2023-24 Application Closed!
In 1986, the South Texas Business Partnership, formally the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, recognized a need to identify, develop, and motivate potential leaders in the community to address the needs of the Southside of San Antonio and the City South Leadership Academy was formed. It evolved over the past 35+ years and remained as strong and lively as the community it served.
In 2022, the brand and organizational evolution of South Texas Business Partnership (SoTx) was initiated as a more significant strategic effort to position both the Southside and South Texas region as a unified and strong destination for investment. Building on its core business model focused on emphasizing leadership development, expanding access to resources, and leveraging opportunities, SoTx expanded its mission to the south. The rebranding from CSLA to LEAD South aligns with the goal of attracting the next generation of leaders, visionaries, and businesses in not only San Antonio but the entire South Texas region.
During the eight-month program, LEAD South participants are exposed to a wide array of venues, knowledgeable speakers, and educational tours. Participants develop greater personal leadership skills to use and take back to their places of employment and throughout the community. Additionally, participants gain confidence through public speaking opportunities, and organizational skills are strengthened through teamwork and group activities. If you are interested in being a part of a rewarding, hands-on program and are willing to be a committed member of our organization and mission, then LEAD South is right for you!
We are looking for a diverse group of people who are enthusiastic, motivated, and ready to focus on their personal growth.
Application Open: August 8, 2023
Application Deadline Extended
Retreat October 18-19
Applicants received an email from President & CEO Rebecca Viagran regarding their application status and information regarding the retreat. For questions, please contact Info@sotxpartnership.org
LEAD South Class of 2022-23
|Jorge||Cardona||Somerset Academy Brooks|
|Maricela||Diaz-Wells||VIA Metropolitan Transit|
|Omar||Espinoza, P.E.||KFW Engineers|
|Erron||Gonzalez||Palo Alto College|
|Sylvia Ann||Guerrero||Golf Club of Texas – SA|
|Leroy||Ibarra||Palo Alto College|
|Dr. Rachara||Jefferson||Palo Alto College|
|Christina||Majdalani||Baptist Health Systems|
|Cecile||Montañez||TX A&M- SA & SoTX Business Partnership|
|Judith||Rendon||TX Vista Medical Center & Baptist Health Systems|
|Laura||Saldana||San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular Clinic|
|Daniel||Smith||San Antonio Water System|
|Danielle||Trevino||Project Permitting TX|
LEAD South Steering Committee
|Alexandrea Trujillo||Co-Chair||Holt Cat & SoTX Board of Directors|
|Bonnie Salas||Co-Chair||Brooks Academies & SoTX Board of Directors|
|Diana Perez||Generations Federal Credit Union|
|Dr. Rebekah Piper||Texas A&M University-San Antonio|
|Jessica Carly||Holt Cat|
Mail or Email Printed Completed Application to: South Texas Business Partnership 3315 Sidney Brooks Drive, #200, San Antonio, TX 78235 firstname.lastname@example.org