Globinar: The Economic Strategy Driving the City of San Antonio’s Global Success

Date: November 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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San Antonio, TX
Contact: Christopher Herring
Phone: 210-920-1831

Global Chamber® San Antonio's Future Depends on a Strong Economy...

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 The Economic Strategy Driving San Antonio’s Global Success 

Global Chamber® San Antonio is proud to present the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation's (SAEDF) Executive Director Jenna Saucedo-Herrera to discuss opportunities, successes and challenges.

The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation is a private-public nonprofit dedicated to growing quality jobs in the region. Together with municipal partners, utilities leaders, and more than 165 private companies, SAEDF continues to attract companies into the Greater San Antonio business community and grow the ones that already call it home.   

BACKGROUND:  For more information about the City of San Antonio, please see Mayor Ron Nirenberg's address at the International State of the Metro San Antonio event.

Wednesday, November 11th at 8am PT / 10am CT / 4pm London.

Download presentation: SAEDF PRESENTATION 2020


Jenna Saucedo-Herrera - President and CEO at San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF). 

Jenna joined the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) as president and chief executive officer in July 2016. Saucedo-Herrera is responsible for advancing the diversification and growth of the San Antonio regional economy through domestic and international business development, partnerships and market strategies. In addition to her role of leading the principal regional economic development organization, she is also charged with leveraging her deep understanding of San Antonio’s authentic heritage and unique value proposition to attract new businesses and support the growth and expansion of local companies.




 Sarah Sanchez - Executive Vice President Global Development, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

 Sarah Sanchez is the Executive Vice President of Global Development for the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation where she is responsible for international lead generation, foreign direct investment, and trade. Sanchez is a seasoned economic development executive with over 20 years’ experience in international trade and economic development in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining SAEDF, Sanchez started her career with the former Free Trade Alliance San Antonio serving as the Vice President with the responsibility of managing the Foreign Trade Zone program, advocating free trade policies and promoting foreign direct investment. In 2007 she joined the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation to recruit international companies to San Antonio. Sanchez was soon recruited by H-E-B Grocery Company to join the Global Sourcing Department to manage the importation of over $40 million of pet, household chemical and paper products from countries such as China, Thailand, Canada and Mexico. In 2010, Sanchez put her economic development experience back to work for CPS Energy, the largest municipally-owned electric and gas company. Ms. Sanchez worked with power-intensive users and companies to establish data centers, manufacturing, office, warehouse and distribution center type operations in the San Antonio area. After CPS Energy, Ms. Sanchez joined VIA Metropolitan Transit in 2015 to serve as Manger of Public Involvement. In this capacity, Ms. Sanchez and her team implemented a public engagement strategy to educate the community on the benefits of public transit and future transportation plans. Sanchez returned to SAEDF in December 2017 for her second tour of duty where she is utilizing both her international and economic development experience to diversify the local economy with foreign direct investment across San Antonio’s target industries. 


 Jane Gonzalez - Advisory Board Member of Global Chamber San Antonio, CEO of MEDwheels, Inc., will introduce the event speaker.

MEDwheels, Inc. a locally based company that provides AEDs, supplies, accessories, training and durable medical equipment. MEDwheels stands behind its products and guarantees customers satisfaction.

MEDwheels, Inc. is a partner of the Global Chamber® with PPE supplies.  Find their products here:

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  •  Dr. Krystal K. Nerio, President of Prosperitus Solutions and Founding Chairwoman of Global Chamber San Antonio.  
  • At Prosperitus Solutions we bring over 40 years of combined experience dealing with federal, state and local government, our objective is to provide optimal staffing support, consulting services and customer solutions in the Medical, Logistical and Technical environments nationwide. Our experienced staff of professionals continues to adopt innovative technology driven capabilities that provide our clients with exceptional solutions.







Rolando Pablos - SAEDF Executive Committee Member and Co-Chair of the International Advisory Council

Rolando B. Pablos was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve as the 111 th Texas Secretary of State.  Secretary Pablos brings an extensive record of public service to the Office of the Secretary of State, including tenure as a commissioner of the Texas Racing Commission and the Public Utility Commission
of Texas.  He is the co-founder and CEO of Uriel Americas, a Texas company devoted to promoting infrastructure development in underserved and remote communities throughout the Western Hemisphere. Secretary Pablos also served as the founding CEO of the Borderplex Alliance, a binational economic development organization based on the U.S.- Mexico border.

He holds a Bachelor degree from St. Mary’s University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business, a Masters of Hospitality Management from the University of Houston’s Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management, and a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University of School of Law.

Secretary Pablos is a licensed attorney, founding partner of RB Pablos P.C, and has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 2000. He and his wife, Dr. Laura San Martin have four children, Cristina, David, Mia and Andrea.

Jorge Canavati, Chairman-Elect Global Chamber San Antonio, and the principal at J. Canavati & Co. LLC,


J. Canavati & Co. LLC is an agency, int’l commercial representation and consulting company with a focus on logistics and international trade. His company is an agent for BNSF logistics, a global freight forwarder. 





 Doug Bruhnke - Founder and CEO at Global Chamber® 

Doug Bruhnke is an international entrepreneur dedicated to helping members of Global Chamber® reach new markets across metros and borders more successfully. He is a two-time expat with Dupont in Tokyo and Singapore with over 30 years of global business experience in nearly all countries and segments. Doug is a regional advisor for U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and a member of collaborating international groups including the Arizona District Export Council. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Utah and an EMBA from Michigan State University.


Global Chamber® is a growing and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in 525 metro regions around the world... connecting member businesses to new opportunities and advancing growth and success. It's the only chamber of commerce in the world operating in hundreds of locations that helps exporting, importing and investing members to connect through warm introductions to clients, partners, projects and resources. Global Chamber® is a registered trademark of Global Chamber, LLC.



Christopher C. Herring is the Executive Director of Global Chamber® San Antonio and serves on Global Chamber® Texas Steering Group. He was recognized by the US JAYCEES with a lifetime achievement award as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) for his positive impacts to America. He joined an elite group of a little over 600 Americans since 1939 to include former Presidents Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford and John F. Kennedy, and corporate tycoons Ross Perot, Henry Heinz and Nelson Rockefeller.  Mr. Herring is a Veteran, with 20 years of military service in the United States Air Force.

His website is

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The Global Chamber has an exciting opportunity for you to help support the growth of our region in the area of international trade (imports and exports), foreign direct investments, and global cooperation.  The huge success of the Board and our business and civic friends is credited in large part to our sponsors, who will lend their names and financial support to our events.  We extend our hearty THANK YOU!

We hope you will consider joining our sponsors listed below for annual sponsorship of all of our events.   See Link:

Our Global Chamber annual sponsorship levels are:

 If you are a one-time sponsor for this event, please provide your logo to and pay your donation at the following link:

  • Gold Level - Texas International Sponsorship - $750   (Short speaking opportunity + logo on flyer)
  • Silver Level - San Antonio International Sponsorship - $500   (Logo on Event page, Flyer)
  • Bronze Level - Business-Diplomacy Sponsorship - $250  (Logo on Event page, Flyer)

Donation/payment page: Select San Antonio as the Metro and use the sponsor amount of choice.   We will add your logo to our online promotion once received.  We will email you your copy for your records.  We ask that your business and/or association market the event on social media or on your website.

As a sponsor, you will receive benefits designed to increase your company's visibility and provide a return on your company's investment, including:

* Exposure to the largest export community in the world

* Name recognition in press releases and media coverage


If you have any questions please feel free to contact or call 210-920-1831.  Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you!