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Board of Directors

Margaret Wilson-Anaglia

Margaret Wilson-Anaglia - Chair

Appointed by District 2
Member since 2018
Served as Secretary from 2020 to 2022

A San Antonio native with deep community roots, in 2023 Wilson-Anaglia became the first African-American woman Port Board Chair. She’s a seasoned entrepreneur and small business advocate with 30-plus years honing her acumen.

She currently works to empower entrepreneurship in SA as Director of LiftFund’s Women’s Business Center. She’s also founder of Al's Gourmet Nuts—a food products firm she launched in 2000. She’s held past leadership roles in the City’s Economic Development Department and Travelers Insurance.

Wilson-Anaglia’s past board service includes Trinity University’s Venture Mentorship program, Bexar County’s SMWBE Advisory Committee, Brooks Development Authority Board and Pearl Farmers Market Board.

Among her distinctions, she was keynote at the Governor’s 2018 Small Business Forum and recipient of the 20x20 ACCION Texas Award, the National Association of Women Business Owners’  Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for Innovation, and SABJ’s 2007 Women’s Leadership / Family Business Award.  

Anaglia holds a Master of Arts degree from Trinity University and a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of the Incarnate Word.

She and her husband Albert are parents to two awesome boys—Joseph and Paul.

Alberto "Beto" Altamirano

Alberto "Beto" Altamirano - Vice Chair

Appointed by District 1
Member since 2021

Altamirano is the CEO & Co-founder of Irys, a company building AI-driven tools that engage communities to bring real-time visibility and data analytics to urban stakeholders. his interest in public policy has led him to work at the Texas House of Representatives, United States Senate, White House - United States Trade Representative and the Alamo Area MPO.

Altamirano’s involvement in public policy was recognized by the Aspen Institute Latinos & Society and the Center for Urban Innovation, where he served as a scholar, co-authoring reports highlighting the Millennial civic potential. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Grant, a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur list maker, World Economic Forum Global Shaper and an American Express-Ashoka Emerging Innovator.

In 2022, he was appointed as a Member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's Task Force on Digitalization in Energy, representing the United States.

Altamirano holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he served as a U.S Latino Leadership Fellow at the Harvard Center for Public Leadership and as a Cheng Fellow at the Harvard Social Innovation and Change Initiative Center.

Bill Mock

Bill Mock - Secretary

Appointed by District 9
Member since 2016
Served as Treasurer from 2018 to 2022

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. Following retirement, he maintained 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 also served as a member of the Air Combat Command Commanders Advisory Group at Langley Air Force Base—parent command of 16th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland—and as Honorary Commander of 25th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

MINNIE ABREGO-SANCHEZ

MINNIE ABREGO-SANCHEZ - Treasurer

Appointed by District 10
Member since 2019
 

Following a career in education spanning nearly 30 years as a teacher and administrator with the Edgewood and San Antonio independent school districts, Abrego-Sanchez joined the staff at the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel—part of the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD).

She subsequently served as community outreach director and district director for Texas State Senators Leticia Van de Putte and José Menendez. Currently, Abrego-Sanchez is an associate consultant for Andrade-Van de Putte and Associates.

She also volunteers extensively for her community, 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.

Bradley Carson

Bradley Carson

Appointed by District 6
Member since 2019

District 6 appointee Brad Carson is an attorney with longstanding experience in San Antonio’s business community. He is a founding partner of Kruger Carson PLLC, a full-service commercial real estate and business law firm. His areas of practice include capital transactions, commercial real estate development and operations, finance, renewable energy, and general business transactions. Carson has been active in helping to shape the city’s future and has previously served as a member of the city’s Planning Commission.

Carson is an active member in several professional and community associations, including the Real Estate Council of San Antonio, which he serves as an officer, the Urban Land Institute, CCIM, the Downtown Alliance of San Antonio, and the U.S. Green Building Council. He has also been a guest lecturer for multiple courses within UTSA’s Real Estate Finance and Development Program and other programs hosted by the Texas Bar.

He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and earned his law degree from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Herbert Law Center.

Andy Castillo

Andy Castillo

APPOINTED BY DISTRICT 5
MEMBER SINCE 2022

Castillo has lived in the Quintana Community adjacent to the Port for over a decade, where he has served in numerous capacities on behalf of his neighborhood association, including as president.

Over the years, he has worked closely with Port team members on various shared efforts, including supporting funding for infrastructure projects that benefit both Quintana residents and ongoing job growth at the Port. He has also helped connect families with educational programs offered by the Port-based San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT).

Castillo is an architectural designer and a registered accessibility specialist. He holds an undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and currently works for Ford, Powell & Carson Architects, with experience on a wide range of projects.

He is also a member of CPS Energy’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee, the CPS Energy Rate Advisory Committee, the City of San Antonio’s Disability Access Advisory Committee, and the Southside First Economic Development Council Board of Directors.

Victoria M. Garcia

Victoria M. Garcia

Appointed by District 4
Member since 2009
Served as Secretary/Treasurer in 2012, Vice-Chair in 2016 and Chair in 2017-18

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 and the Board of Directors for 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.

 

Jamie Kowalski

Jamie Kowalski

APPOINTED BY DISTRICT 8
MEMBER SINCE 2022

Kowalski serves as the Vice President of Corporate Relations for The RK Group, a business established by her family in 1946 that is a leading national venue management, culinary and hospitality services firm. Through the RK Cares initiative, she spearheads the firm's corporate philanthropy efforts to combat food insecurity locally and nationally.

Previously, she was an educator — teaching middle school reading and writing at the La Vernia and North East independent school districts, where she also coached several of her school’s sports teams. 

Kowalski's volunteer roles include serving as a former tri-chair for the City of San Antonio's 2022 Municipal Bond Program. She is currently a board member for the Mays Cancer Center, San Antonio Public Library Foundation, Social Venture Partners, Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Kowalski is also on the advisory committees serving UTSA Libraries, JBSA Alliance, The DoSeum, Greater: SATX and the San Antonio Regional Education Forum.

Alex Nava

Alex Nava

Appointed by the Mayor
Member since 2006
Served as Chair in 2014 and Vice-Chair from 2012 to 2013

During his fifteen plus years of practice, first at Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc. and then as a Member of Nava & Glander PLLC, Nava has focused on representing individuals and companies in first and third-party insurance matters, employment disputes, construction disputes, and tort and business disputes and litigation. 

Born and raised in San Antonio, Nava attended grade school at Holy Spirit Catholic School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1995. After high school, Nava played baseball for and received a B.A. in English and History from West Texas A&M University, in Canyon, Texas, in 1999. In 2004, Nava received a J.D. from St. Mary’s School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas. Nava is licensed to practice law in Texas state courts, and in the federal courts of the Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Nava’s non-profit board service includes: Historic Design Review Commission, 2006 - 2009; Alamo Workforce Solutions Board, 2012 - 2015; and United Communities of San Antonio, 2009 - 2019. In addition, since 2006, Nava has served as a board member at Port San Antonio, where is currently the vice chair of the board of directors. In 2011, Mayor Julian Castro appointed Nava to serve as a co-chair of the Parks Committee for the City of San Antonio 2012 – 2017 Bond Program. Nava is or has been in the past a member of the following organizations: William S. Sessions American Inn of Court; State Bar of Texas; San Antonio Bar Association; San Antonio Young Lawyers Association; the Federal Bar Association; and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. 

Away from the office, Nava enjoys spending time with his wife, Brenna, who is also an attorney working for Rackspace Hosting, Inc., and their three young children—Isabella, Cydney and Joseph.

Jerry Porras

Jerry Porras

Appointed by District 7
Member since 2023

For more than 30 years, Porras has been an educator in the San Antonio community and is currently a music teacher for the Somerset ISD, where he is the director for the junior high school mariachi band.

He is also a Realtor specializing in residential properties.

Porras holds an undergraduate degree in music education from Texas A&M-Kingsville and a Masters of Business Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU).