LSA was created in 1975 by The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce to help identify and develop community leaders and is now considered the premier program for existing and emerging leaders in the Bexar County and surrounding areas. The program, one of the first of its kind in Texas, has graduated nearly 1,900 participants and focuses on delivering these leaders an opportunity to develop an understanding of the promise and challenges of our community. The program goes beyond personal and professional development and, as its goal, educates and informs these leaders in the vital areas affecting San Antonio, as well as encouraging Chamber Business involvement and Community advocacy. In 1992, The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber joined to be a co-host to the program, enhancing the involvement and diversity of future classes.
Through the LSA process, participants gain insight from present and future decision-makers in both the public and private sectors and are better prepared to lead San Antonio into the future by using their broader understanding of our diverse community.
LSA class participants are selected from all segments of the community and must have demonstrated leadership and held responsible positions in their chosen profession. LSA seeks people dedicated to serving their community and applicants must show a sincere commitment and desire to increase their level of service by assuming key leadership positions.
In its 46-year history, LSA’s primary goal remains the same – to help mold sensitive, responsible and committed leaders and ensure a prosperous future for San Antonio.
Want to join the LSA Family? Looking to
explore the challenges and inner workings
of San Antonio? Want to make new contacts
and friends from a wide variety of industries
and backgrounds? Click here to find out how.
LSA Steering Committee Members represent the Chamber of Commerce, participate as a team of alumni to serve for the full year: developing, planning, and executing a year of impactful themes aimed at exposing class members to the inner workings of San Antonio and the surrounding region. Each year there is a special focus on the city’s growing industries while highlighting the immense value of chamber opportunities and involvement.
Want to continue your LSA fun with more opportunities to stay connected into the future? Looking to connect quarterly in fun and engaging events? To join the network, gain access to the LSA Alumni database, with news and insights into current events, job openings, and San Antonio focused initiatives, click here.
I can’t stress enough how valuable the LSA network is. Going through class 40 and then serving on Steering for 45 continues to present opportunities to learn about and serve our community. I’m constantly awed when running into an LSA alum; we share similar experiences and these are the bonds that immediately drop barriers and enable instant connections and friendships.