The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Lisa Marie Gomez as the new Vice President of Education and Workforce Development. In this role, she will be responsible for serving as a leading policy expert, strategist, and resource for important issues in the education and workforce development space, including school finance, accountability, funding for institutions of higher education, and skills gaps.
“Lisa Marie is perfectly suited for this position, as she brings extensive experience working in government and education. As a result of her solid background and reputation, she has also developed an impressive network of leaders in the business, education, and community sectors that will help her tremendously in her new role,” said Richard Perez, President and CEO of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. “She will be a great addition to the outstanding team of professionals here at the Chamber and will play an important role leading initiatives that directly impact the evolving education and workforce development needs of our city.”
Before joining the Chamber, Gomez served as the Executive Director for the International Office at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Prior to that, she was the Associate Director of the Center for Student Professional Development at the UTSA College of Business.
“It is an honor to join the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce in this important position, because I am passionate about addressing and improving our city’s overall competitiveness,” said Gomez. “I look forward to working with my colleagues, Chamber members, and community partners to ensure San Antonio’s current and future education and workforce needs are met.”
Gomez has a B.A. with an emphasis on Social Change, Sustainable Development, and Peace Studies from the University of Redlands, Johnston Center and an M.A. in International Peace Studies from the International University of Japan.