San Antonio-México Friendship Council

San Antonio-México Friendship Council

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ABOUT

The San Antonio Mexico Friendship Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 by the then Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio, Carlos Sada, and various prominent community leaders to strengthen and promote the shared cultural ties between the citizens of San Antonio and Mexico.

The organization supports a myriad of cultural and civic activities along with the Mexican Consulate and the Mexican Cultural Institute in San Antonio. SAMFCO also provides students of Mexican origin attending colleges and universities in the San Antonio area with scholarships to further their education. SAMFCO’s board is comprised by San Antonio civic, governmental, cultural, educational and business leaders from both the United States and Mexico. Traditionally, the Consul General of Mexico serves as Honorary Chairman and the current President of the Council is Juan Antonio Flores, Executive Vice President for Governmental Affairs of Port San Antonio.

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BOARD MEMBERS

John Agather, Community Leader
Armen Babajanian, Executive Director World Affairs Council of San Antonio
Magdalena Barrera, Assistant Director Network Partner Integration
Alejandra Bueno, Interim Executive Director International Programs Alamo Colleges
Jorge Canavti, President J. Canavati& Co, LLC
Curtis Parker, Area Director of Sales and Operations,  Arca Continental Coca Cola Southwest Beverages
Graciela Cigarroa, General Councel Centromed
Amado Durón, Executive Director in Business Development Nustar Energy
Louie Escareño, General Councel
Elizabeth Fauerso, Chief Marketing Officer The Pearl
Marcos Fragoso, Vice President for International Affairs University of the Incarnate Word
Aracely García Granados, Executive Director Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together
Leo Gomez, President & CEO Brooks City Base
Rany Harig, Presiden & CEO Velocity TX
Jennifer L. Jenkins, Market Manager Aeromexico-Delta
Esteban López, CMO & Regional President
Robert McKinley, Vice Chancellor Economic and Workforce Development Alamo Colleges
María Mejía, Director of Howard Energy Mexico
Lisa Montoya, Vice Provost for International Initiatives and Senior International Officer UTSA
Eduardo Berain, Executive Vice President Frost Bank
Ana Celia Partida, Community Leader
Ezequiel Peña, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Our Lady of the Lake University
Rosa Ramirez, Executive Director of Credit Valero Companies
Jose Reyes Jr., Premium Partnerships Manager Spurs Sports and Entertainment
Álvaro Roa Santa María, Vice President and General Manager of Latin America Rackspace
Sara Salazar, International Developer Manager Grocery Cookie/Cracker HEB
Martha Tijerina, Community Leader
Tony Treviño, General Councel Lewis Energy Group
Barbara Warren, Architect Overland Partners Architects
Kathleen Weir, Community Leader
Marisol Weymouth, Interim Vice President Office of Enterprise Business Planning and Execution Excellence CPS Energy

DAVID ADELMAN

Principal 

AREA Real Estate, LLC 

JOHN AGATHER

Community Leader 

Inigo Arzac

Managing Partner 

Axon Consulting 

Armen Babajanian

Executive Director 

World Affairs Council of San Antonio 

Magdalena Barrera

Assistant Director, Network Partner Integration 

University Health System 

David Berrocal Diaz-Faes

Asst. Vice President for Corporate Business Development 

OpTech Operational Technologies 

Alejandra Bueno

Executive Director International Programs 

Alamo Colleges District 

Jorge Canavati

President 

J. Canavati & Co, LLC. 

Graciela Cigarroa

General Counsel 

Centromed 

Carlos M. De LaChica

Assistant Vice President-Private Banking 

Frost Bank 

Amado Duron

Executive Director in Business Development 

Nustar Energy 

Louie Escareno

General Counsel 

Elizabeth Fauerso

Chief Marketing Officer 

The Pearl 

Esteban L pez, MD

Community Leader & Physician Entrepreneur 

Calixto Mateos, Ph.D.

Managing Director 

North American Development Bank 

Maria Mejia

Director of Howard Energy México 

Howard Energy Partners 

Lisa Montoya

Vice Provost for International Initiatives and Senior International Officer, UTSA 501 W. One UTSA Circle 

Curt Parker

Area Director of Sales and Operations, Arca Continental Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages

Ezequiel pena

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs–Global & Strategic Initiatives 

Our Lady of the Lake University 

rosa Ramirez

Executive Director of Credit 

Valero Companies 

Jose "Joe" Reyes Jr.

Premium Partnerships, Manager 

Spurs Sports and Entertainment 

One AT & T Center 

Sara salazar

International Development Manager, Grocery Cookie/Cracker 

HEB 

rosa santana

President and CEO 

Integrated Human Capital 

Forma Automotive 

Federica Soriano de Teresa

CEO 

CRIT USA/TELETON USA 

Tony Trevino

Attorney at Law 

Trevino Consulting, LLC 

Barbara Warren

Architect 

Overland Partners Architects 

Kathleen Weir Vale

Community Leader 

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EXECUTIVE BOARD

Rubén Minutti-Zanatta

HONORARY CHAIRMAN

Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio

Juan Antonio Flores

PRESIDENT

Executive Vice President for Government Affairs of Port San Antonio.

Shahrzad Dowlatshahi

VICE PRESIDENT

Chief Diplomacy and Protocol Officer, Head of International Relations City of San Antonio

Yvette Gonzalez

TREASURER

First Vice President International Department International Bank of Commerce

Laura Cortez

SECRETARY

Mi Tierra Café y Panadería

Frances Ortiz Schultschik

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

President, Schultschik Marketing Group

Get In Touch

127 NAVARRO ST SAN ANTONIO TX 78205
(210) 227-9145
info@samfco.com