It is a new day at the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (EDF). Before a large crowd of economic development partners and supporters yesterday, Wayne Peacock, Chairman of the Board for EDF welcomed their new President & CEO, Jenna Saucedo-Herrera to the team.
A product of San Antonio and St. Mary’s University, Saucedo-Herrera has quickly risen through the ranks of CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned utility in the country, to now running the lead organization managing economic development for San Antonio and Bexar County.
“Jenna is a transformative leader, one with an incredible amount of passion for economic development and the San Antonio community,” said Peacock.
This sentiment is shared by city and county leadership as expressed at Tuesday’s press conference. “Jenna brings to the table youth, energy and incredible leadership that will all assist her in taking our collective vision for a more globally competitive San Antonio,” said San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley.
Not ignoring the paradigm shift being made with this decision, Saucedo-Herrera recognized the importance of capitalizing on the current momentum and the need for the community to move collectively toward a common goal. “I am excited and humbled at the opportunity given to me today and recognize that each of us can play a vital role in continuing the upward trajectory of our community,” said Saucedo-Herrera. “I’m energized by the momentum that’s been established by my predecessor, Mario Hernandez, and other community leaders and plan to align and leverage our collective community efforts to achieve our bold ambitions.”
Saucedo-Herrera currently serves as a member of Leadership San Antonio Class 41, a program that is comprised of 52 leaders from across the San Antonio community. LSA is a calendar year program managed by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce wherein individuals learn more about San Antonio’s current issues and how they can play a role in making a positive impact on the community.
For more information on LSA, please go to www.leadershipsa.org.
For more information on EDF and their new President & CEO please visit www.sanantonioedf.com