(SAN ANTONIO) – The Brooks Board of Directors has elected Steven Goldberg to serve as its new Chairman. Goldberg was twice appointed to the board by Ron Nirenberg, San Antonio Mayor and former Councilman for District 8. Goldberg previously served as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee, guiding Brooks through the financing and development of major projects such as The Kennedy and Aviator apartment homes, the Kennedy Hill Road improvement project, The Greenline linear park, the Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa, and Brooks’ own $54.9 million bond for infrastructure.
“Steve’s dedication to Brooks’ mission, his financial expertise, attention to detail, and his ability to see the long game have been critical to this community’s success over the past several years,” said Brooks President & CEO Leo Gomez. “We are fortunate that Steve is stepping up to lead this board and share with Brooks his time, talent, financial acumen and strategic thinking.”
Goldberg retired as Managing Director for the global reinsurance broker, Aon Benfield, where he was responsible for overseeing analytic capabilities as well as consulting directly with clients. A Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society, Goldberg previously served almost 30 years with USAA, where he held the position of Senior Vice President of property & casualty underwriting and pricing.
“Serving on the Brooks board has been one of the most challenging, yet fulfilling, experiences in my life,” said Goldberg. “The team we have in place on the board is comprised of a diverse group of community leaders who are passionate in the mission of Brooks to attract high-paying jobs.”
Goldberg replaces Manuel Villa, who has served as chair since 2015. Villa will continue to serve on the board representing District 6 until his replacement is appointed.
The Brooks Board of Directors also elected Michelle R. Krupa to serve another term as the Vice Chair. Krupa has served on the Brooks Board of Directors since September 2013, on both the Planning and Development Committee and the Finance committee, after being appointed by District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran.
Goldberg and Krupa will serve for two-year terms beginning September 1, 2017.
June 2012- Steven Goldberg appointed to Brooks Board of Director’s
November 2012—Manuel Villa appointed to Brooks Board of Director’s
December 2012 – City of San Antonio 911 emergency call center opens at Brooks.
March 2013 – Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn choose the Brooks campus to open hotels.
May 2013 – Carenet Healthcare Services locates state-of-the-art healthcare support center at Brooks, bringing more than 150 jobs. In 2016, Carenet expands to more than 300 employees at Brooks.
September 2013- Michelle R. Krupa appointed to Brooks Board of Director’s
September 2014 – Mission Solar opens 240,000-square-foot facility as part of CPS’ New Energy Economy Initiative.
December 2015 – Brooks completes a $560,000 rehabilitation project on the Sidney Brooks gravesite and memorial.
January 2016 – Brooks and The NRP Group partner to develop The Kennedy, a 306-unit apartment complex. The first residents moved in March 2017.
August 2016 – Brooks completes $9.1 million Kennedy Hill road improvement project, a key thoroughfare making way for new developments including UIW’s School of Osteopathic Medicine.
September 2016 – Brooks breaks ground on The Greenline, a $10.6 million, 43-acre linear park that will connect the Southside mixed-use community to the San Antonio River. The Greenline is expected to open in fall 2017.
December 2016 –
- Japan-based Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. announces launch of a new facility at Brooks to manufacture injection molding machines, a $20 million capital investment. The 115,000 square foot project is set to open in spring 2018 with more than 50 high-paying jobs.
- Brooks opens new apartment homes re-purposed from former barracks. The Aviator, a 280-unit apartment complex, is named 2017 ‘Best in Commercial Real Estate, Multi-Family Development’ by San Antonio Business Journal.
January 2017 – City of San Antonio opens veterinary and spay/neuter clinic at Brooks. In the first month, more than 400 surgeries were performed.
February 2017 – Brooks announces development of next light industrial facility, a 350,000-square-foot building.
March 2017 – Brooks opens restored Hangar 9, a $2.8 million project to transform the historic wooden hangar into an event space.
May 2017 – Grand opening of Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa, the only full-service hotel or conference and event center south of downtown San Antonio and north of Corpus Christi or McAllen.
May 2017 – City residents pass largest bond in history, including $23.4 million to improve infrastructure at Brooks.
June 2017 – Brooks City Base evolves name to “Brooks” in an effort to align the development’s name with its identity as an up-and-coming San Antonio community with a vision as big as Texas.
July 2017 –
- Brooks celebrates the grand opening of University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, housed in renovated buildings from the former School of Aerospace Medicine.
- MixFit SA opens a 5,000 square foot fitness center at Brooks, offering a variety of classes to the community.
Aug 2017 – Compass Rose Academy set to open a brand new public charter school at Brooks
Connie Gonzalez, Director of Public Relations