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Leadership Team

Jim Perschbachmail link

President & CEO

Perschbach joined the Port in 2014—leading a team that provides strategic support to grow advanced industries on the 1,900-acre technology innovation campus, including aerospace, cybersecurity, defense, manufacturing and global trade. The Port is one of South Texas’ fastest-growing economic engines—home to over 80 tenant customers and their more than 14,000 employees, which generate a regional economic impact of over $5.6 billion annually.

Previously, he worked as an attorney in private practice with one of the nation’s largest law firms, where he counseled clients in sectors that include aerospace and advanced manufacturing.

In addition to his work at the Port, Perschbach serves his community in other leadership roles. He is a past chair of both the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Aerospace Committee and Alamo Colleges’ Scobee Education Center / Challenger Learning Center. Currently, he serves on the boards of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and Our Lady of the Lake University.

In 2018 he was appointed Honorary Commander of the 502nd Airbase Wing / Joint Base San Antonio. He has also been named by the Business Journals as one of the country’s top 100 executives to watch in 2019.

Perschbach holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from The George Washington University and earned his law degree from The University of Houston Law Center.

Adrienne Cox, RPAmail link

Chief Operating Officer

A real estate professional with more than 25 years of experience managing large commercial properties, Cox has led a multi-disciplinary team that oversees nearly 13 million square feet of specialized commercial facilities at Port San Antonio since 2013.

Cox specializes in asset management, acquisitions and dispositions, property management, and construction management. She is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), having won Building Manager of the Year in 2010 and having previously served as treasurer and two-term president of the local chapter. In 2015 she received her Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from BOMA.

During her career, she has been part of teams who won several BOMA Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards for excellence in property management, including San Antonio’s McAllister Plaza, the Pyramid Building and SWBC Tower.

Among her civic activities, Cox is lending her professional expertise as a member of the Long Range Property Planning Committee on behalf of the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. She is also a former Board Member for the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and the current Secretary for the San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce and an inductee into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame for her contributions in Business & Finance.

Cox holds a BA degree in biology from St. Mary’s University. Most recently, she was a member of Leadership San Antonio’s Class 42.

Rick Crider, A.A.E.mail link

Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives/Airport

Crider has an extensive airport management background-starting his career as a flight instructor and working in key operations and executive capacities at passenger and industrial airports in Ohio, California, Florida and Texas.

He is an Accredited Airport Executive and the President of the South Central American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) chapter, with experience serving on a number of airport association and advisory boards. Among his previous positions, he served as Director of Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, and Chief Executive Officer/Director of Aviation of the Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority in Gainesville, Florida.

Immediately prior to coming to Port San Antonio Crider was Vice President of Airport Development and Management Services at RW Armstrong in Austin, Texas—a firm specializing in aviation consulting for customers in the southwestern U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America.

Pat Cruzen, CPAmail link

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Cruzen brings over 20 years of executive-level financial expertise to the Port, which he joined in 2013. In his role he oversees the Port’s budgeting, audit, accounting and human resources functions.

Previously he oversaw the finance operations of several national and international organizations, including those in commercial/residential real estate development, accounting, manufacturing and gaming in his native Las Vegas, Nevada. His past employers include Deloitte & Touche, Anchor Gaming, United Metal Technologies, MICE North America and American Nevada Holdings.

Cruzen earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Caroline Diazmail link


Diaz is the Vice President of Shared Services and joined Port San Antonio in 2011. She oversees Board related functions and the Port’s shared services, including Information Services and Information Technology.  She also serves as the Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Business Management and is a member of Executive Women International.


Paco Felicimail link

Chief of Staff, Chief Communications Officer

Felici began his career at the Port in 2009, initially serving as communications manager and, subsequently, as VP of communications.

Previously he was communications director of the Nature Conservancy of Texas. Between 1993 and 2008 he served in numerous capacities at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, including as the agency’s deputy communications director between 2002 and 2008. He earned his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

Juan Antonio Floresmail link

Executive Vice President of Governmental Relations

Juan Antonio Flores is Executive Vice President for Government Affairs, leading Port San Antonio’ engagement with local, state and federal governments, and working to develop initiatives in advancement of the Port’s mission of infrastructure improvement, economic development and job creation.

Mr. Flores has over 25 years of experience in government relations and public affairs management, most recently having served as Director of Public Affairs for the North American Development Bank (NADB), a US-Mexico financial institution focused on developing infrastructure projects in the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ramon Floresmail link

Vice President of Real Estate Development

Prior to arriving at the Port, Flores served for six years as Executive Director of San Antonio’s Westside Development Corporation (WDC), overseeing economic development in a the large urban area west of downtown. He assisted in over $35 million in business investment that created 470 area jobs. Flores was also owner of real estate investment and consulting firm Flores Holdings LLC, which focused on real estate transactions for Texas municipalities, private investors, developers and small businesses. Flores’ experience also includes nine years of service in numerous capacities for Fannie Mae in Dallas and San Antonio, including public affairs, account management and as a community development manager and underwriter.

Will Garrettmail link

Vice President Talent & Technology Development & Integration

Garrett is a leading advocate supporting the strategic growth of the cybersecurity ecosystem at the Port and throughout San Antonio—connecting and helping advance the growth plans of employers, educators, the public sector and other key cyber industry stakeholders.

He joined the Port in 2019 after a 12-year career with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. During the last four years of his tenure at the Chamber he was Executive Director of the organization’s CyberSecurity San Antonio—a program focused on accelerating the growth of the cyber sector in the region.

While at the Chamber Garrett also led the Economic Development Department and oversaw several federal and state advocacy efforts and supported several of the region’s large military missions.

He’s also co-founder of the Build Sec Foundry—an incubator for the development of new cybersecurity products and technology.

Garrett received his undergraduate degree in communications and international studies from  Texas Lutheran University (TLU) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Marcel Johnsonmail link

Sr. Vice President, Talent & Technology Scouting & Identification 

Johnson has been part of the Port’s team since 2010, where he works with numerous community partners to help attract and grow new industries at the 1,900-acre industrial park. He also supports the organization’s existing aerospace, logistics and manufacturing customers in the pursuit of new business opportunities. His previous experience includes over 10 years of service at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, where he was also the organization’s Vice President for Economic Development. He holds a BA from the University of the Incarnate Word and an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Abigail Ottmersmail link

Chief Legal Officer

Ottmers joined the Port in 2021 as Chief Legal Officer. Previously, she served in several leadership roles with a municipal electric utility and practiced law at Haynes and Boone, LLP, where she focused on business restructuring and financial transactions. She also served as the Briefing Attorney for the Hon. Ronald B. King, United States Bankruptcy Judge. 

Ottmers supports the community through various leadership roles and currently serves on the board of City Year San Antonio. She is the past board chair for the Montessori School of San Antonio and also served on the boards for the Federal Bar Association San Antonio Chapter, MoneyWise, and the San Antonio Public Library Foundation.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from St. Mary’s University School of Law.  She is a graduate of the North San Antonio Chamber Leadership Lab, Leadership Texas, and the Rice University Executive Education Advanced Development program.