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 more than 1500 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.
For 44 years, LSA has provided a forum in which leaders with diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view come together in a neutral setting, examine the nature and inner workings of San Antonio, and discuss the issues, challenges, and problems facing our community. LSA does not attempt to create a consensus of opinions or promote any specific issue or project; the program seeks to open lines of communication and thought among participants in order to foster a network of alumni with a similar body of experience and a greater sense of community. 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 44-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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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 Class Days can’t be a success without the generous support of our sponsors. From food and beverage to t-shirts and banners, as well as venues, digital media items, and collectibles, there is always a need to make each Class Day “the best one ever”. Benefits to sponsorship can include an opportunity to provide remarks, highlight your business vision and align it with a specific class day, as well as share your logo on our LSA Class Day items. Click here to explore sponsorship opportunities and to make a donation towards the Class Year.
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.
Serving on the LSA Steering Committee is a great honor and privilege. The most rewarding part has been helping to guide class members on their journey as community leaders. It’s amazing to witness the personal ‘aha’ moments, discovery of new passions and close working relationships that evolve through the year. I can’t wait to see what transformative leaders these class members will become!