Board of Directors

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Renee Flores

Renee Flores - Board Chair

Renee Flores is Regional Vice President, External Affairs within the AT&T External and Legislative Affairs organization. Flores currently has regional, state and municipal responsibility for legislative advocacy and third-party constituencies in the local San Antonio area, central Texas and Panhandle.

Since her employment with AT&T in 1997, Flores has contributed to the company in many capacities. In her prior role, Flores had Public Affairs responsibility for headquarters operations and chief of staff functions. Under her leadership, AT&T has achieved telecom legislative and regulatory reform in multiple states by reaching and working with various key audiences. Flores led a team of project managers to develop and implement network planning for the company to bring high-quality video service to customers. She has also been integral in boosting customer satisfaction metrics for the company, and enhancing AT&T's brand among labor, customers and vendors through improved service and relationships. She has made significant revenue contributions through increased sales and retention. Over the years, Flores has worked steadily up AT&T's career ladder, developing leadership and management skills in the company's financial, consumer and diversity-relations departments.

In her previous work, Flores marketed new product lines for a chemical company, successfully increasing its retail revenues. She has also enhanced marketing and sales operations in specialized service and logistics industries.

Flores received a Bachelor of Science in International Trade from Texas Tech
University, where she graduated Cum Laude.

Flores is a native Texan. She lives in San Antonio with her husband and two children.

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C. Mauli Agrawal, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Agrawal is the Interim Vice President of Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He holds the Peter Flawn Professorship in Biomedical Engineering. Prior to joining UTSA in 2003, he worked at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Before that he served on the faculty at Duke University. He obtained his Ph.D. from Duke University (1989), MS from Clemson University (1985) and a B. Tech. from IIT-Kanpur, India.

Prior to his latest appointment he served as the Dean for the College of Engineering at UTSA. During his eight year tenure as the dean, the College of Engineering experienced a 40-50% increase in both student enrollment and faculty size, and a 400% rise in research funding. In 2010, working closely with the City of San Antonio and Mayor Julian Castro, he was instrumental in establishing the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA which then received a $50m pledge of support from CPS Energy.

Dr. Agrawal has served on the editorial boards of various scientific journals including the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research (Applied Biomaterials), Tissue Engineering, Journal of System of Systems (IEEE), Journal of ASTM International, and the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Research Institute and as a member of Clemson University's College of Engineering Advisory Board. He also serves on the Boards of the following organizations in San Antonio: United Way's Masters Leadership Program, Alamo FIRST, Biomed SA, Texas Research Park Foundation, and the San Antonio Medical Foundation.

Dr. Agrawal's research specializes in the area of orthopedic and cardiovascular biomaterials/implants. During his professional career, Dr. Agrawal has been the recipient of several honors and awards, and has authored more than 300 scientific publications and 18 patents. His latest book, a textbook on biomaterials, was published in 2014. He was inducted as a Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE) by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE) in 2008. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and was elected the 2006
President of the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) – a worldwide organization. In
2013 he was awarded the Service Award by SFB.

Many of Dr. Agrawal's patents have been licensed to commercial entities. His bioengineering research group has been responsible for the launching of three companies in San Antonio. In 2007, he was awarded the Chancellor's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award from the University of Texas System, and the Healthcare Hero Award for biomedical research by the San Antonio Business Journal. He is the 2010 recipient of the Julio Palmaz award for Innovation in Healthcare. He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve (2008-2011) on the Advisory Board for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF). The $200 million ETF invests in start-up technology companies.

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Ed Barron

Ed Barron

Ed is one of the rare individuals that can say he was born and raised in San Antonio. A graduate of UTSA (1979), he entered the work force in public accounting. Barron quickly moved into private industry taking the controller position for a local homebuilder. Finally in 1986, he realized a lifetime goal of going into business for himself when he and his partner, Harris Connell, opened Connell-Barron Homes. They quickly became recognized as one of the leading homebuilding and residential land development companies in the city receiving numerous awards and recognitions. Barron and his partner sold their company in 2004 to public builder Lennar Homes.

Over the past 30 years Barron has served on various civic and community boards. Along with being the 2014/2015 MLP Alumni Chair, he currently is a member of the UTSA Real Estate Finance and Development Founder's Council and President of two Home Owner Associations.

Barron continues to be active in the real estate industry where he has many business and ranching interests.

Ed and his wife Debbie are blessed with 3 children, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and 2 beautiful grandchildren.

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Cathy Obriotti Green

Cathy Obriotti Green

Cathy retired as Vice President of External Affairs for Zachry Holdings, Inc. at the end of 2013. She worked with and for three generations of the Zachry family in the areas of government relations, media relations, community investment and philanthropy. Previously Green served as Vice President, Public Affairs at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.

Cathy is a member of the UTSA Development Board and Capital Campaign Committee. She continues service as a Trustee of the Zachry Foundation and is a Trustee of the Kym's Kids Fund, an affiliate of the San Antonio Area Foundation. Recently appointed to the statewide Higher Education Strategic Planning Committee by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Green also serves as a member of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, and Co- Chair of the Authors' venues for the San Antonio Book Festival. Volunteering with United Way continues as a priority.

Cathy's past service includes the board of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Greater Kelly Redevelopment Authority, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, United Way, KLRN and other organizations important to our community's quality of life. She is a past chair of the San Antonio Area Foundation, College for All Texans Foundation and the Texas Women's Alliance.

Cathy is a native of San Antonio and is a graduate of Texas Tech University.

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Linda Hardberger

Linda Hardberger

Linda Hardberger is presently a director of the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund as well as its curator. Prior to joining the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, she was curator of the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts at the McNay Art Museum from its inception in
1984 until she retired at the end of 2001. There she curated over 30 exhibitions dealing with some aspect of theatre art, many accompanied by an exhibition catalog. She has lectured widely and written a number of articles for journals in the field of theatre and works on paper. Hardberger received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, a master's degree in Library Science from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, and master's degree in Art History from the University of Texas, Austin. In addition Hardberger has worked as a public relations officer, teacher and librarian. Hardberger is the author, along with two others, of Making the Scene: a History of Scene Design and Technology in Europe and the United States published in 2009.

Hardberger was born in Mexico and lived most of her life in Europe until 1956 when she came to the United States to begin high school. She speaks four languages.

Upon moving to San Antonio in 1970, Hardberger has been active in numerous civic and non-profit organizations including serving for four years on the Historic Review Board, organizing two neighborhood organizations, membership in the San Antonio Conservation Society, and active involvement in the Community Garden efforts of Green Spaces Alliance. She is married to the former mayor of San Antonio, Phil Hardberger, and is the mother of Amy Hardberger, a hydro- geologist and attorney who is now a law professor at St. Mary University in San Antonio, TX.

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Phil Hardberger

Phil Hardberger

Phil Hardberger served as Mayor of San Antonio from 2005-2009, before he was term limited out of office. During Phil's tenure as San Antonio Mayor, he carried an approval rating of 86 percent and captured 77 percent of the vote during his re-election. While he was Mayor, he was responsible for extending the San Antonio River Walk from 2 to 4 miles on the Museum Reach and beginning the work on the 8 mile stretch of the Mission Reach. Working with San Antonio businessman Bill Greehey he opened a transformational facility for the homeless called Haven For Hope that became a national model. He celebrated the opening of Toyota's assembly plant in San Antonio, and was one of the first Mayors to provide assistance to the victims of Katrina. In recognition of his leadership and foresight in championing quality of life projects, the City of San Antonio changed the name of Voelcker Farm to Phil Hardberger Park, a 311-acre nature and fitness-oriented park that includes hiking trails, dog parks, picnic areas, basketball courts, multi-use fields and a savannah restoration project. As he left office, he led a successful referendum to extend term limits from 4 to 8 years, while excluding himself from the expansion. Prior to serving as mayor, he was elected to the Fourth Court of Appeals where he served as Associate Justice and Chief Justice. Phil is now a shareholder at Cox Smith, where he provides counsel to the firm's Litigation and Appellate practices. In addition to his legal practice, he is actively involved in external affairs and community relations.

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Lyndon Herridge

Lyndon Herridge

Lyndon Herridge serves as President and CEO of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Herridge joined the United Way in 1992, with 20+ years of experience managing all areas of United Way. Lyndon graduated from Howard Payne University, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a CPA, and attended nonprofit management programs at Harvard Business School and the University of Michigan. Prior to his United Way career, Lyndon had over 20 years corporate experience, previously serving as Executive Vice President/COO
for Belton Kleberg Johnson Interests. He also worked for Tesoro and a CPA firm.

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John Hornbeak

John Hornbeak

John was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio on January 11, 1995 and served until his retirement on August 31, 2007. Before his appointment as the CEO of the Methodist Healthcare System, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Hospital since February 1987.

Mr. Hornbeak earned his master's degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and he has a B.A. degree from the Methodist-affiliated Birmingham-Southern College.

Before joining Methodist, Mr. Hornbeak had been the Executive Director of Humana Hospital-San Antonio from 1985 to 1987. He was the Executive Director of Humana Hospital-Huntsville in Alabama for seven years. He also spent three years as the Assistant Administrator of the University Medical Center Hospital in Mobile, Alabama.

Mr. Hornbeak is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and his professional affiliations include memberships in the American Hospital Association, the Texas Hospital Association, and the Greater San Antonio Hospital Council. He currently serves as Executive in Residence in the Department of Healthcare Administration at Trinity University and is President of Hornbeak Health Consulting, LLC.

Mr. Hornbeak has been married for 42 years to Charlotte, a native of San Antonio. The couple has three grown sons and two granddaughters.

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Dan Jacob

A third generation Arizonan, Dan Jacob was born and raised in Tucson, but moved to Texas as fast as he could and has been a resident since 1982. Dan has a Marketing degree from the University of Santa Clara, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree from the University of Arizona, and a "PhD" in commercial real estate [he is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Designee and a licensed real estate Broker in the State of Texas]. As President of Daniel Jacob Interests, Inc., Dan has been involved as a broker or investor in over three quarters of a billion dollars of real estate transactions in various capacities since 1986. In addition, Dan has been active in the community through his own direct involvement and through a "tag team" effort with his wife of 31 years, Soonalyn.

Dan was a recipient of the San Antonio Business Journal's "40 under 40" rising stars business award. In addition to serving on the Masters Leadership Program Board, Dan is also currently a Board Member of Family Service Association, the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy Board, the Balcones Heights Redevelopment Task Force and is an Officer and Board Member of the San Antonio Chapter of Chaine des Rôtísseurs. Dan has previous board and civic involvement as the former Chairman of the San Antonio NWWFF, Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes

Research Foundation Promise Ball, Chairman of the 2011 KLRN Wine Festival, as a Founding Sponsor of the San Antonio Children's Museum, the Winston School of San Antonio, Discovery School of San Antonio, CCIM South Texas Chapter (Membership Chair) and as past Chairman of the Masters Leadership Alumni Association.

Dan and Soonalyn, have four children (a daughter, Jinnyn, in Boston and three boys, Danny III in Houston, Raymond and Coury in Santa Clara, California).

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Milton Lee

Milton Lee

Milton is the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CPS Energy, the municipally owned electric and gas company serving San Antonio – the nation's 7th largest city - and surrounding region. Lee joined CPS Energy in August 2000 as Senior Vice President of the Electric Transmission and Distribution Systems, became interim General Manager in November 2001 and advanced to general manager in February 2002.

Before coming to CPS Energy, Lee held the positions of Chief Operating Officer as well as CEO and General Manager of Austin Energy during the 1990s. He began his career with General Electric Co., where he oversaw nuclear steam supply systems, nuclear fuel, gas turbine generators and steam turbine generators.

In 1976, Lee joined the newly created Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) and assumed responsibilities for regulation of electric utilities in the areas of engineering, construction and distribution systems. He testified as an expert witness in certification and rate proceedings and prepared rules and regulations for the state's electric utilities.

After departing the PUC in 1984, he held various positions at Austin Energy and Lower Colorado River Authority, a regional energy provider.

A native of Austin, Lee graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1971. He is a registered professional engineer.

Lee has held a number of prominent positions in the electric utility industry. He has served as a member of the ERCOT Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Committee, and he has held leadership positions in the Texas Public Power and Large Public Power Associations. Lee is a member of the University of Texas at Austin Engineering Foundation Advisory Board; the National Society of Black Engineers; the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering; and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.

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Bill Looney

Bill Looney

General William R. Looney III recently retired from the Air Force after 40 years of service. During his tenure, he commanded more organizations than any other Air Force general, past or present.

He led the Air Force Academy Cadet Wing as a cadet, commanded a fighter squadron, 2 fighter wings, an academic institution, a warfare center, a numbered air force, 2 acquisition centers, and a major command while rising to the highest rank in the military – 4-star General. The organizations he led covered every facet of Air Force activity including operations, training, education, and acquisitions involving as many as 100,000 people or as few as 13. A career fighter pilot, he flew 65 combat missions and accumulated over 4000 flying hours in numerous aircraft.

General Looney is President of Integration Innovation Incorporated, a defense business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. He is also a published author, a member of numerous Boards, and an independent consultant on national security and executive leadership. He currently resides in San Antonio with his wife, Marilyn.

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Adena Williams Loston

Adena Williams Loston

Dr. Loston serves as the 14th President of St. Philip's College our nation's only Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving Institution. She assumed the reins on March 1, 2007 on the occasion of St. Philip's109th anniversary. She previously served as the Director of Education and Special Assistant for Suborbital and Special Orbital Projects Directorate for the Goddard Space Flight Center, Wallops Flight Facility and Chief Education Officer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at its Headquarters in Washington, DC. As the Senior Education Official, she was responsible for structuring the Office of Education Enterprise, providing executive leadership, policy direction, functional management, and guidance in coordinating the Agency's overall efforts to organize and enhance its education investments and portfolio nationally and internationally for its Headquarter operations, mission directorates and 10 field centers. Dr. Loston was responsible for a $230 Million budget (including earmarks) and directed policy for $1.3 Billion.

She possesses more than thirty-eight years of higher education experience having served as president of San Jacinto College South, Campus CEO for both the Transmountain and Valle Verde campuses in the El Paso County Community College District; Dean of Professional Programs and Dean of Vocational Education, Budgets, and Facilities at Santa Monica College in California; and Supervisor of the Office Occupations Programs at Houston Community College. She has taught as an associate professor at Georgia State University and an instructor at Arkansas State University and Houston Community College. She also taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of Houston-Downtown and Texas Southern University.

She is the product of a historically black college, Alcorn State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1973. Dr. Loston received her Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Bowling Green State University in 1974 and 1979 and an Honorary Doctor of Science from Wiley College, May
2005. She also attended the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University in 1996; the Oxford Roundtable at Oxford University in 2001; and the Wharton School of Business in 2005.

She is active in professional organizations and associations and has received numerous awards during her career. In 2014, she received the Alamo City Chamber of Commerce Euretta K. Fairchild Community Leadership Award. In
2013, she received the San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce Comet Award, the YWCA Women of Influence Award and the MLK Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2012, Dr. Loston was selected to join the International Women's Forum/Texas Women's Forum and received the Outstanding Public Service/ Educator Award, the Minority Workforce Development Champion Award, the Top Ladies of Distinction National Humanitarian Award, and the Friends of Carver and Delta Sigma Theta Talented Tenth Award. She is twice the recipient of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society's Shirley B. Gordon International Presidential Award of Distinction for 2011 and 1999; a 2010 inductee into San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame and a 2008 inductee into the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc., Educator's Hall of Fame. Additional recognitions include: the W. E. B. DuBois Higher Education Award; the Leadership Award from the Higher Education Commission of The National Alliance of Black School Educators, the Purple & Gold Leadership Award, the La Prensa Foundation Outstanding Women in Action Education Award; the 2007 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Exceptional Achievement Award, the NASA Headquarters' Exceptional Achievement Award, Group Achievement Awards and Outstanding Leadership Award.

Dr. Loston was appointed to the President's Advisory Board for Title III Administrators and appointed by the U. S. Secretary of Education to the HBCU Capital Finance Advisory Committee. She is a member of the national USA Funds School and Student Services Advisory Council; an Advisory Trustee for the Southwest Research Institute and member of the Presidents' Round Table. Locally she is a member of the t San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame, the Boards of Directors for the Alamo City Chamber of Commerce, SA2020 and San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE).

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BJ Mamuzic

BJ Mamuzic

BJ is Immediate Past Chair of the Masters Leadership Program Alumni Association (MLPAA) and also serves on the board of the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind. She has held leadership positions on the boards of the American Red Cross and Cancer Center Council, and is a past member of the Community Advisory Board for Texas Public Radio as well as the Dean's Advisory Council at Purdue University's School of Technology.

BJ's professional background includes extensive product marketing, new product development and operations experience in the Financial, Telecom and Nonprofit sectors. She began her career with Citicorp Diners Club in Chicago, IL then joined SBC (now AT&T) in St Louis, MO focusing on wireless applications for the Consumer marketplace. A member of the company's International business development team, she led in-country wireless marketing development efforts in numerous countries including Belgium, India, Ireland, Israel, The Netherlands, South Korea and others. She served as Vice President of Consumer Marketing, and later as Vice President of DSL Marketing addressing emerging product needs of Consumer and Small Business markets.

BJ left SBC in 2004 with the objective of applying her business skills and experience to address community development and philanthropic needs. She earned her Certification in Nonprofit Management at UTSA and served as Executive Director of St. PJ's Children's Home where she led a successful two- year financial and operations turnaround. BJ left St. PJ's in 2008 to spend more time with her new husband, Robert Sheldon, and to pursue broader community involvement.

BJ was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and raised in West Lafayette, Indiana. She holds a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an MBA in Marketing from the Indiana University Kelley Graduate School of Business. She holds seven U.S. patents and is a past translator for the U.S. Joint Publications Research Service. BJ and her husband Bob (both MLP graduates) enjoy international and domestic travel, lectures, cooking, dining out, architectural tours, wine, music and festivals.

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Gabi Niederauer

Gabi Niederauer

Since May 2007, Dr. Niederauer has been leading Research and Development at ENTrigue Surgical, Inc., which was acquired by ArthroCare Corporation on July
1, 2013. As Senior Director of Research and Development, ENT Sinus at ArthroCare Corporation, she directs biomaterials and instrument product design to develop novel instruments and implants for the ENT operating room and office, with an initial focus on enhancing surgical access for increased functionality and precision. Over the last years, she supervised the regulatory, quality, preclinical and clinical activities resulting in US and International clearance of numerous devices, conduct of several clinical trials, as well as ISO 13485 certification. Dr. Niederauer has more than 25 years of experience in the study, development and commercialization of biomaterials for orthopedic, dental and ENT tissue repair.

Prior to the ArthroCare acquisition, Dr. Niederauer was Senior Vice President of Technology and Development and one of the founding officers of ENTrigue Surgical, Inc. She was also responsible for management of ENTrigue's intellectual property portfolio and Director of ENTrigue's Tissue Bank. From 2006-2008, Dr. Niederauer was Vice President of Research and Development at C2M (Concept to Market) Medical, a consultant group to medical device companies and investors. After developing and commercializing the Cinch/Piton shoulder anchor, C2M was acquired by Tornier, Inc. in April 2010. From 1995 to

2006, Dr. Niederauer was with OsteoBiologics, Inc. (OBI), where she served as Director of Research and Development. Her responsibilities included coordination of experimental, preclinical, and clinical studies, planning and submission of regulatory filings, and management of OBI's intellectual property portfolio. She also led development of 12 new products/product line extensions and worked with key opinion leading surgeons in arthroscopy and cartilage repair to gain exposure and assure constant flow of new product ideas. Dr. Niederauer was engaged in new business expansion to leverage the OBI technologies into other medical specialties and assisted in raising $20 million of venture capital (three rounds) to fund development, manufacture and commercialization of novel implants and instruments to fuel the company's growth. OBI was acquired by Smith & Nephew, Inc. in July 2006 for $72.3 million, following 2005 revenues of $3.3 million.

Dr. Niederauer completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Niederauer earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Engineering from Iowa State University, a Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering from Clemson University. Her research has led to over 20 peer-reviewed articles, 50 presentations, numerous abstracts and honors. Dr. Niederauer is also a co-inventor of nine patents and seven applications for devices and methods used in orthopedic surgery, tissue engineering and ENT procedures. Nationally, she is a member for the Society for Biomaterials, ASTM and the Orthopedic Research Society. She has served on Council of the Society for Biomaterials, where she chaired the Devices and Materials Committee. She has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Orthopedic Research Society as well as the Biomedical Engineering Society. Dr. Niederauer also serves of the Scientific Board of Bio2 Technologies, Inc., the Advisory Board of StemBioSys, Inc., Cardiovate, Inc., and Rapamycin Holdings Inc. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Locally, she was the 2011 President of the San Antonio Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, which during her term received the Chapter of the Year Award and she was recognized as exemplary Chapter President. In 2012, she was appointed as an honorary commander of the Air Force 59th Medical Wing's Honorary Commanders Program, named a Trustee of the San Antonio Medical Foundation and serves on the Seton Home Board of Directors. She is a founder of The Health Cell, a trustee of the Southwest Research Institute, a member of the UTSA College of Engineering Advisory Board and a board member of the Geekdom Fund.

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Dennis Noll

Dennis Noll

President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Antonio Area Foundation, Dennis Noll, not only brings with him a depth of corporate management experience, but also a true passion for our community.

Dennis retired from Kinetic Concepts in 2007 after 15 years with the company; he began his role at the San Antonio Area Foundation in August 2011. The Area Foundation, under Dennis' leadership, is committed to making our city a better place to live by connecting donors to the causes they are passionate about.

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Susan Pamerleau

Susan is the Sheriff of Bexar County. The Office of Sheriff serves as the chief law enforcement officer for the county and is also responsible for all judicial support including court security and oversees the operations of the Bexar County Adult Detention Center. She was elected to the position on November 6, 2012, becoming the first woman to be elected to the post.

As Sheriff, Pamerleau has pledged her commitment to the people of Bexar County, enacting guiding principles to ensure the Sheriff's Office is run professionally and with operational excellence. Her number one priority as Sheriff is public safety, on a strong foundation of stewardship of tax-payer dollars; improvements in jail operations; and family violence prevention initiatives, a topic on which she is a nationally-recognized speaker.

Pamerleau's lifetime of service to our nation and community is highlighted with leadership, duty, honor, and excellence. She has achieved the highest levels of success in both the public and private sectors.

She began her 32-year career in the United States Air Force when less than one- percent of the Armed Forces were women, and rose to the rank of Major General. During her Air Force career she served in the Pentagon developing plans, programs, and budget requirements for personnel programs, and base realignment and closure actions. As part of the international Military Staff for NATO in Brussels, Belgium, she advised the NATO Military Committee and the North Atlantic Council on topics regarding strategic and force planning, nuclear policy, and arms control and disarmament. She served in personnel management positions in Washington, D.C., and Texas and commanded the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama and the Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas. She received numerous major awards and decorations, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit.

After her retirement from the Air Force, she also served in the highest levels of the corporate world, as Senior Vice President at USAA, a Fortune 150 company, and serves on the board of directors for Government Personnel Mutual Life Insurance Company.

Sheriff Pamerleau received her master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Phillips University conferred an honorary Doctorate degree on Pamerleau in 1998. She received her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Wyoming.

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Katie Reed

Katie has served on the Northside Independent School District Board since 1990 and has served five terms as President. She now serves on the Academics and Building committees and is Chair of the Legislative and Policy committee. A Past President of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), Reed currently is the NISD delegate for the TASB convention and is the Board representative to the National School Boards Association (NSBA) Affiliate Advocacy Network.

Reed is the immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for AACOG, the Alamo Area Council of Governments, an association of elected officials from 14 Counties around Bexar County. Reed also serves on several committees for the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of three neighborhood associations and is a member and past Chair of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Women and Children's Advisory Committee.

Reed is a recipient of the Dolph and Janey Briscoe Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Way for her numerous community volunteer activities. In 2003, Reed was inducted into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame, and in 2005, she was recognized at the San Antonio Business Journal's Women's Leadership Awards. She also is an Honorary Life Member of the National PTA.

Reed grew up and attended public schools in Omaha, Nebraska, graduated from The University of Missouri at Columbia, and taught in public schools in Missouri and Oklahoma. Katie's husband, Jim, is the President of the San Antonio Medical Foundation, and they have two grown children, Philip and Holly - both Clark High School and Texas A&M graduates - and three grandchildren. They are active members of First Presbyterian Church.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Dr. Thompson is the Director of the Cancer Treatment Research Center and a Urologic Oncologist who specializes in prevention, early detection, and treatment of prostate and other urologic cancers including cancers of the kidney, bladder, and testis. He serves as a Trustee of the American Board of Urology, Chairman of the Early Detection Research Network of the National Cancer Institute, and Chair of the Genitourinary Cancer Committee of the Southwest Oncology Group, one of the largest cancer treatment trials organizations in the world. He was Principal Investigator of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, an 18,882-subject study published in 2003 that demonstrated that Finasteride can reduce the risk of prostate cancer. In 2004, he and his colleagues published a major discovery, finding that cancers, including aggressive prostate cancers, can be present at lower levels of PSA. He continues to oversee multiple major studies in the U.S. and abroad with the goal of preventing, detecting, or curing prostate cancer.

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Donna Tuttle

A journalist at newspapers and magazines for more than 25 years, Donna has chased down rabid raccoons and subordinated debentures - both with equal passion, but not simultaneously.

She is responsible for complete turnkey editorial production and digital presentation of the weekly Special Reports, Magazines and Award Publications put out by the San Antonio Business Journal.

In 2007, Donna also developed the Business Journal's social media presence and strategy; that audience engagement has exploded every year as the paper pursues engagement with its audience. She works closely with the paper's staff to deliver stories in a cross-platform approach and covers SXSW Interactive for the Business Journals across the country every year.

In the community, Donna is a co-founder of one of the city's largest Tweetups - BMPR - and the city's first-ever TEDxSanAntonio. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of social media and also serves as a judge for the annual global U.S. Air Force social media contest.

In addition to being a gifted napper, Donna performs in the Society of Professional Journalists annual Gridiron show, a song-and-dance spoof of local headlines — which raises money for journalism scholarships. Donna lives with
her husband, David Tuttle, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students for Trinity University. The couple has four children, ages 11 to 22.

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Marty Wender

Charles Martin Wender (known to most as "Marty") is well known for his achievements and vision. Marty Wender, a Fort Worth native, began his San Antonio business career in 1969, upon graduating from the Business Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin and marrying San Antonio native Rene Lynn Mandel.

Marty Wender's business real estate development projects in San Antonio include the 3,500 acre Westover Hills development, one of the country's premier, mixed use, large scale, master-planned, developments; Fawn Meadow in the South Texas Medical Center; and Crownridge at IH 10 West and Camp Bullis Road.

Marty was selected as one of five "Visionaries" by the San Antonio Business Journal special section entitled "A Century of Business" for his vision and accomplishments in his revitalization of the City's west side and his Westover Hills Development. Westover Hills has become home to Sea World of Texas, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort Hotel, Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q, Maxim Integrated Products, Wells Fargo Operations Center, and the Alamo Colleges Northwest Vista Campus. QVC Network, Inc., The American Funds Group/Capital Group Companies, Nationwide Insurance, and numerous other major companies have built corporate campuses in Westover Hills. Additionally, Westover Hills is home to six major data center facilities, including Microsoft and Valero.

Marty is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. He is the 2012 Chairman of the Board of the Alamo Public Telecommunications Council and a graduate of the Masters Leadership Program of San Antonio and Bexar County. Marty was the 2002 Chairman of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; and was a member of "Team Toyota" that helped lure Toyota to San Antonio. Marty served on the Board of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation; the Board of the San Antonio Medical Foundation; the University of Texas Health Science Development Board, and many others. Additionally, Marty is a member of the University of Texas Chancellor's Council; the University of Texas Longhorn Advisory Council; and the University of Texas at San Antonio Business Advisory Council.

Marty Wender has been the recipient of many awards and recognitions because of his achievements, his devotion and service to the community and his vision for the future of San Antonio and Texas. Marty's willingness to try the untried and his insistence on quality are his hallmarks.

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Kenny Wilson

Kenny Wilson

Mr. Wilson serves as the U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management Managing  Director and Market Executive, overseeing the investment management, credit, trust, and banking services for high net worth clients in San Antonio and Austin. He has numerous securities licenses, and he is a member of the Bank of America National Diversity Council and National Learning Council.

Kenny Wilson is the President of Bank of America for Central and South Texas. In this capacity, he serves as the senior banking executive for Austin, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio.

A native of Fort Worth, he earned a BA from Abilene Christian University and has completed post-graduate work in finance and accounting.

With over 35 years tenure at Bank of America and its predecessor banks in San Antonio and Houston, Mr. Wilson has wide-ranging experience in private banking, wealth management, real estate finance, and commercial finance.

He is active in leading community affairs, having served as Chairman of the Board of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Board Chair of the Free Trade Alliance in San Antonio. Presently Chairman of the Development Board of the University of Texas at San Antonio, he is the immediate past Chairman of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, which recruits businesses and industry to San Antonio. He is currently a member of the Board of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Other board memberships include the San Antonio Museum of Art, the P16 Plus Education Council, and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. He served as the first President and Director of Luminaria, an annual arts event created by the mayor of San Antonio in 2008.

Wilson has three grown daughters and three grandchildren. His wife, Sharon, is the former Children's/Student Minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio.

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