About

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The World Affairs Council of San Antonio was chartered in July 1982. It is a not-for-profit and non-partisan citizen’s educational forum focusing on foreign policy issues that affect our lives directly. Entirely local in governing and support, it services all individuals and organizations interested in its goals. We are a member of the World Affairs Councils of America.

Our Mission

We strive to promote public understanding of world affairs and United States foreign policy and to enhance the ability of its citizens and future leaders to participate in a global community. We accomplish our mission by presenting lectures, organizing discussion groups, sponsoring educational outreach programs, and hosting deliberative sessions for young professionals.

Board Members

Timothy S. Martin, Ph.D.
Southwest Research Institute
Mr. Miguel E. Dilley
Dilley Law Firm PLLC
Mr. Rad Weaver
McCombs Partners
Mr. Manuel Pelaez-Prada
PKC Group
Ms. Rebecca Q. Cedillo
Strategic Initiatives Consulting
Mr. Robert Clinton Worth
RL Worth & Associates
Mr. Marshall V. Davidson, Jr., SIOR, CCIM
Avison Young
The Hon. Ron Nirenberg
City Councilman, District 8
Jeff-Wentworth
The Honorable Jeff Wentworth
Justice of the Peace
Tony Trevino
Mr. Tony Trevino
Lewis Energy Group
Alfonso-Tomita
Mr. Alfonso Tomita
Sushi Zushi of Texas
Patrick-Tobin
Mr. Patrick B. Tobin
Jackson Walker LLP
Glenn-Thomas
Mr. W. Glenn Thomas
Frost National Bank
Cynthia-Teniente-Matson
Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson
Texas A&M University- San Antonio
Chad-Taylor
Mr. Chad D. Taylor
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
William-Dub-Sutherland
Mr. William “Dub” Sutherland
Kennedy Sutherland LLP
Ms. Barbara Schneider-Rattan
Community Leader
Mr. Henry E. Sauvignet
International Bank of Commerce
Mr. Raul Rodriguez-Barocio
University of the Incarnate Word
Mr. J.B. Richter
JBR Holdings, LLC
Mr. Fernando Reyes
Reyes Automotive Group
Bill-Rasco
Col. Bill Rasco, USAF, MSC (Ret.)
American Hospital Association
Ms. Emilie Herrmann Petty
Ms. Cristina Peña Walls
H-E-B Grocery Procurement
Eduardo Parra, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
Parra & Co., LLC
Mrs. Amparo Ortiz
Community Leader
Dr. Gregg E. Muenster
Bank of America/US Trust
Mr. Benjamin A. Montanez
Norton Rose Fulbright
Dr. Thomas Mengler
St. Mary’s University
Mr. Joe C. McKinney
Broadway National Bank
Mr. D. Kirk McDonald
Zachry Group
Mr. Charles D. Lutz III
Intercontinental Wealth Advisors
Mr. Jesse S. Lotay
Jackson Walker LLP
Dr. Bruce H. Leslie
Alamo Colleges
The Honorable Jose Antonio Larios
Interim Consul General of Mexico to San Antonio
Ms. Carolyn Labatt
Computer Solutions
Mr. Patrick J. Kennedy Jr.
Kennedy Sutherland LLP
Mr. Frank E. Holmes
U.S. Global Investors Inc.
The Honorable Phil Hardberger
Dykema Cox Smith
Mr. Geronimo Gutierrez Fernandez
North American Development Bank
Mr. Lukin T. Gilliland, Jr.
Incyte Venture Partners, LLC
Ms. Lisa Friel
Ernst & Young LLP
Ms. Evangelina ‘Vangie’ Flores
Rofo’s Inc
Shahrzad (Sherry) Dowlatshahi
City of San Antonio
Ms. Gloria Steves Dilley
Steves and Sons, Inc.
Ms. Patricia Diaz Dennis
AT&T
Ambassador James F. Creagan
St. Mary's University
The Honorable Lila Cockrell
Former Mayor, City of San Antonio
Mr. Morris G. Camp Jr.
JP Morgan Chase
Mr. Robert M. Barnett
Cavazos, & Newton, LLP
Ambassador Cresencio Arcos
International Consultant
Mr. Carlos Alvarez
The Gambrinus Company
Mr. James Andrews
Overland Partners

Committees

Development Committee

Mr. J.B. Richter

Chair

Corporate Membership

Mr. Marshall V. Davidson, Jr., SIOR, CCIM

Avison Young

Mr. Robert M. Barnett

Cavazos, & Newton, LLP

Vice Chair

Finance Committee

Glenn-Thomas

Mr. W. Glenn Thomas

Frost National Bank

Vice Chair

General Membership

Mr. J.B. Richter

JBR Holdings, LLC

Vice Chair

Ms. Evangelina ‘Vangie’ Flores

Rofo’s Inc

Vice Chair

Mr. James Andrews

Overland Partners

Vice Chair

International Citizen Benefit

Mr. Don Frost

Frost Capital Markets

Vice Chair

Small Business Membership

Alfonso-Tomita

Mr. Alfonso Tomita

Sushi Zushi of Texas

Vice Chair

Education Committee

Mr. Henry E. Sauvignet

Chair

Academic WorldQuest

Ms. Barbara Schneider-Rattan

Community Leader

Vice Chair

Scholarship Program

Mr. Henry E. Sauvignet

International Bank of Commerce

Vice Chair

Governance Committee

Board Engagement

Mr. Benjamin A. Montanez

Norton Rose Fulbright

Vice Chair

Board Retention

Dr. Pat LeMay Burr

University of the Incarnate Word

Vice Chair

Nominating Committee

Dr. Gregg E. Muenster

Bank of America/US Trust

Vice Chair

Program Committee

Shahrzad (Sherry) Dowlatshahi

Chair

Diplomat Salons

Ambassador James F. Creagan

St. Mary's University

Vice Chair

Fulbright Roundtables

Dr. Pat LeMay Burr

University of the Incarnate Word

Vice Chair

Major Programs

Shahrzad (Sherry) Dowlatshahi

City of San Antonio

Vice Chair

Young Professionals

Mr. Jesse S. Lotay

Jackson Walker LLP

Vice Chair

Technology Committee

Mr. Timothy M. Porter

Chair

Marketing Committee

Ms. Cristina Peña Walls

H-E-B Grocery Procurement

Vice Chair