About

The World Affairs Council of San Antonio was chartered in July 1982. It is a not-for-profit and non-partisan citizen’s educational forum focusing on foreign policy issues that affect our lives directly. Entirely local in governing and support, it services all individuals and organizations interested in its goals. We are a member of the World Affairs Councils of America.

Our Mission

We strive to promote public understanding of world affairs and United States foreign policy and to enhance the ability of its citizens and future leaders to participate in a global community. We accomplish our mission by presenting lectures, organizing discussion groups, sponsoring educational outreach programs, and hosting deliberative sessions for young professionals.

Council Bylaws

Most recent bylaws can be reviewed here. World Affairs ByLaws

Board Members

Consul General Ruben Minutti Zanata
Scott Seavers
Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D.
President, Trinity University
Henry Sauvignet
Jan Ross Sakian
Lisa Blonkvist
Morgan Stanley
Ben Montañez
Ambassador Luis Moreno
Andrea Garcia Holmes
John “JJ” Casey
Conduent
Sarah Allred
Ambassador James F. Creagan
St. Mary's University
A.B. Cruz III
Miguel E. Dilley
Dilley Law Firm PLLC
Gloria Steves Dilley
Steves and Sons, Inc.
Shahrzad (Sherry) Dowlatshahi
City of San Antonio
Tim Farrell
Rob Finney
Mike Flores, Ph.D.
Alamo Colleges
Lukin T. Gilliland, Jr.
Incyte Venture Partners, LLC
The Honorable Phil Hardberger
Dykema Cox Smith
Patrick J. Kennedy Jr.
Kennedy Sutherland LLP
Elizabeth Lorenz
Jesse S. Lotay
Jackson Walker LLP
Shokare Nakpodia
The Mighty Group
The Hon. Ron Nirenberg
Mayor, City of San Antonio
Robert Rohlfs
Whataburger
Ricardo Romo, Ph.D.
Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University- San Antonio
W. Glenn Thomas
Frost National Bank
Kristin Tips
Patrick B. Tobin
Jackson Walker LLP

Committees

Executive Committee

Ben Montañez

Chair

Elizabeth Lorenz

Chair

Peggy Pace

Chair

Patrick B. Tobin

Chair

W. Glenn Thomas

Chair

Nicolas Hollis

Chair

Pat LeMay Burr, Ph.D.

Chair

Carlos Alvarez

Chair

Vice Chairs

Jan Ross Sakian

Chair, Secretary/Young Prof

Ambassador Luis Moreno

Chair, Programs

Julie Weber

Chair, Education

A.B. Cruz III

Chair, Governance

Lisa Blonkvist

Chair, Membership

John “JJ” Casey

Chair, Development

Patricia Diaz Dennis

Chair, Immediate Past Chair/Nominating

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