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Chambers announce members of Leadership San Antonio Class 38


(San Antonio, TX)  — The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce today announced the 56 individuals who will make up the 38th class of Leadership San Antonio (LSA).

“The application and interview process provided us with a very talented pool of current and up and coming leaders, and while the selection of LSA 38 was painstaking and complex, we are humbled by the high caliber of individuals that now compose LSA Class 38,” said Murray H. Van Eman (Attorney-at-Law with King & Sommer, LLP), LSA Steering Committee Co-Chair.

Since 1975, the jointly sponsored LSA program has provided a learning experience for current and up and coming leaders in the San Antonio metropolitan area. Members meet monthly and visit key industries, government offices and hear from industry and elected officials about the many aspects of what makes the business community, the City and the County function well.

“I’m honored to co-chair LSA Class 38 and believe those selected for this class will continue to blaze paths similar to their predecessors,” said Gavino Ramos (Senior Director of Communications with Time Warner Cable), LSA Steering Committee Co-Chair. “From current and future elected officials, leaders of non-profit groups, and corporate executives, LSA embodies the best of our city and graduates go on to do great things for San Antonio.”

Leadership San Antonio is much more than a prestigious leadership development program.  It is an honor earned by individuals in our community which recognizes and celebrates character, dedication and the positive choices and sometimes the sacrifices these individuals have made to make San Antonio a better place.  Leadership San Antonio provides participants the opportunity to expand and continue their service to our region, and in turn leave an indelible mark on our city in the following ways:

  • LSA identifies individuals who are active and have demonstrated leadership in their chosen profession as well as in community organizations to support San Antonio’s growth and development. 
  • Participation in LSA connects people to a group of diverse public and community servants who share a common desire for a life-long commitment to the betterment of their community.
  • LSA exposes participants to a wide array of issues and the means to positively impact them in order to broaden their base of knowledge and develop perspective on alternative views about the diverse issues facing the San Antonio metropolitan area. 
  • LSA introduces participants to the key role of the business community, including organizations like The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, involved in the development of San Antonio.

LSA is an educational experience that provides a forum for leaders with diverse backgrounds, values and points of view to come together in a neutral setting to examine the nature and inner workings of San Antonio, and discuss the issues, challenges, and problems facing our community.

Participants gain in-depth knowledge of the community, awareness of its institutions, and familiarity with its leadership and structure.

Past graduates of the program include County Judge Nelson Wolff, Congressman Lamar Smith, Congressman Charlie Gonzalez, Colleen Barrett, President Emerita of Southwest Airlines, and former Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade.

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The 2013 LSA Class 38:

Shannon

Albert

Senior Director, Call Center & Customer Billing

CPS Energy

Noah

Almanza

CEO

March of Dimes

Jeffrey

Arndt

Interim CEO/Chief of Business Support Services

VIA Metropolitan Transit

Mark

Barrera

Attorney/ Shareholder

Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated

Todd

Braulick

Senior Vice President & Market Trust Director

Bank of Amercia

Sara

Brouillard

Marketing Communications Specialist

Broadway Bank

Jose Manuel

Bulas Montoro

Strategic Advisor

MATT

Melissa

Burnett

Director of Communications

Downtown Alliance San Antonio

Tracy

Carter

Dean of Academic Advancement

TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas

Claudia

Castillo Gonzalez

Director of Strategic Planning

The Atkins Group

Lauren

Ciminello

Associate Attorney

Jackson Walker, LLP

Claudia

Coleman

Director of Network Services

AT&T, Inc.

Kelli

Cubeta

General Counsel

Billing Services Group

James

Eisen

President

Visionworks of America, Inc.

Bryan

Erickson

Project Manager

HDR Engineering, Inc.

Robert

Garza

Vice President of Student Affairs

Alamo Colleges – Palo Alto College

Omar

Gonzalez

Director of Planning, Operations, and Development

Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation

Roger

Graham

Financial Advisor

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Stephen

Graham

Assistant General Manager

San Antonio River Authority

Aaron

Hackney

Network Security Engineer

Rackspace

Julia

Hamon

Wealth Advisor

Wells Fargo Bank

Melba

Harris

Communications Manager

Time Warner Cable

Christine

Hinchey

Public Affais Account Supervisor/
Government Relations Specialist

KGBTexas Communications

Manish

Kapoor

Senior Vice President of Information Systems

NuStar Energy

Glenn

Kloos

Vice President

Zachry Holdings, Inc.

Cynthia

Lee

Anchor/Reporter

KABB-TV

Megan

Legacy

Executive Director

San Antonio Christian Hope Resource Center

Melissa

Ludwig

Senior Account Supervisor

The DeBerry Group

Gary

McDaniel

Partner

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

Amit

Mehta

Vice President; Chief Medical Officer

South Texas Radiology Group; Intrinsic Imaging

Richard

Milk

Senior Planning & Policy Manager

San Antonio Housing Authority

Nieves

Montemayor

Commercial Sales and Estimating

Preferred Landscape & Lighting

Lisa

Montoya

Associate Dean

University of Texas at San Antonio,

College of Business

Leo

Munoz

Senior Manager – Consulting

Padgett Strateman & Company LLP

David

Neugebauer

Senior Vice President/Director

Project Control of Texas

Jason

Nelson

Director

AECOM

Samuel

Newman

Manager, Customer Insights

H-E-B

Julie

Novak

Vice Dean, Practice and Engagement, Director Student Health Center

UT Health Science Center School of Nursing

Tim

O’Krongley

Assistant Aviation Director

City of San Antonio

William

Peche

Manager- Intergovernmental and External Relations

San Antonio Water System

Stacy

Pozza

Vice President

Frost Bank

Adrian

Reyes

Owner and CEO

Adrian Reyes Agency LLC

Adam

Rocha

Executive Director

SAFILM- San Antonio Film Festival

Sylvia

Rodriguez

Vice President

Valero  Energy Foundation

Zaida

Saliba

Vice President – Corporate Relationship Manager

BBVA Compass

JoQuese

Satterwhite

Senior Operations Supervisor

Medtronic Diabetes

Christopher

Scott

Director, Business Development

WestEast Design Group, LLC

Ryan

Snider

Director of Business Operations

Spurs Sports & Entertainment

Michael

Sowry

President/Owner

Virtuoso Builders

William

Steele

Vice President

Sundt Construction, Inc.

Gretchen

Stepke

Business Systems Manager

HOLT CAT

Emma Georgina

Tello Rodriguez

COO

Beading 2 Go

Jesse

Travis

Managing Partner

Travis~Martin Financial Sercives, LLC

Edward (JR)

Trevino

Business Development Manager

Treco Enterprises, Inc.

Roberto

Trevino

Architect

Roberto Carlos Architect pllc

John

Ximenes

President

L(5) Services, LLC

About The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has been advocating for a pro-business environment and helping to promote strong economic development since 1894. As the largest regional business association in the San Antonio region it represents nearly 1,800 member companies and approximately 300,000 employees in the Greater San Antonio area.  For more information, visit www.sachamber.org.

About the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1929, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is San Antonio’s leading resource and advocate for Hispanic businesses and Hispanics in business, and is America’s first Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  The Hispanic Chamber currently represents over 1,000 members. For more information, visit www.sahcc.org.

Both Chambers are proud to be Accredited Chambers of Commerce by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 

Media Contacts:

Michael Vela

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

(210) 225-0462   ext. 208

Email:  michaelv@sahcc.org

Becky Bridges

The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Direct: (210) 229-2112 or (mobile) 210-557-9290

Email:  bbridges@sachamber.org

 

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