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Board of Directors

Margaret Wilson-Anaglia

Margaret Wilson-Anaglia - Chair

Appointed by District 2
Member since 2018
Served as Secretary from 2020 to 2022

A San Antonio native with deep community roots, in 2023 Wilson-Anaglia became the first African-American woman Port Board Chair. She’s a seasoned entrepreneur and small business advocate with 30-plus years honing her acumen.

Jamie Kowalski

Jamie Kowalski - Vice Chair


Kowalski serves as the Vice President of Corporate Relations for The RK Group, a business established by her family in 1946 that is a leading national venue management, culinary and hospitality services firm. Through the RK Cares initiative, she spearheads the firm's corporate philanthropy efforts to combat food insecurity locally and nationally.

Previously, she was an educator — teaching middle school reading and writing at the La Vernia and North East independent school districts, where she also coached several of her school’s sports teams. 

Kowalski's volunteer roles include serving as a former tri-chair for the City of San Antonio's 2022 Municipal Bond Program. She is currently a board member for the Mays Cancer Center, San Antonio Public Library Foundation, Social Venture Partners, Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Kowalski is also on the advisory committees serving UTSA Libraries, JBSA Alliance, The DoSeum, Greater: SATX and the San Antonio Regional Education Forum.

Bill Mock

Bill Mock - Secretary

Appointed by District 9
Member since 2016
Served as Treasurer from 2018 to 2022

Mock has held key leadership positions over a career spanning the military and public sectors.

In 2015 he retired from the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. During his 21-year tenure with the organization, he held the positions of executive Vice President, Director of Military Affairs, Vice President of Small Business/Area Business Councils, Vice President of Economic Development and Vice President of Membership. He led important civic and business initiatives on behalf of the chamber, including the creation of BioMed SA and Pathways to a Great City. He also played a key role in efforts that brought the 24th Air Force to San Antonio.

Prior to his career with the Chamber, Mock served in the U.S Air Force for 30 years retiring with the rank of Colonel. Following retirement, he maintained organizational ties with the Department of Defense, including a four-year tour as the Honorary Commander of the 67th Cyber Wing and a four-year tour with the Air Force Space Command's Commanders Advisory Group at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado—parent command of 24th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. 

Mock also served as a member of the Air Combat Command Commanders Advisory Group at Langley Air Force Base—parent command of 16th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland—and as Honorary Commander of 25th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.



Appointed by District 10
Member since 2019

Following a career in education spanning nearly 30 years as a teacher and administrator with the Edgewood and San Antonio independent school districts, Abrego-Sanchez joined the staff at the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel—part of the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD).

She subsequently served as community outreach director and district director for Texas State Senators Leticia Van de Putte and José Menendez. Currently, Abrego-Sanchez is an associate consultant for Andrade-Van de Putte and Associates.

She also volunteers extensively for her community, including as past president of the Bexar County Democratic Women, San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and the Mexican-American Business and Professional Women’s Club—the latter where she established the first local and statewide leadership program for professional Texas women.

Abrego-Sanchez holds an undergraduate degree in education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a master’s degree in educational administration from Trinity University.

Bradley Carson

Bradley Carson

Appointed by District 6
Member since 2019

District 6 appointee Brad Carson is an attorney with longstanding experience in San Antonio’s business community. He is a founding partner of Kruger Carson PLLC, a full-service commercial real estate and business law firm. His areas of practice include capital transactions, commercial real estate development and operations, finance, renewable energy, and general business transactions. Carson has been active in helping to shape the city’s future and has previously served as a member of the city’s Planning Commission.

Carson is an active member in several professional and community associations, including the Real Estate Council of San Antonio, which he serves as an officer, the Urban Land Institute, CCIM, the Downtown Alliance of San Antonio, and the U.S. Green Building Council. He has also been a guest lecturer for multiple courses within UTSA’s Real Estate Finance and Development Program and other programs hosted by the Texas Bar.

He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and earned his law degree from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Herbert Law Center.

Andy Castillo

Andy Castillo


Castillo has lived in the Quintana Community adjacent to the Port for over a decade, where he has served in numerous capacities on behalf of his neighborhood association, including as president.

Over the years, he has worked closely with Port team members on various shared efforts, including supporting funding for infrastructure projects that benefit both Quintana residents and ongoing job growth at the Port. He has also helped connect families with educational programs offered by the Port-based San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT).

Castillo is an architectural designer and a registered accessibility specialist. He holds an undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and currently works for Ford, Powell & Carson Architects, with experience on a wide range of projects.

He is also a member of CPS Energy’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee, the CPS Energy Rate Advisory Committee, the City of San Antonio’s Disability Access Advisory Committee, and the Southside First Economic Development Council Board of Directors.

Gabe Farias

Gabe Farias

Appointed by District 1
Member since 2024

Farias is Managing Partner of consultancy firm Jaeger FC, bringing expertise in governmental affairs, public relations and entertainment. He also hosts several local high school football shows for MeTV and KSAT-TV. 

A mainstay in the local business community, he led the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce as its President and CEO from 2012 to 2017. As a public servant, he was Chief of Staff and Director of Communications for former District 3 Councilwoman Jennifer V. Ramos. Prior to that, he was Director of Communications for former District 3 Councilman — and now Texas State Senator — Roland Gutierrez. Farias' portfolio at City Hall included leadership of various initiatives centered around wellness and other quality of life priorities for the district. 

His past board roles include the Brooks Development Authority, the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) for the Mission Drive-In development area and the Texas Tri-County Chamber of Commerce Board, which he chaired. 

Farias graduated from McCollum High School and subsequently earned an undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Arizona Global Campus and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Development from the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW).

Farias is married to the former Katie Ann Evans and is proud father to the couple's two children. His spouse Katie is Vice President of the Southside ISD School Board.

Victoria M. Garcia

Victoria M. Garcia

Appointed by District 4
Member since 2009
Served as Secretary/Treasurer in 2012, Vice-Chair in 2016 and Chair in 2017-18

Garcia is a Managing Partner of Bracewell LLP’s San Antonio office, where she specializes in labor & employment law and immigration. Garcia also serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Public Radio, the Board of Trustees for the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and the Board of Directors for the Western District of Texas Admissions and Disciplinary Committee.

Garcia holds a law degree and Master’s of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.




Appointed By District 3
Member since 2023

Guerrero is Senior VP of Strategic Partnerships and Government Affairs for the NRP Group, with longstanding experience in affordable housing.

She established NRP's Texas Office in 2004, which has developed over 28,000 multifamily units and attracted over $2 billion in investments statewide. Her expertise includes public/private partnerships and leading corresponding engagement with legislative and other public entities at all levels.

She holds prominent leadership roles within the affordable housing industry, including as current chair of the Multifamily Council of the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) and Immediate Past President of the Texas Association of Affordable Housing Providers (TAAHP). Federally, she chairs the Affordable Housing Group of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is a board member of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition and BUILD-PAC.

As civic leader, she served as a San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) Board Trustee from 2012 to 2021 and District 3 City Councilwoman from 1997 to 2001. She has also held key board positions at Komen SA, Texas Public Radio, the SA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Leadership SA and Texas Lyceum.

She received her undergraduate degree in political science from St. Mary’s University and also holds a Master of Public Affairs and law degrees, both from the University of Texas at Austin.

Elida "Elly" Smith

Elida "Elly" Smith

Appointed by District 7
Member since 2023

Smith is a Portfolio Manager for The MITRE Corporation, a leading nonprofit advancing research and development on behalf of numerous federal agencies. Her work focuses on research and activities in support of implementing Trajectory Based Operations in our National Airspace System — improving the efficiency and predictability of flight operations. 

Previously, Smith performed research on improving the safety of aviation and rail operations with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She also worked as a propulsion design engineer for The Boeing Company, a systems engineer for Continental Airlines and was a research intern studying environmental effects on solar cell semiconductors for Hughes Space and Communications, where she began her career.

Smith is the recipient of numerous professional recognitions from her employers, as well as those awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), among others.

Her other current volunteer activities include serving as a member of professional organizations, including the Air Traffic Controller Association (ATCA) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). She's also a past member of her homeowners' association board.

She holds an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University and received a Master of Science (MS) degree in human factors engineering from Tufts University. 

Olivia Travieso

Olivia Travieso


Travieso is a partner and co-founder of OCI Group, which provides government relations and public affairs services to private, nonprofit and public-sector entities in Texas and Mexico. In 2020, she and her partners founded OCI Development, a real estate development firm focused on providing high quality affordable housing across Texas.

For nearly 20 years, Travieso has worked with high-achieving high school students through the National Hispanic Institute in preparing them for civic leadership roles. 

Her community engagement includes past service as an Executive Board Member of the Maestro Entrepreneurship Center, in partnership with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She is also a Founding Executive Board Member of the San Antonio Chapter of the New Leaders Council and the group's Advisory Board.

Currently, Travieso serves on the City of San Antonio's Executive Committee for the Aspen Institute of Latino and Society Program's inaugural City Learning and Action Lab, which supports small businesses and entrepreneurs within predominantly Latino communities across the U.S. She is also a board member of San Antonio Latinitas, a nonprofit that empowers girls to innovate through media and technology, and is on the Bexar County Education Coalition Board of Directors, which seeks to influence education policy at the state level.