Meet the New GNBEDF Board Members

Each year, a few GNBEDF Members rotate onto the Board. Here is an opportunity to learn more about them. 

Tony Battle

Tony Battle

Tony Battle, President for Byrne Construction Services, is a Class of 2001 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelors in Construction Science. Tony came to Byrne as a Project Manager in 2005 and quickly moved up the ranks through his leadership, focus, and work ethic. Over the past 16 years, he has been instrumental in the growth of Byrne in the South Texas market having completed numerous award projects including the Lila Cockrell Museum, Plaza de Armas, The Soto office building, and Byrne’s new South Texas Headquarters Building.  Tony is passionate about his team. He understands that people build buildings and has helped foster a family-first culture that has been recognized as one of South Texas’s Best Places to Work. This passion for people also extends outside the workplace as Tony volunteers and supports several charities including the Catholic Charities, For Better & For Ever Marriage Program, Business Empowerment, and the Little League and Boys & Girls Club. As a member of the New Braunfels EDF, Tony is very passionate about the growth of the I-35 corridor and the City of New Braunfels. During his tenure at Byrne, he has overseen the construction of several major landmarks in the area including Das Rec, the NBU Conservation Center, Central Texas Technology Center at the Airport and most recently the rebuilding of Wurstfest.  Outside of work, Tony is an avid rancher and outdoorsman. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids on his wife’s family-run dude ranch, the Mayan. When not at the ranch he enjoys fishing in the coastal bend and hunting the wide-open space of the great state of Texas. Though originally from England, Tony wasted no time finding his place in the world at a young age and is now Texan through and through...

Robert Camareno

Robert Camareno

Robert Camareno has a passion for public service and is honored to be the City Manager for the City of New Braunfels, one of the fastest growing cities in the country and in the State of Texas. As City Manager, he is responsible for the day to day operations of the City.  The City Manager is one of three employees of the City appointed by the Council.

Robert was born in New Braunfels, graduated from New Braunfels High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix and is a member of the International City/County Management Association and the Texas City Management Association.

Darren Hill

Darren HillDarren Hill began his career with Schlitterbahn Waterpark in 1990 as a lifeguard at the New Braunfels waterpark. He held various positions within the company for eight years including seasonal leadership roles within the waterpark and oversite of the company’s transportation department. In 1998 he was named Director of Resort Operations, and in 2005 became general manager of the waterpark and resort in New Braunfels. In 2020 Hill began oversite of the Schlitterbahn property on Galveston Island in addition to the New Braunfels operation. He has led the flagship park through multiple projects including major lodging and waterpark expansions. He and his management team, with their more than 300 combined years of experience at Schlitterbahn, continuously contribute to Schlitterbahn Waterparks being voted America’s Best.