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Leadership Team

Jim Perschbach mail link

President & CEO

Perschbach joined the Port in 2014—leading a team that provides strategic support to grow advanced industries on the 1,900-acre technology innovation campus, including aerospace, cybersecurity, defense, manufacturing and global trade. The Port is one of South Texas’ fastest-growing economic engines—home to over 80 tenant customers and their almost 16,000 employees, which generate a regional economic impact of over $5.6 billion annually.

Previously, he worked as an attorney in private practice with one of the nation’s largest law firms, where he counseled clients in sectors that include aerospace and advanced manufacturing.

In addition to his work at the Port, Perschbach serves his community in other leadership roles. He is a past chair of both the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Aerospace Committee and Alamo Colleges’ Scobee Education Center / Challenger Learning Center. Currently, he serves on the boards of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and Our Lady of the Lake University.

In 2018 he was appointed Honorary Commander of the 502nd Airbase Wing / Joint Base San Antonio. He has also been named by the Business Journals as one of the country’s top 100 executives to watch in 2019.

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.

Curtis Caseymail link

VP Strategic Design Development & Portfolio Management

For over a decade, Casey has served in numerous key roles at the Port, including as a financial analyst and as director of finance and asset management. In his current position he oversees leasing activities for one of the region’s largest commercial / industrial portfolios and supports ongoing near- and long-term strategic development of the Port campus.

In a career spanning nearly two decades as a real estate professional, Casey’s past employment includes work in financial analysis, brokerage, development, and land acquisition.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Planning and Development from the University of Southern California.

Adrienne Cox, RPAmail link

Chief Operating Officer

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 asset management, acquisitions and dispositions, property management, and construction management. She is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), having won Building Manager of the Year in 2010 and having previously served as treasurer and two-term president of the local chapter. In 2015 she received her Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from BOMA.

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 SWBC 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. She is also a former Board Member for the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and the current Secretary for the San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce and an inductee into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame for her contributions in Business & Finance.

Cox holds a BA degree in biology from St. Mary’s University. Most recently, she was a member of Leadership San Antonio’s Class 42.

Rick Crider, A.A.E.mail link

Executive Vice President, Airport/Railport & Military Relations

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.

Caroline Diazmail link

VICE PRESIDENT SHARED SERVICES, ASSISTANT SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Diaz is the Vice President of Shared Services and joined Port San Antonio in 2011. She oversees Board related functions and the Port’s shared services, including Information Services and Information Technology.  She also serves as the Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Business Management and is a member of Executive Women International.

 

Paco Felicimail 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.

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

SVP Strategic Design Development Construction & Delivery

Flores joined the Port in 2013 and leads the design, construction and delivery of new real estate developments and facilities throughout the 1,900-acre campus. His team oversees land development, project and construction management, utilities and infrastructure.

He has over 25 years of experience in real estate, finance and economic development. Previously, Flores was the Director of San Antonio’s Westside Development Corporation (WDC, now known as Prosper West) and oversaw his own real estate investment and consulting business. Prior to that, he worked for Fannie Mae in numerous capacities in Dallas and San Antonio.

Flores currently serves as a Director of the Texas Lyceum and was a member of the Leadership San Antonio Class 39.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

Will Garrettmail link

Vice President Talent & Technology Development & Integration

Garrett is a leading advocate supporting the strategic growth of the cybersecurity ecosystem at the Port and throughout San Antonio—connecting and helping advance the growth plans of employers, educators, the public sector and other key cyber industry stakeholders.

He joined the Port in 2019 after a 12-year career with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. During the last four years of his tenure at the Chamber he was Executive Director of the organization’s CyberSecurity San Antonio—a program focused on accelerating the growth of the cyber sector in the region.

While at the Chamber Garrett also led the Economic Development Department and oversaw several federal and state advocacy efforts and supported several of the region’s large military missions.

He’s also co-founder of the Build Sec Foundry—an incubator for the development of new cybersecurity products and technology.

Garrett received his undergraduate degree in communications and international studies from  Texas Lutheran University (TLU) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Marcel Johnsonmail link

Sr. Vice President, Talent & Technology Scouting & Identification 

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.

Abigail Ottmersmail link

Chief Legal Officer

Ottmers joined the Port in 2021 as Chief Legal Officer. Previously, she served in several leadership roles with a municipal electric utility and practiced law at Haynes and Boone, LLP, where she focused on business restructuring and financial transactions. She also served as the Briefing Attorney for the Hon. Ronald B. King, United States Bankruptcy Judge. 

Ottmers supports the community through various leadership roles and currently serves on the board of City Year San Antonio. She is the past board chair for the Montessori School of San Antonio and also served on the boards for the Federal Bar Association San Antonio Chapter, MoneyWise, and the San Antonio Public Library Foundation.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from St. Mary’s University School of Law.  She is a graduate of the North San Antonio Chamber Leadership Lab, Leadership Texas, and the Rice University Executive Education Advanced Development program.