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Thank You!

Thank you for joining us for our 2023 Annual Leadership Conference. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Access to Speaker Presentations are available here through December 31, 2023. 

Conference Information

LOCATION: UTSA School of Data Science, 506 Dolorosa St, San Antonio, TX 78204

DATE: Thursday, November 16

TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

PARKING: Free parking is available on a first-come first-serve basis at the UTSA Dolorosa Lot located at 702 Dolorosa 78207.  Parking at your designated City space is encouraged as well as car pooling or walking/biking if possible. Other general parking options are available at the Bexar County Parking Garage, City Tower Parking Garage, or Market Square Lot (hourly charges may apply). 

Wi-Fi: Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in all public spaces of the UTSA campus.

Network: Rowdy_Event

Password: Vf2160#C0m3t7420%

REGISTRATION/BADGES: All conference attendees must be pre-registered and check-in on the First Floor Atrium at UTSA. Attendees must wear their official UMAST conference badge for admission into each session and to have access to the breakfast, lunch, and evening food and beverage options. Badges will be provided during check-in along with your assigned table number for the Keynote. (Assigned seating will be based off your Strengths Assessment results)

PHOTOGRAPHY: Overland Partners, the Architect and Design firm that build UTSA School of Data Science will be on site during the Conference to capture photographs for PR and marketing purposed. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let a volunteer know at Check-in. 

Schedule at a Glance 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. BREAKFAST MIXER & CHECK-IN (Street Level Atrium)

Arrive at the UTSA School of Data Science and Check-in for the conference

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS (Main Conference Room)

By Maria Villagomez, Deputy City Manager, City of San Antonio

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. KEYNOTE SESSION WITH INTERACTIVE WORK SESSION (Main Conference Room)

Keynote Speaker: Marisol "Mari" Weymouth, PHD

Dr. Weymouth is a native San Antonian and accomplished Senior Executive with over 25 years of experience in corporate leadership and operations. She currently serves as the President & CEO of People Whisperer Solutions, a woman-owned business management consulting and implementation firm, offering 3 pillars of service:

  • Strategy Executive & Performance Measurement
  • Organizational Readiness and People Change Management
  • Talent Management & Leadership Development

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM LUNCH & NETWORKING (Street Level Atrium)

Boxed Lunches, soft-drinks, and water will be provided to conference attendees

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - BREAKOUT SESSION 1 

Strategic Communication by Jeff Coyle, Assistant City Manager, City of San Antonio (Conference Rm B)

City of San Antonio's Good Neighbor Program by Maria Villagomez, Deputy City Manager, City of San Antonio (Conference Rm A)

Building Community Partnerships by Perri Rosheger, Vice President of Community Engagement & Communications, H.E.Butt Foundation and Patricia Meija, Vice President of Inclusive Engagement for Spurs Sports & Entertainment (Plaza de Armas Gallery)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - BREAKOUT SESSION 2 

The Art of Negotiations by Elizabeth Provencio, First Assistant City Attorney, City of San Antonio (Conference Rm B)

Data-Informed Decision Making by Dr. Golareh Agha, Chief of Informatics, SA Metropolitan Health District (Conference Rm A)

McCary's Leadership Playbook by David W. McCary, Assistant City Manager, City of San Antonio (Plaza de Armas Gallery)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CLOSING SESSION PANEL DISCUSSION (Main Conference Room)

Leveraging Relationships to Revitalize Downtown

Veronica Garcia, Neighborhood & Housing Services Director, City of San Antonio

Trish DeBerry, President & CEO, Centro San Antonio

Andres Andujar, CEO, Hemisfair

Jeffrey C. Arndt, President & CEO, VIA Metropolitan Transit

Moderated by Laura E. Mayes, Assistant Communications & Engagement Director, City of San Antonio

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  NETWORKING MIXER (Street Level Atrium)

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