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

Robert M. Barnett
Cavazos, & Newton, LLP
Morris G. Camp Jr.
JP Morgan Chase
The Honorable Lila Cockrell
Former Mayor, City of San Antonio
Ambassador James F. Creagan
St. Mary's University
Marshall V. Davidson, Jr., SIOR, CCIM
Avison Young
Patricia Diaz Dennis
AT&T
Miguel E. Dilley
Dilley Law Firm PLLC
Gloria Steves Dilley
Steves and Sons, Inc.
Shahrzad (Sherry) Dowlatshahi
City of San Antonio
Geronimo Gutierrez Fernandez
North American Development Bank
Bruce H. Leslie, Ph.D.
Alamo Colleges
Jesse S. Lotay
Jackson Walker LLP
Timothy S. Martin, Ph.D.
Southwest Research Institute
D. Kirk McDonald
Zachry Group
Joe C. McKinney
Broadway National Bank
Benjamin A. Montanez
Norton Rose Fulbright
Gregg E. Muenster, Ph.D.
Bank of America/US Trust
The Hon. Ron Nirenberg
City Councilman, District 8
Eduardo Parra, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
Parra & Co., LLC
Manuel Pelaez-Prada
PKC Group
Cristina Peña Walls
H-E-B Grocery Procurement
Bill-Rasco
Bill Rasco, Col., USAF, MSC (Ret.)
American Hospital Association
J.B. Richter
JBR Holdings, LLC
Raul Rodriguez-Barocio
University of the Incarnate Word
Cynthia-Teniente-Matson
Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University- San Antonio
Glenn-Thomas
W. Glenn Thomas
Frost National Bank
Patrick-Tobin
Patrick B. Tobin
Jackson Walker LLP
Alfonso-Tomita
Alfonso Tomita
Sushi Zushi of Texas
Robert Clinton Worth
RL Worth & Associates

Committees

Development Committee

J.B. Richter

Chair

Corporate Membership

Marshall V. Davidson, Jr., SIOR, CCIM

Avison Young

Robert M. Barnett

Cavazos, & Newton, LLP

Vice Chair

Finance Committee

Glenn-Thomas

W. Glenn Thomas

Frost National Bank

Vice Chair

General Membership

J.B. Richter

JBR Holdings, LLC

Vice Chair

Evangelina ‘Vangie’ Flores

Rofo’s Inc

Vice Chair

James Andrews

Overland Partners

Vice Chair

International Citizen Benefit

Don Frost

Frost Capital Markets

Vice Chair

Small Business Membership

Alfonso-Tomita

Alfonso Tomita

Sushi Zushi of Texas

Vice Chair

Education Committee

Henry E. Sauvignet

Chair

Scholarship Program

Henry E. Sauvignet

International Bank of Commerce

Vice Chair

Governance Committee

Board Engagement

Benjamin A. Montanez

Norton Rose Fulbright

Vice Chair

Board Retention

Pat LeMay Burr, Ph.D.

University of the Incarnate Word

Vice Chair

Nominating Committee

Gregg E. Muenster, Ph.D.

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

Pat LeMay Burr, Ph.D.

University of the Incarnate Word

Vice Chair

Major Programs

Shahrzad (Sherry) Dowlatshahi

City of San Antonio

Vice Chair

Young Professionals

Jesse S. Lotay

Jackson Walker LLP

Vice Chair

Technology Committee

Marketing Committee

Cristina Peña Walls

H-E-B Grocery Procurement

Vice Chair