Board Member Leo Gomez is President & CEO of Brooks. In this position, he is responsible for leading the Brooks Development Authority and Brooks Gives Back by working with the Board of Directors and staff to establish long-range strategic plans and policies to implement the redevelopment of Brooks. He leads the organizations efforts to attract marquee employers by working closely with public officials and economic development partners.
Leo became Vice President of Public and Government Affairs for Spurs Sports & Entertainment in 1996. He left Spurs Sports & Entertainment for two years to serve as General Manager of Administration with Toyota Manufacturing, Texas before returning to Spurs Sports & Entertainment in 2005. His distinguished career also includes serving as President of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Leo began his professional career as an intern with the U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C. He also worked with the Research and Planning Division with the Texas Department of Commerce before being named the Assistant Director for the Tomas Rivera Center at Trinity University.
Leo is very active in the San Antonio community serving on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations including the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, KLRN and the San Antonio Mobility Coalition. He also graduated from the FBI San Antonio Citizens Academy.
Leo has received a number of local and national recognitions, including being featured in the Notable People of San Antonio 2020 Exhibit, named to the San Antonio Business Journal’s list of national commercial real estate influencers in 2019 and earning Power Broker recognition from the San Antonio Express-News. Leo also received the San Antonio Business Journal’s C-Suite Award in September 2018 and was names a “Legend” for his lasting impact on the Southside by the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce in 2017.
Master of Public Affairs – Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Political Science and Business Administration – University of Texas at Pan American
Professional Memberships & Community Involvement
Connect SA Board of Advisors
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber’s Economic Development Council Committee, Chair
Texas Legislative Ladies Club, Member
San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Board of Directors
Mays Center Community Advisory Council at Texas A&M University
KLRN Board of Directors
San Antonio Mobility Coalition, Board of Directors
VIA Intergovernmental Public Affairs Advisory Committee
Fiesta San Antonio Commission, Board of Commissioners
Mayor’s Workforce and Education Leadership Taskforce
Leo is married to Ina Minjarez, State Representative for District 124 and they have a son and daughter.
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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