John Eadie is the founder and managing director of Covenant Multifamily Offices, LLC. John is grateful to be a part of the Conservancy Board and looks forward to seeing the continuing transformation of downtown San Antonio. He believes the redevelopment is fantastic for all of those who are passionate about our city — both from an enjoyment of the space and the enhancement of economic development.
Teri serves as Senior Director | Leadership at CAPTRUST. Teri is thankful to be part of the Conservancy Board and is excited to work hard to help the Hemisfair Conservancy achieve its mission. As a native San Antonian, Teri is passionate about San Antonio and feels this redevelopment project will truly be transformational for our great city.
Ivan Jaime is Senior Director – Public Affairs at Union Pacific. In this role, Ivan implements Union Pacific’s strategy and policy for state government affairs, community relations, public-private partnerships, and philanthropic programs in Texas & New Mexico. As a father of three young children, Ivan is fully committed to helping Hemisfair become the place where San Antonio meets and plays.
Craig moved from New York to San Antonio with his family in 2012. While residents of that city they lived close to Central Park and are great believers in the manifold benefits of a large, functional greenspace close to the downtown area. Craig is eager to contribute time and effort to improving this city and enthusiastic about the substantial improvement potential of the Hemisfair redevelopment project.
There is a moment when a city becomes a metropolis. Cities start as ugly ducklings and then white feathers pop up. San Antonio is going through this transformation. The DoSeum and Tobin opened. The Pearl brought us new cuisine. The Witte remodeled, the Botanical Gardens grew, and the McNay gets a new landscape. Hemisfair turns San Antonio into a fully grown swan. Plato needed the garden of Akademos to start a movement. Cities need public open spaces to transform. This is what Hemisfair will do to San Antonio. Josefina is honored to offer her knowledge and passion to make this project all that it can be.
Sandra serves as Wells Fargo’s Eastern Region Business Initiatives Consultant. She has called San Antonio home for over 22 years and is thrilled about the opportunity to support this organization and its mission. Revitalization of communities and economic development are two key areas of interest for Sandra, especially when the result gives access to great outdoor space to people from all areas of the City and all walks of life. The redevelopment of Hemisfair is doing, and will continue to do, just that for San Antonio.
Ben Pressentin currently serves as the SVP, Market President at BB&T. As a relatively new resident to San Antonio, Ben is thankful that he has been given the opportunity to collaborate on such an important project. He believes the Hemisfair Conservancy has the opportunity to significantly improve the quality of life for the residents of this city and all that come to visit; he embraces his responsibility with pride.
Katie Reynolds currently serves as the Corporate Affairs Manager at Silver Eagle Distributors. A native San Antonian, Katie is passionate about Hemisfair and the surrounding areas because she is excited to see the redevelopment of a space that will bring people together for a wide spectrum of outdoor activities.
Marshall is Manager at Steves & Sons. His grandparents were very involved in HemisFair ’68; his grandfather served as President of the Fair. Bringing Hemisfair back to life is in his blood. Marshall is very excited to be involved in making the new Hemisfair a place where families can gather, friends can meet, and all park visitors can relax and play at a world-class destination in the heart of San Antonio.
Sara is a small business owner in San Antonio. A native to the city, she is excited to join the Conservancy Board and be part of this re-invigoration of our wonderful city.
Andres was selected by the Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation (HPARC) Board to serve as CEO in 2011. He oversees all visioning, planning, development, construction, management, maintenance and financing at Hemisfair.
Pamela is the President of Bain Medina Bain, Inc. She visited the opening of HemisFair ’68 when she was in college and remembers how fun it was. For the last 45 years, she has lived in San Antonio, she has seen the area molder away, and be virtually ignored. Pamela is elated that the vision includes water, green space and mixed use, because she has traveled and has experienced the joys of urban parks world-wide. She thinks a city of our size should not allow a vast area of our vibrant inner city be forgotten. She thinks we need a plan for the future of our city. She may not be there, but knows that the people she loves will be there.
HemisFair in 1968 was the beginning of a new era for our beloved city. It was the impetus for new economic growth and fostered a greater appreciation for our cultural heritage. Today, the Conservancy’s work is the next chapter in making sure the dreams and hopes of our city in 1968 are achieved in a fashion greater than ever envisioned.
The 1968 Hemisfair started the turnaround for San Antonio to be the seventh largest city in the United States. The Hemisfair redevelopment project helps all to see how the progress of the park, with the help of the Conservancy, will be able to further the development of San Antonio.
Ramiro serves as the President and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. As a founding board member, he is excited about the economic growth and benefits this urban district will bring to San Antonio.
Lila Cockrell helped launch HemisFair ’68 and was there as ribbons were cut opening the 6-month World’s Fair. More than 45 years later, she became a Founding Member of the Hemisfair Conservancy to help create one of the world’s great public places here in San Antonio. She was a wonderful ambassador for San Antonio and a strong supporter of the transformational Hemisfair redevelopment project.
Andi Rodriguez is the Governmental & Community Relations Liaison for the San Antonio Independent School District and for the past ten years, a writer/columnist for the San Antonio Business Journal. As Hemisfair’s ‘first volunteer’, Andi is honored to be a founding member of the Hemisfair Conservancy Board and feels passionately about creating a centrally located, exciting and welcoming place where all San Antonians may connect, relax and be inspired. As an enthusiastic downtown resident, she feels Hemisfair’s redevelopment plans and subsequent impact are a critical component of downtown redevelopment and will encourage our community to return to the urban core.
The late Patsy Steves, who was the wife of the late Marshall T. Steves Sr. (President of HemisFair ’68), opened her home to numerous ambassadors from all over the world who came to visit HemisFair in San Antonio. Patsy was so pleased the new park at Hemisfair had been so well received since its opening in 2015. She was grateful that the history of HemisFair ’68 had not been forgotten and was excited for a new generation to enjoy this beautiful space in our city.
Anne has dedicated over half her life to service to country and community as an Air Force veteran and community volunteer. She is excited to come to work every day to be part of the amazing team taking Hemisfair from good to great for the benefit of all San Antonians.
Courtney has devoted her career to strengthening the communities in which she’s lived. Hemisfair is one of her favorite places to spend time with her family, and she is thrilled to be part of the transformation that is taking place, enhancing the park itself and the experience it will provide to all who visit.
Cynthia is extraordinarily excited to be a part of this breathtakingly beautiful and incredibly important project. Already Hemisfair is teeming with visitors from every part of our city, but also from all over the world. The visionary genius of the design for Hemisfair, the dedicated collaboration and deep commitment of everyone who plays a part, and the exciting plans for what is to come are some of the many reasons she loves this project.
Shannon is passionate about working with individuals and groups who have a common goal to better themselves and the communities in which they live. She is excited about the Hemisfair design with green spaces and cafes that will make Hemisfair the place to meet and hang out with friends.