About

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.

Council Bylaws

Most recent bylaws can be reviewed here. World Affairs ByLaws

Board Members

Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D.
President, Trinity University
James Andrews
James Andrews
Overland Partners
Ambassador Cresencio Arcos
International Consultant
Robert M. Barnett
Cavazos, & Newton, LLP
Lisa Blonkvist
Morgan Stanley
John “JJ” Casey
Conduent
Julian Castro
Peter Cavazos
Prashanth Chandrasekar
Rackspace
T. Ruth Chang
The Honorable Lila Cockrell
Former Mayor, City of San Antonio
A.B. Cruz III
Marshall V. Davidson Jr.
Avison Young
Miguel E. Dilley
Dilley Law Firm PLLC
Gloria Steves Dilley
Steves and Sons, Inc.
Shahrzad (Sherry) Dowlatshahi
City of San Antonio
Rob Finney
Mike Flores, Ph.D.
Alamo Colleges
Lukin T. Gilliland, Jr.
Incyte Venture Partners, LLC
Brandon Grossman
BG Group LLC
The Honorable Phil Hardberger
Dykema Cox Smith
Byron C. Hepburn, Maj. Gen, USAF Ret, MD
Military Health Institute, UT Health San Antonio
Patrick J. Kennedy Jr.
Kennedy Sutherland LLP
Kathleen Tobin Krueger
Hope Hospice
Carolyn Labbatt
Computer Solutions
Elizabeth Lorenz
Ambassador Reyna Torres Medivil
Mexican Consulate General in San Antonio
Benjamin A. Montanez
Norton Rose Fulbright
Shokare Nakpodia
The Mighty Group
The Hon. Ron Nirenberg
Mayor, City of San Antonio
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
Lillian Riojas
Valero
Robert Rohlfs
Whataburger
Ricardo Romo, Ph.D.
Daniela Serna
Pam Shaw
H-E-B
Cynthia-Teniente-Matson
Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University- San Antonio
W. Glenn Thomas
Frost National Bank
Karen Thompson
NuStar Energy, LP
Kristin Tips

Committees

Board Engagement

Peggy Pace

Chair

Education Committee

Cristina Peña Walls

Chair

Governance Committee

Sasha Begum

Chair

International Citizen Dinner

Peggy Pace

Chair

Marketing Committee

Timothy S. Martin, Ph.D.

Chair

Membership

James Andrews

James Andrews

Chair

Nominating Committee

Nicolas Hollis

Chair

Program Committee

Benjamin A. Montanez

Chair

Secretary

Jesse S. Lotay

Chair

Treasurer

T. Ruth Chang

Chair

Young Professionals

Jesse S. Lotay

Chair