The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) is proud to announce the aspiring community leaders who will take part in the Alexander E. Briseño Leadership Development Program (ABLDP) class of 2016.
Individuals selected to take part in this year’s program will be immersed in education sessions that address a variety of topics such as strategic planning; leading and managing change; building great teams; improving quality both operationally and culturally; and creating and sustaining professional and organizational results.
“Our desire is to see the Alexander Briseño Leadership Development Program groom and prepare this diverse group of 55 business professionals to be the future leaders of our great City of San Antonio,” said Ramiro Cavazos, Hispanic Chamber President & CEO.
Named after Alexander Briseño, former San Antonio City Manager, distinguished Professor of Public Service in Residence at St. Mary’s University and Hispanic Chamber 2013 Chairman of the Board, the ABLDP will provide students an opportunity to learn from an impressive faculty of community and business leaders who will share their personal experiences, achievements and challenges that they encounter as leaders in both the public and private sectors.
This year’s ABLDP will be facilitated by renowned leadership development consultant, Winslow Swart who has provided leadership development, team building and strategic planning services for the Spurs, Toyota, USAA, Rackspace and the City of San Antonio among many others.
“We look forward to the impact this year’s participants will have on our City and on their organizations as they increase both their professional capacities to lead and their commitment towards advancing the social, cultural, economic, and educational landscape of San Antonio,” said Winslow Swart, Chief Inspiration Officer at Winslow Consulting. This will be the sixth year Winslow has overseen the program.
The Hispanic Chamber congratulates the following individuals who were selected to participate in this year’s program:
Bobby Acosta, Acosta Properties SA
Demonte Alexander, City of San Antonio Office of Councilman Alan E. Warrick, II
Maximo Anguiano, Adelante U.S. Education Leadership Fund
Roslyn Barker, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Inc.
Gilberto Becerra, Palo Alto College
Anais Biera-Miracle, The Children’s Shelter
Ivan Buenrostro, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Desi Canela, Mauro Archer & Associates
Daniel Cantu, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
James Chandler, Innovative Multimedia Group
Delia Covo, Teach For America
Gabriela De La Rosa, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
Yesenia Dominguez, Transwestern
Raul Esparza, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Inc.
Jessica Fernandez, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
Manolito Flores, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
Hector Franco, CPS Energy
Mary Frink, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Inc.
Kimberly Garcia, Generations Federal Credit Union
Omar Garcia, South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER)
Yvette Garcia, Robinson General Contractors, Inc.
Eli Garza, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Inc.
Leticia Garza, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Inc.
Bryan Gonzales, Roland’s Roofing Co., Inc.
Leticia D. Gonzales, Generations Federal Credit Union
Trish Gonzales, Waterbaby Productions
Rachel Guajardo-Lopez, Tesoro
Francine Guerra, RJ RIVERA Associates, Inc.
Durquia Guillen, Leadership SAISD
Arturo Herrera, VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority
Santiago Jaramillo, VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority
Franki Jenkins , Nationwide Insurance
David Lagunes, Nationwide Insurance
George Long, Mass Mutual Financial Group
Charles Lorenzo Lopez, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Inc.
Briana Lyssy, Marathon Oil Corporation
Elizabeth Martinez, Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
David Martinez, USAA
David Meadows, City of San Antonio
Carrie Merson, San Antonio River Authority
Tina Montoya, Lonestar Pest Solutions
Ruth Morris, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Benjamin Perez, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Inc.
Enrique Rivas, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Inc.
Karen Rolirad, City of San Antonio
Hernan Rozemberg, Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG)
Javier Salazar, San Antonio Police Department
Thomas Sanchez, CPS Energy
Luis Sandoval, Sweb Development
Zach Shannon, Northwestern Mutual
Paul Snyder, U.S. Army
Robert Vasquez, San Antonio Water System
Christopher Villa, Office of San Antonio City Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran
Vanessa Villarreal, Frost Bank
Adam Zarb-Cousin, Rackspace
A special thanks goes out to the 2016 ABLDP Steering Committee:
Andrew Casillas, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP – Steering Committee Tri-Chair
Jenee Margo Gonzales, Marianist Province of the United States – Steering Committee Tri-Chair
William Long, RJ RIVERA Associates, Inc. – Steering Committee Tri-Chair
Winslow Swart, 2016 Facilitator
Alberto Altamirano, Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Elvia Bara, Generations Federal Credit Union
Adriana Becerra, Pre-K 4 SA
Jacob Cavazos, Frost Bank
KJ Feder, CPS Energy
Cecilia Garcia-Hours, TBG Partners
Imelda Guzman, Methodist Healthcare System
Maria Hernandez, Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
Tristan Maldonado, Small Business Owner
Michelle Martinez, Communications Consultant
Jason Rodriguez, VIA Metropolitan Transit
Gary Thobaben, Nationwide Insurance