Garcia is a Managing Partner of Bracewell LLP’s San Antonio office, where she specializes in labor & employment law and immigration. Garcia also serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Public Radio, the Board of Trustees for the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, the Board of Directors for the Free Trade Alliance San Antonio and the Western District of Texas Admissions and Disciplinary Committee.
Garcia holds a law degree and Master’s of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Landa has more than 35 years of experience in journalism, television and community work. His extensive media experience includes work as a photojournalist, editor, writer, producer, news anchor, assignments editor and news director. He has also authored hundreds of opinion pieces for the San Antonio Express-News as well as the newspaper''s Spanish-language weekly, Conexión. Landa''s television experience includes working for CBS, Univisión and Telemundo affiliates.
He also served as the Central Region Director for the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project and as Policy Director at its sister organization, the William C. Velásquez Institute.
He is presently the Editor/Founder of NewsTaco, an online curated news service, as well as the Latino daily, a bi-weekly email newsletter, and is host of the Dieciocho Podcast.
Solis is a Vice President for BB&T, specializing in work with small businesses. He has also had extensive professional experience as an advertising executive, specializing in marketing to the Hispanic community.
His public service career began as District 5 Councilmember for the City of San Antonio in 1992, a position he held five years. In 1999 he was elected as Texas State Representative for District 124, serving one term.
Solis’ public sector experience also includes serving as a tri-chair of the Initial Base Adjustment Strategy Committee (IBASC), formed in 1995 to develop a community response plan as Kelly Air Force Base began closure and ownership of the large property transitioned to the redevelopment organization that is today Port San Antonio.
Solis is a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Sam Houston State University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government-Senior Executive Program at Harvard University.
Currently, Solis is also a board member of Southside First, Launch SA, Workforce Solutions Alamo and Sam Houston State University Alumni board of Directors.
He is married to Maria Z. Solis and has 19 year old twins Zoraida and Francisco.
Bill Mock is the new Board Treasurer.
Mock has held key leadership positions over a career spanning the military and public sectors.
In 2015 he retired from the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. During his 21-year tenure with the organization, he held the positions of executive Vice President, Director of Military Affairs, Vice President of Small Business/Area Business Councils, Vice President of Economic Development and Vice President of Membership. He led important civic and business initiatives on behalf of the chamber, including the creation of BioMed SA and Pathways to a Great City. He also played a key role in efforts that brought the 24th Air Force to San Antonio.
Prior to his career with the Chamber, Mock served in the U.S Air Force for 30 years retiring with the rank of Colonel. He maintains organizational ties with the Department of Defense, including a four-year tour as the Honorary Commander of the 67th Cyber Wing and a four-year tour with the Air Force Space Command''s Commanders Advisory Group at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado—parent command of 24th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
Mock currently serves as a member of the Air Combat Command Commanders Advisory Group at Langley Air Force Base—parent command of 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland—and as Honorary Commander of 25th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
Mock is also a current board member of the Military and Veteran Community Collaborative (MVCC), a local nonprofit providing support to organizations and agencies serving military personnel, veterans and their family members in the San Antonio region.
Alderete attended San Antonio College and Trinity University. She began her 35-year health care career at Christus Santa Rosa and obtained her certification from the Texas Home and Community Support Service Agency (HCSSA) as a Home Health Care Administrator.
She also hosts Catholic Television of San Antonio’s (CTSA Channel 15) show "Today’s Ministries," highlighting ministry-based programs in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
After her retirement in 2014 she became a small business owner—of the Rose Boutique Florist. The floral company that is affiliated with FTD and serves all of Bexar County.
Alderete chaired the 2000 Census Complete Count Committee and the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women on behalf of former San Antonio Mayor Ed Garza. In 2012 she was appointed by Mayor Julián Castro as co-chair of the 2012 Proposed Bond Committee on Streets, Bridges and Sidewalks. Currently she serves on the City of San Antonio’s 2017 Drainage & Flood Control Community Bond Committee. Alderete also served on the Blue Ribbon 2017 bond committee for the San Antonio Independent School District—a measure that was approved by voters in the November 2017 election.
She is also the former President of the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and continues to serve on the organization’s board of directors. Likewise, she was former chair and continues to serve on the board of OASIS—a national organization that promotes successful aging through lifelong learning, health programs and volunteer engagement.
She previously served as board chair of SAMM Ministries, where she oversaw the acquisition and development of a transitional shelter for homeless families.
Currently she serves on the board of the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC). The organization recently became affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Her other current board positions include The Heritage at Westover Hills—an assisted living and memory care center—as well as Las Misiones—the organization that helps restore the San Antonio missions, which have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
She is married to Joe V. Alderete, Jr. The couple has five children—Claudette, Clarissa (deceased), Joe III, Carina and Marina—as well as five grandsons and a granddaughter.
Anguiano is CEO of Drew Advertising. With more than 15 years’ experience in the communications and advertising industry, he has supported numerous private, public and non-profit organizations in the region.
In 2008, he managed the design and creation of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Visitor and Education Center in Texas—an experiential exhibit communicating the history, manufacturing process and involvement of the company. Anguiano also works with international companies seeking to enter the U.S. market, leading the development of market research and entry strategies. He has served on numerous boards and organizations, including local chambers of commerce, neighborhood groups, the City of San Antonio’s Cultural Arts Board and the Zoning Commission.
Anguiano is a lifetime resident of San Antonio and a 2002 graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos.
Mayes, and attorney, has served as Chief of Staff for Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff since 2016. He also teaches law and public policy courses at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
His legal career includes working as both assistant city attorney and deputy general counsel for several South Texas communities. He previously focused on regulatory and legislative affairs for a regional engineering firm.
Mayes’ public-sector experience also includes serving as Chief of Staff to former District 8 San Antonio City Councilman Ron Nirenberg—now Mayor of San Antonio. Some of the issues Mayes helped spearhead for District 8 were the prioritization of 2017 bond projects, the renewal of the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program and the development of a citywide digital infrastructure initiative.
Nava is a trial attorney with broad experience representing individuals and companies in first- and third-party insurance matters, employment disputes, construction disputes, and tort and business litigation. He began his practice at Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc. and is now a partner with the law firm of Allan, Nava, Glander & Holland, PLLC.
Nava’s non-profit board service includes the Historic Design Review Commission from 2006 to 2009; Alamo Workforce Solutions from 2012 to 2015; and United Communities of San Antonio from 2009 to the present. In 2011, then-Mayor Julián Castro appointed Nava to serve as a co-chair of the Parks Committee for the City of San Antonio’s 2012-2017 Bond Program.
He is also a current or past member of several organizations, including the William S. Sessions American Inn of Court; State Bar of Texas; San Antonio Bar Association; San Antonio Young Lawyers Association; and the Federal Bar Association.
Nava earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and History in 1999 from West Texas A&M University, where he was also a member of the school’s baseball team. He received his J.D. from the St. Mary’s School of Law in 2004. He is admitted to the State Bar of Texas and the United States District Court, Western District of Texas. Nava is also fluent in Spanish.
In his free time Nava enjoys spending time with his wife Brenna, also an attorney, who works for Rackspace Hosting, Inc. and their three young children—Isabella, Cydney and Joseph.
Weingart is founder, President and CEO of The Alisam Group, LLC—a multi-national logistics and sales company. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, including a career at The Coca-Cola Company, where he managed key international accounts. He holds a Master’s of International Management degree from the American Graduate School of International Business, Thunderbird Campus, and earned his undergraduate degree in history from The University of Texas at Austin.
Following several years practicing with one of the state’s largest law firms, he launched Whyte PLLC in 2016. His legal specialties include employment, energy, banking and insurance matters. He represents small and large business clients in state and federal courts throughout Texas and is also licensed in Colorado. Whyte has frequently been cited by Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines as one of the region’s top-rated legal professionals.
Whyte has held several leadership positions within his profession and in his service to San Antonio. He was the 2009 board president for the Defense Counsel of San Antonio and is a fellow of the San Antonio Bar Association. Past board positions include the Faith Family Clinic, from 2013 to 2015, and the Valero Alamo Bowl Committee, in which he participated from 2012 to 2015.
He holds an undergraduate degree in business from Wake Forest University and a law degree with honors from St. Mary’s University. He is also a 2015 graduate of the Leadership San Antonio executive development program.
Mower has extensive experience in leading efforts to attract and grow multi-million dollar industrial and advanced technology projects in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S.
Before arriving to Port San Antonio in 2014, Mower served as President and CEO of the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation (CCRED)-the leading economic development organization in the Texas Coastal Bend Region. Under Mower’s guidance, CCRED assisted in attracting $4.6 billion in business investment to the Corpus Christi region during his tenure, creating and retaining over 8,500 area jobs in the process. See full bio.