Minnie Abrego-Sanchez is the newest member of the Port’s Board of Directors.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – The Port San Antonio Board of Directors continues to add seasoned professionals from throughout the community to its ranks. The Board oversees the organization’s strategic vision—important plans to grow as a center of technology where key employers in the region, particularly in the aerospace, cybersecurity, defense and applied technology sectors, continue to grow—creating over 2,000 advanced technology jobs on the campus in the last 18 months.
The 11-member Board is appointed by the San Antonio City Council.
Minnie Abrego-Sanchez, a retired educator and legislative executive who has held various staff positions for former State Senator Leticia Van de Putte and current State Senator José Menendez, is the new appointee of San Antonio District 10 City Councilman Clayton Perry.
“My colleagues’ diverse backgrounds are essential in advancing the Port’s mission as a place for building futures,” said Board Chair Chris Alderete. “The addition of Minnie—a deep-rooted San Antonian who brings many years of educational and public-sector service to our board—will greatly benefit us as we move into the next phase of growing industries and creating great jobs for the region.”
“With her unparalleled background and strong local roots, Minnie is an ideal choice in helping to steer one of the region’s biggest economic engines,” said Councilman Perry. “Minnie’s history of service to the San Antonio community, her deep understanding of the Port’s legacy and her ability to think and act strategically, will contribute to important growth on the Port’s vast campus as it advances important industry sectors, attracts new opportunities and creates a wealth of great jobs for the region.”
“I have been involved in the San Antonio community my entire life,” explains Abrego-Sanchez. “As an educator, I knew that whatever occurred in the community affected my students and their families. As a member of various professional organizations, non-profit boards and county boards and commissions, I strived to make sure that all efforts were for the betterment of families and the economic development of San Antonio.”
Abrego-Sanchez’s career spans nearly 30 years in education as a teacher and administrator with the Edgewood and San Antonio independent school districts. After retirement she joined the staff at the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel—part of the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD). During that time she represented employees’ interests in school board meetings and advocated for policies favorable to students and employees.
Upon her retirement from the education field, Abrego-Sanchez undertook roles as a community outreach director and district director for Texas State Senators Leticia Van de Putte and José Menendez. Currently, Abrego-Sanchez serves as an associate consultant for Andrade-Van de Putte and Associates.
She has also worked extensively as a community volunteer, including as past president of the Bexar County Democratic Women, San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and the Mexican-American Business and Professional Women’s Club—the latter where she established the first local and statewide leadership program for professional Texas women.
Abrego-Sanchez holds an undergraduate degree in education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a master’s degree in educational administration from Trinity University.