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.
Ramiro serves as the President and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is excited about the economic growth and benefits this urban district will bring to San Antonio.
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 Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for South Texas Money Management, LTD. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Michele is founder and chief executive at General Healthcare Group (US.) As a native San Antonian, Michele is very excited to be part of the redevelopment of Hemisfair. She believes that “Hemisfair has an inextricable connection to San Antonio’s history and identity.” Michele serves on a number of boards and committees within organizations which seek to develop economic strength, and social and cultural character in San Antonio.
Doug is the Chief Investment Officer for USAA, responsible for strategy and governance of USAA’s corporate and affiliate investment portfolios. Doug attended Hemisfair in 1968 with his family, and he is enthusiastic for the transformation that will once again turn the area into a centerpiece where families build lifelong memories.
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.
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.
Patsy Steves, 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 is so pleased the new park at Hemisfair has been so well received since its opening in 2015. She is grateful that the history of HemisFair ’68 has not been forgotten and is excited that a new generation can enjoy this beautiful space in our city.
Lila Cockrell helped launch HemisFair ’68 and was there as ribbons were cut opening the 6-month World’s Fair. Since then she has been a wonderful ambassador for San Antonio and a strong supporter of the transformational Hemisfair redevelopment project.
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.
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.
Sarah is a Marine Corps veteran and a fellow through The Mission Continues, a veterans service organization. She will complete her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science in spring 2018. She and her family have been enjoying Hemisfair since they moved to San Antonio in 2011, and she is excited to have the chance to provide other families with a wonderful experience at Hemisfair.
Genevieve values the San Antonio community’s vibrance and wellness. As a junior in high school, she is happy to participate as an intern in the development of Hemisfair park. She is enthusiastic to watch and experience the park as it blossoms.