Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Experience – Orlando studied at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. While enrolled in their Medical Doctorate program, he completed graduate courses in Gross Anatomy, Neuroscience, Immunology, Physiology, and Statistics. Orlando has over 5 years of experience in developing and instructing leadership classes at the first-line, intermediate, and executive levels. Further, Orlando developed a comprehensive Emotional Intelligence curriculum that adopts a neurophysiological approach to the topic coupled with a pragmatic methodology for implementing Emotional Intelligence in the workplace. Orlando has also developed curriculum on frequently encountered mental health issues in the workplace that empower participants to use the skills provided in this course to overcome barriers and improve self-efficacy. Orlando’s inimitable ability to deconstruct complex topics and present them in a comprehensible manner has contributed to his accomplishments as an instructor. Orlando is also a certified HeartMath Resilience Advantage Instructor. The HeartMath Resilience Advantage program incorporates biofeedback into the enhancement of resiliency skills. Orlando assisted with the oversight of the Physical Readiness Test model used at the Texas Department of Public Safety while working for the Fitness and Wellness Unit. In this role, Orlando was responsible for the statistical analysis of law enforcement physical readiness test data, and Orlando worked closely with external law enforcement agencies seeking to adopt a physical readiness test platform similar to the one used at TXDPS. Orlando currently serves in the Texas Ranger Division at the Texas Department of Public Safety.
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.
Chief Information Officer
B.A. Psychology/English, M.S. Quality Systems Management, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Joe started his professional career as Clinic Manager for a physical therapy clinic in Austin, TX. Joe helped guide the clinic to market and sell patented equipment nationally through aggressive direct sales and marketing strategies. Joe continued his sales and marketing expertise in the automotive industry. As a minority owner of an aftermarket automotive sales organization, Joe helped build this small startup into a multi-million dollar business utilizing his sales, marketing, and technical skills. Joe designed and developed innovative automated marketing and sales systems for automobile dealers to educate consumers on aftermarket products and services available at their dealership. Joe worked with automobile dealership owners to train executive leadership, general managers, finance managers and sales managers in the art and science of sales, finance, insurance, and marketing. Joe continued his career as owner of a direct mail marketing firm. Joe’s company served thousands of clients market their services via direct mail over a ten-year period, distributing up to ten million sales and marketing letters per month. Joe designed and developed an automated marketing strategy combining direct mail, e-mail marketing, and conference calls. The power profit system was the predecessor to many of today's modern marketing systems used by thousands of organizations. Following the sale of his business interests, Joe took time for reflection and relaxation before deciding to turn his interests to the public affairs. Currently, Joe serves as the organizational development and leadership manager at the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. His primary purpose is to assist the agency as a change agent by providing change management and leadership training. Joe trains executive leaders, mid-level managers and first line supervisors the unique skill set needed to lead large agencies through organizational change utilizing lean change management strategies and transformational leadership strategies. Joe’s knowledge as a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt has assisted the agency to save thousands of working hours and tens of thousands of dollars per year through a series of process improvement initiatives. As a certified resiliency trainer, Joe has trained hundreds in the law enforcement community strategies to deal with the difficult challenges they face as public servants. Joe’s broad range and knowledge base of the public and private sector give him a unique insight into the inner workings of today's organizational environment.