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The beautiful downtown Grand Hyatt hotel graciously hosted the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s last board meeting of 2015 on December 15. After presentations about our SA to DC trip and the Fifth Army, 2015 Chairman Henry Cisneros thanked the board telling them that it was a privilege to serve as the 2015 Chairman and to work with so many talented individuals.

He also recognized his leadership team and presented them with a token of his appreciation. The 2015 leadership team includes:

Vice Chairs

Janie Barrera, CEO and President, LiftFund
Joe Bray, South TX Regional Exec, BBVA Compass Bank
Doyle Beneby, President and CEO, CPS Energy
Elaine Mendoza, CEO, Conceptual Mindworks
Legal Advisor

Mario Barrera, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Council Chairs

John Dickson, Denim Group, CyberSecurity Chair
Geoff Crabtree, Senior Vice President, Methodist Healthcare System, Economic Development Council Chair
Denise Green, EVP Accounting and Administration, Embrey Partners, Education and Workforce Development Council Chair
Shaun Kennedy, Chairman, Texas Capital Bank, Operating Council Co-Chair
Kelley Farwell, Community Relations Officer, Firstmark Credit Union, Operating Council Co-Chair
Bo Gilbert, Assistant VP Midwest Region Govt Relations, USAA, Public Affairs Council Chairman
Chuck Bunch, USO-RP/6 Site Manager, Military Affairs Chair
Chairman Cisneros also told the group that every year the incoming Chairman gets to select six one-year Board appointments. These Board members are people who have historically served the Chamber well and provide expertise to the Board or are individuals that the incoming Chairman feels the Chamber would benefit from their business knowledge and community affiliations. Each individual was presented with a plaque for their service.

Eduardo Bravo, Chairman of the Board, Asociacion De Empresarios Mexicanos
Dennis Noll, President and CEO, San Antonio Area Foundation
Maria Ferrier, Director, Development and Mexico Relations, TAMUSA
Debbie Trevino, President, Treco Services, Inc.
Pat Frost, President, Frost
Ed White, Jr. Senior VP, BB&T
Next, Chairman Cisneros mentioned that each year nine individuals are elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors, and each year nine individuals roll off the Board. Chairman Cisneros acknowledged all nine of the individuals who are rolling off the Board and presented a vase and plaque to all who were present.

Steve Atkins, President, The Atkins Group
John Carlson, Senior Vice President, Sundt Construction
Nancy Hard, President and CEO, Family Service Association
JoAnn Boone, President, Rio San Antonio Cruises
Blakely Fernandez, Partner, Bracewell Guiliani LLP
Jim Campbell, Senior Director of Public Affairs, Holt Cat
Frank Burney, Managing Partner, Martin & Drought P.C.
Ed Cross, CEO, San Antonio Commercial Advisors
Rad Weaver, CEO, McCombs Partners

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