Leadership Team

Jim Perschbachmail link

President & CEO

Perschbach joined the Port in 2014 as the organization’s Executive Vice President of Business Development—leading a team that provides strategic support to grow advanced industries on the 1,900-acre campus, including aerospace, cybersecurity, defense, manufacturing and global logistics.

He assumed the role of President & CEO in June 2018.

Previously, he worked as an attorney in private practice with one of the nation’s largest law firms. There he counseled clients in industries including aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and advanced manufacturing.

He is a past chair of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Aerospace Committee and the Alamo Academies—a nationally-renowned program within Alamo Colleges that has prepared hundreds of young people for careers in aerospace, cybersecurity, manufacturing and other advanced fields. He is also past chair of Alamo Colleges’ Scobee Education Center / Challenger Learning Center.

Perschbach holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from The George Washington University and earned his law degree from The University of Houston Law Center

Adrienne Cox, RPA, CPMmail link

Chief Operating Officer, Senior VICE PRESIDENT

A real estate professional with more than 25 years of experience managing large commercial properties, Cox has led a multi-disciplinary team that oversees nearly 13 million square feet of specialized commercial facilities at Port San Antonio since 2013.

Cox specializes in property management, acquisitions and dispositions, asset management, and construction management. She is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and has previously served as treasurer and president of the local chapter. In 2015 she received her Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from BOMA and is pursuing a Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation in 2018.

During her career, she has been part of teams who won several BOMA Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards for excellence in property management, including San Antonio’s McAllister Plaza, the Pyramid Building and Nowlin Tower.

Among her civic activities, Cox is lending her professional expertise as a member of the Long Range Property Planning Committee on behalf of the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.

Cox holds BA degree in biology from St. Mary’s University. Most recently, she was a member of Leadership San Antonio’s class of 2017.

Rick Crider, A.A.E.mail link

Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives/Airport

Crider has an extensive airport management background-starting his career as a flight instructor and working in key operations and executive capacities at passenger and industrial airports in Ohio, California, Florida and Texas.

He is an Accredited Airport Executive and the President of the South Central American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) chapter, with experience serving on a number of airport association and advisory boards. Among his previous positions, he served as Director of Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, and Chief Executive Officer/Director of Aviation of the Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority in Gainesville, Florida.

Immediately prior to coming to Port San Antonio Crider was Vice President of Airport Development and Management Services at RW Armstrong in Austin, Texas—a firm specializing in aviation consulting for customers in the southwestern U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America.

Pat Cruzen, CPAmail link

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Cruzen brings over 20 years of executive-level financial expertise to the Port, which he joined in 2013. In his role he oversees the Port’s budgeting, audit, accounting and human resources functions.

Previously he oversaw the finance operations of several national and international organizations, including those in commercial/residential real estate development, accounting, manufacturing and gaming in his native Las Vegas, Nevada. His past employers include Deloitte & Touche, Anchor Gaming, United Metal Technologies, MICE North America and American Nevada Holdings.

Cruzen earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Paco Felici mail link

Chief of Staff, Chief Communications Officer

Felici began his career at the Port in 2009, initially serving as communications manager and, subsequently, as VP of communications.

Previously he was communications director of the Nature Conservancy of Texas. Between 1993 and 2008 he served in numerous capacities at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, including as the agency’s deputy communications director between 2002 and 2008. He earned his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dan Ferris, CPAmail link

Chief Development Officer, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Ferris is a senior financial executive with over 20 years of commercial real estate experience. As the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Development Officer he oversees the organization’s real estate activities, including development and strategic land use planning of the 1,900-acre property. Ferris previously served as CFO of Port San Antonio between 2010 and 2017. Before arriving to the Port, he served in senior financial executive roles with Catellus Development Corporation and Trammell Crow Company as well two medium-sized privately-owned organizations.

Juan Antonio Floresmail link

Executive Vice President of Governmental Relations

Juan Antonio Flores is Executive Vice President for Government Affairs, leading Port San Antonio’ engagement with local, state and federal governments, and working to develop initiatives in advancement of the Port’s mission of infrastructure improvement, economic development and job creation.

Mr. Flores has over 25 years of experience in government relations and public affairs management, most recently having served as Director of Public Affairs for the North American Development Bank (NADB), a US-Mexico financial institution focused on developing infrastructure projects in the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ramon Floresmail link

Vice President of Real Estate Development

Prior to arriving at the Port, Flores served for six years as Executive Director of San Antonio’s Westside Development Corporation (WDC), overseeing economic development in a the large urban area west of downtown. He assisted in over $35 million in business investment that created 470 area jobs. Flores was also owner of real estate investment and consulting firm Flores Holdings LLC, which focused on real estate transactions for Texas municipalities, private investors, developers and small businesses. Flores’ experience also includes nine years of service in numerous capacities for Fannie Mae in Dallas and San Antonio, including public affairs, account management and as a community development manager and underwriter.

Marcel Johnson, mail link

Vice President of Business Development

Johnson has been part of the Port’s team since 2010, where he works with numerous community partners to help attract and grow new industries at the 1,900-acre industrial park. He also supports the organization’s existing aerospace, logistics and manufacturing customers in the pursuit of new business opportunities. His previous experience includes over 10 years of service at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, where he was also the organization’s Vice President for Economic Development. He holds a BA from the University of the Incarnate Word and an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Caroline Diazmail link

Chief Administrative Officer
Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors

Diaz joined Port San Antonio in 2011 as Administrative Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer and subsequently promoted to Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. She also serves as the Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors and is a member of the Authority’s Executive Leadership Team. Prior to her career at the Port, she provided executive assistant support at several area banking institutions. She is a member of Executive Women International.