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

James Andrews
James Andrews
Overland Partners
Ambassador Cresencio Arcos
International Consultant
Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D.
President, Trinity University
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.
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
Evangelina ‘Vangie’ Flores
Rofo’s Inc
Byron C. Hepburn, Maj. Gen, USAF Ret, MD
Military Health Institute, UT Health San Antonio
Nicolas Hollis
Coherent Cyber
Patrick J. Kennedy Jr.
Kennedy Sutherland LLP
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
Chad D. Taylor
Chad Taylor Luxury
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
Patrick B. Tobin
Jackson Walker LLP
Alfonso-Tomita
Alfonso Tomita
Sushi Zushi of Texas
Robert Clinton Worth
RL Worth & Associates

Committees

Academic WorldQuest

Cristina Peña Walls

Chair

Board Engagement

Patricia Diaz Dennis

Chair

Corporate Membership

Robert M. Barnett

Chair

Diplomatic Liaison

Ambassador James F. Creagan

Chair

Education Committee

Henry E. Sauvignet

Chair

General Membership

James Andrews

James Andrews

Chair

Governance Committee

Tony Trevino

Tony Trevino

Chair

International Citizen Dinner

Gloria Steves Dilley

Chair

International Travel

Manuel Pelaez-Prada

Chair

Leadership Retention

Harriett Romo, Ph.D.

Chair

Marketing Committee

Francisco A. Gónima

Chair

Marshall Fellows

Eduardo Parra, P.E., LEED AP BD+C

Chair

Program Committee

Benjamin A. Montanez

Chair

Secretary

Nancy Taylor Shivers

Chair

Treasurer

W. Glenn Thomas

Chair

Young Professionals

Jesse S. Lotay

Chair