Officers & Executive Committee

The SAMCo Executive Committee is a 25 voting member body with 10 slots reserved for public sector representatives and 9 slots for private sector representatives. For the private sector members, a Nominations Committee forwards a slate of names to the Board of Directors for nomination to the Executive Committee. Public members of the Executive Committee are named by the presiding officer of the appointing local government body, i.e. the City Council, Commissioners Court, MPO Policy Board, Alamo RMA, and VIA. The Board of Directors elects the SAMCo officers. Members serve two-year terms.

For an Organizational chart of existing Executive Committee members and terms of office, please click here.


2020 Chair, Jonathan Gurwitz

Vice President, KGBTexas Communications

2020 Chair Elect, Al Arreola, Jr.

President & CEO, South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

2020 Vice-Chair, Tara Snowden

Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, Zachry Corporation

2020 Treasurer, Diane Rath

Executive Director, Alamo Area Council of Governments

2020 Secretary, Cristina Aldrete

President & CEO, North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

2020 Immediate Past Chair, Representative Ray Lopez

Texas House of Representatives, District 125

Executive Committee

Representative Ina Minjarez, Texas House of Representatives District 124

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff

Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff

The City of San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg

The City of San Antonio Councilwoman Ana Sandoval

President & CEO, VIA Metropolitan Transit

Adam Blanchard
Co-owner and Manager, Double Diamond Transport

Julie Brown
Senior Project Manager, Brown & Gay

Jim Campbell
Community Representative, City of San Antonio

Phil Crane
Representative, Real Estate Council of S.A. (Principal, Providence Commercial Real Estate Services)

Bernardo de la Garza
Vice President, IBC Bank

Juan Antonio Flores
Executive Vice President of Government Affairs, Port San Antonio

Renee Green
Director of Public Works, Bexar County

Cynthia Hernandez
Vice President-Transportation, HDR Engineering

William Long
Strategic Communications Manager, Civil Engineering Consultants

Michael Lynd
Chairman, Alamo RMA Board of Trustees

Derek Naiser
Vice President, LNV Engineering

Richard Perez
President & CEO, The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Art Reinhardt
Transportation Planning Assistant Director, City of San Antonio Transportation & Capital Improvement

Sophie Torres
Vice President of Government Affairs, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Kristi Villanueva
President & CEO, West San Antonio Chamber

Jeff Webster
Vice President, Jacobs