Leo Gomez

President and Chief Executive Officer

President and Chief Executive Officer Leo Gomez is responsible for the 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 and Hot Wells Conservancy.  He also graduated from the FBI San Antonio Citizens Academy.

Leo has received a number of local and national recognitions, including being named to The Business Journals’ list of national commercial real estate influencers in 2019 and earning Texas Power Broker recognition from the San Antonio Express-News. Leo also received the San Antonio Business Journal’s C-Suite Award in 2018 and was named a “Legend” for his lasting impact on the Southside by the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce in 2017.

Leo is married to Ina Minjarez, State Representative for District 124.  He has two children; son Manuel Leo and daughter April Gomez.

Education: Bachelor of Political Science and Business Administration, University of Texas at Pan American; Master of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin.

Leo Gomez is a recipient of a San Antonio Business Journal’s 2018 C-Suite Award.
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