LSA 48 class member applications have closed. Please stay tuned in the Fall of 2024 for information on applying for LSA 49 (2025)!


Developing Community Leaders in San Antonio!








Aug 5, 2023|By LSA

LSA 47 leans into Civic Engagement

LSA 47 jumped in the ring to #FightForSA this month as Team Civic Engagement shared meaningful tools and opportunities for our city leaders to get civically active. This month’s LSA 47 class day included 8 rounds of “fights” that began in the ring at San...
Jul 5, 2023|By LSA

LSA 47 Hosts Day Focused on Healthcare and Biosciences in San Antonio

Leadership San Antonio’s Health & Biosciences team orchestrated an extraordinary full-day event on July 12, immersing the group in a thoughtful journey about how to better understand and participate in San Antonio’s health landscape. The day was filled with learning and activities that left a lasting impact...
Jun 25, 2023|By LSA

LSA 47 talks infrastructure in San Antonio

LSA 47 hosted an Infrastructure Day, which focused on how the city protects and evolves the foundational structures that contribute to daily life such as transportation, power, and water. The class started their day at Stinson Municipal Airport with San Antonio real estate developer and...


LSA was created in 1975 by The Greater 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 2,000 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 nearly 50-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.



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Alumni Steering Committee

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.

Join the LSA Alumni Association

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.

Meghan Garza

Serving on the LSA Steering Committee has been one of the best opportunities to serve San Antonio in my public career. It has forced me to get outside of my comfort zone, work with a diverse group of aspiring leaders as well as allowed me to continue learning about this amazing city I call home! LSA is more than a program, it is a family. Whenever I am in a pinch, personally or professionally, because of LSA I do not have to look far for the knowledge, expertise or support to get me through it! 

Meghan Garza , President and CEO, Community Housing Resource Partners