Mr. Tanny Berg has been an active commercial real estate developer and investor for over forty years.Mr. Berg received his Bachelor of Business Arts Degree with an emphasis in
Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1970 and immediately joined Jack Berg Sales Company, an international importer and distributor of electronics, founded by his father, the late Jack S. Berg, in 1952. Throughout the last over forty years, Mr. Berg owns or is a partner in Berg Properties, Berg Investment Company, Baruch Properties LP, B/W Joint Venture, Micropartners LP, Micropartners West LP, The Shalom Group LP, and EP Shalom LP, which entities control many shopping centers, office parks, hotels, industrial developments, and downtown redevelopment projects in El Paso, Texas.
In addition, Mr. Berg has been very active in various civic and not for profit associations. He was a founder and past chair for 16 years of the Central Business Association, as well as past chairman of the board of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the El Paso Child Crisis Center, Las Palmas Medical Center of El Paso and again of the now combined boards of Las Palmas and Del Sol Hospitals (the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) System in El Paso), and for three years at Unite El Paso - to name just a few organizations. Currently he is passionately and actively engaged in organizing and developing an El Paso based food bank, El Pasoans Fighting
Hunger, affiliated with Feeding America, the national consortium of food banks, to
address the profound crisis of hunger in the greater El Paso community. In addition,
Mr. Berg is serving or has served on the governing or advisory boards of KCOS Public Television, the El Paso International Airport, the El Paso Tax Increment Financing Board, the City of El Paso Industrial Bond Advisory Board, Wells Fargo Bank Advisory Board of El Paso, the El Paso/Juarez World Trade Center, the El Paso Downtown Management District, the El Paso Times Advisory Board, the Rio Grande Girl Scouts Council, the Children's Trust Fund of Texas, the UTEP Alumni Association, and IHS Hospital Corporation in El Paso as well as many others. He is also a proud member of LULAC Council 335. Mr. Berg has been interviewed on the "MacNeil/Lehrer Report" news program on PBS and has been quoted in the national publication "The Economist" on business issues relating to the border. Mr. Berg was also a founder and past chair of the El Paso Hebrew Day School, past president of Congregation B'nai Zion in El Paso, and has served on the National Board of Directors of the United Synagogue of America. In 2002, Mr. Berg was named the United States Small Business Association's Regional Small Business Advocate of the Year.