LSA seeks a diverse group of individuals dedicated to serving their community. Participants of the program will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the San Antonio area. LSA will continue the legacy of leadership, education, and engagement and participate in powerful conversations to deeply understand strengths, as well as disparities and challenges in the community with the aim of harnessing collective resources to develop solutions that will have an enduring impact. The goal of LSA is to find pathways to connect to fellow business leaders in the community across a variety of industries and to give back to the Chambers’ efforts in Council and Committee work, policy initiatives, and supporting events.

Stay tuned here for LSA 48 applications
to be open September 2023!


  • Only one applicant per sponsoring organization or company will be accepted. LSA will not accept multiple applicants from the same organization. Please work with your supervisor, human resource professional, or appropriate leader within your organization to ensure this policy is followed.
  • No applications from political entities (city, county, state, federal) will be reviewed for selection during a year in which there will be an election cycle.
  • Have lived in and/or worked in the San Antonio area for at least one year at the time of the application.
  • Persons related by marriage may not apply for the same class year.
  • Must be a member in good standing of one of the sponsoring Chambers of Commerce (either Hispanic Chamber of Commerce or San Antonio Chamber of Commerce – membership in both is encouraged). If not a member,  you will have 30 days from class member selection to join and remain in good standing throughout the entire LSA year. Failure to remain a member will jeopardize participation in LSA and/or final graduation.
  • Must not have an immediate family member (parent, sibling, significant other) serving on the LSA Steering Committee for the upcoming class year.
  • Show a sincere interest in and commitment to improving the community.
  • Have the desire to increase service to the community through holding key leadership positions.
  • Present a clear vision for the development and growth of San Antonio.
  • Attend and actively participate in Councils and Committees of both the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
  • Applicants must submit a $50 non-refundable application fee due with completed application.
  • Class members accepted into LSA must submit a non-refundable tuition fee of $2500.00 payable to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce before the end of the 1st Quarter of the Calendar Year.
  • If accepted to the class, individual class members are responsible for their financial obligation. Tuition can be paid from their sponsoring organization (company) or individually and there should be no expectation of financial assistance or scholarships.
  • Failure to commit to the program’s financial obligation will prevent participation in class days and, if applicable, prevent official graduation from the program.

If not already a member of either sponsoring Chamber, a separate membership fee will be required which will vary upon desired level of membership within 30 days of notice of selection.

Jeff Arndt VIA Headshot[1]

When I participated in LSA 38, I was very new to San Antonio. LSA was the perfect fit for me – building lasting relationship, learning what San Antonio offers across a wide variety of disciplines, improving my understanding of the challenges our community confronts. I have participated in several leadership programs. None have had the lasting impact that LSA affords.

Jeff Arndt, VIA Metropolitan Transit, President and CEO