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Leadership San Antonio kickstarts the new decade by debuting its 45th class

Leadership San Antonio (leadershipsa.org) welcomed 57 community leaders that spanned across CEOs, Vice Presidents, Assistant Professors, and Military officers.  LSA2020, as it has been uniquely branded for this year, aligned on impacting the San Antonio community through its objectives of legacy, service, and action with activities focused on health, education, military, workforce development, and transportation.

“I am excited to expand our network of leaders in San Antonio,” says Brian Hurtak, AVP at USAA and co-chair for this years’ class.  “Our commitment to collaborating with LSA alumni, elevating the LSA brand, and gaining insight from present and future decision-makers in both the public and private sectors will better prepare the class to lead San Antonio into the future by using their broader understanding of our diverse community.”

The weekend retreat hosted San Antonio based special guests Debra Guerrero (VP of Governmental Affairs at The NRP Group, LSA 25), Casandra Matej (President & CEO at Visit San Antonio, LSA 39), Brandon Logan (CEO of Urban Capital Partners, LSA 36), Dr. Robert Garza (President of Alamo Colleges) and closed with a moving keynote conversation featuring Louise Locker (Class 25), better known as “Elf Louise”.

“Impressed by this weekend as it was a clear indication of the strong solidarity our LSA2020 class and steering committee have conquered…quality conversations of the challenges our city meets, the legacy they wish to leave as a class, as well as, the service and action they will take for a better and stronger San Antonio,” says Cristina Bazaldua, Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Empowerment Director at Univision Communications, Inc. and co-chair for this year’s class when asked about the retreat.

“LSA2020 has an exciting year ahead of it as both The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce look forward to idea implementation and open lines of communication through their presidents and chairs” commented Diane S. Sánchez, President and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  “It is exciting to know that a focus on a deeper understanding of what chambers do and continued engagement beyond is a priority,” said Richard Perez, President and CEO of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.  Both Diane and Richard spoke at the opening ceremony in October 2019, as well as the welcome dinner sponsored by Broadway Bank and Toyota this January.

Support and partnership opportunities for Leadership San Antonio are always available through corporate and individual donations of time, talent, and treasure.  For specific sponsorship details, please contact Lori Stinson at lstinson@sachamber.org.

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