Executive Director Connie Gonzalez is the Chief Strategy Officer for Brooks. In this position, she is responsible for establishing strategic direction to further advance Brooks’ growth, expanding on the success of the last 20 years. In addition, she leads business development, public affairs, community engagement, and project management initiatives. Connie is also the Executive Director of Brooks Gives Back, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves as the vehicle by which all members of the Brooks community can invest in nonprofit initiatives impacting people in the neighborhoods surrounding Brooks, which has distributed more than $250,000 since 2019.
Connie joined the Brooks team in November 2015 and previously served as the Director of Strategy & Community Relations and Director of Public Relations. Prior to joining the Brooks team, Connie was a weekend anchor and reporter for both KNWA and KFTA in Fayetteville, Arkansas and KSAN in San Angelo, Texas. Raised in San Antonio, she began her professional career as an intern with News 4 WOAI and worked in public affairs at Spurs Sports & Entertainment.
An advocate for community involvement, Gonzalez serves as the Immediate Past Chair for the South Texas Business Partnership Board of Directors, formerly known as the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Connie is an Executive Committee member of the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) Foundation, CAST Med High School Advisory Board of Directors, and the Texas A&M University - San Antonio Mays Center Community Advisory Council. She served as Chair for the City of San Antonio’s Planning Commission and participated in the 2021 Harvard Business School Young American Leaders Program. A graduate of Leadership San Antonio Class 44, the City South Leadership Class 30 and the North Chamber Innovative Leadership Program, Gonzalez also served on the Leadership San Antonio Class 45 Steering Committee.
Connie was recognized as the “Texas 100 Influential Professionals to Watch in 2023” and as San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 “Woman of the Year”.
Watch Connie's feature on ¡Salud! on KLRN TV (start at 13:07).
Brooks Gives Back is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves as the vehicle by which all members of the Brooks community can invest in nonprofit initiatives impacting people in the neighborhoods surrounding Brooks.
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