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

Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D.
President, Trinity University
James Andrews
James Andrews
Overland Partners
Ambassador Cresencio Arcos
International Consultant
Iñigo Arzac
Arzac Imports
Robert M. Barnett
Cavazos, & Newton, LLP
Julian Castro
The Honorable Lila Cockrell
Former Mayor, City of San Antonio
Ambassador James F. Creagan
St. Mary's University
Marshall V. Davidson Jr.
Avison Young
Patricia Diaz Dennis
AT&T
Miguel E. Dilley
Dilley Law Firm PLLC
Shahrzad (Sherry) Dowlatshahi
City of San Antonio
Patrick J. Kennedy Jr.
Kennedy Sutherland LLP
Kathleen Kreuger
Hope Hospice
Carolyn Labbatt
Computer Solutions
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
Ambassador Reyna Torres Medivil
Mexican Consulate General in San Antonio
Benjamin A. Montanez
Norton Rose Fulbright
Shokare Nakpodia
The Mighty Group
Gregg E. Muenster, Ph.D.
Bank of America/US Trust
Teresa Nino
The Hon. Ron Nirenberg
Mayor, City of San Antonio
Eduardo Parra, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
Parra & Co., LLC
Manuel Pelaez-Prada
City Councilman, District 8
Bill-Rasco
Bill Rasco, Col., USAF, MSC (Ret.)
American Hospital Association
J.B. Richter
JBR Holdings, LLC
Lillian Riojas
Valero
Chad D. Taylor
Chad Taylor Luxury
Cynthia-Teniente-Matson
Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University- San Antonio
Karen Thompson
NuStar Energy, LP
Patrick B. Tobin
Jackson Walker LLP
Robert Clinton Worth
RL Worth & Associates

Committees

Board Engagement

Patricia Diaz Dennis

Chair

Education Committee

Brandon Grossman

Chair

Governance Committee

Tony Trevino

Tony Trevino

Chair

Marketing Committee

Timothy S. Martin, Ph.D.

Chair

Membership

Robert M. Barnett

Chair

Nominating Committee

Iñigo Arzac

Chair

Program Committee

Benjamin A. Montanez

Chair

Secretary

Tony Trevino

Tony Trevino

Chair

Treasurer

Chad D. Taylor

Chair

Young Professionals

Jesse S. Lotay

Chair