March 7, 2018


San Antonio, TX – The Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome a new Board Chair. The Chamber is proud to announce a new Board of Directors Chair. The 2018 Board will be led by Dr. Eddie J. Kirby. Dr. Kirby is no stranger to the Chamber, having served on the Board of Directors since 2013, and recently holding the position of Board Vice Chair.


Dr. Kirby is currently the Director, Enterprise Information Technology Business Applications at CPS Energy where he is accountable for application development, maintenance and support serving the finance, accounting, human resource, supply chain and other shared & administrative area of the enterprise. He is also an Adjunct Professor at St. Mary’s University in the Engineering Department, where he teaches Engineering Systems Management.


Dr. Kirby holds a PhD in Organizational Management, a Master of Science degree in Engineering Systems Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. He has also completed multiple certification programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the area of Technology and Innovation.


“I am humbled by the trust and respect the Chamber Board of Directors is expressing by selecting me for this opportunity. Thank you to our partners, members, previous Chairs, past and current Board of Directors, and our volunteers for all your hard work and dedication to the success of the Chamber and the Alamo City over the years,” Dr. Kirby says. “Together, with an agreed upon focus and unwavering commitment, we will continue to move forward to bring about the change we desire!”


Other 2018 Executive Board Officers include Teri Britts of Britts and Associates, Board Treasurer; Mary Jane Villalobos of San Antonio Water System (SAWS), Board Secretary; Dr. Shelah Simmons of Genesis Professional Services, Board Parliamentarian; Sha-Rone Caffie-Reyes of Veniese Ventures International, Board Vice Chair; and Maria Williams of Majestic Events by Maria, LLC, Board Second Vice Chair.


The Alamo City Black Chamber has started 2018 celebrating significant historic milestones and will assist with hosting several community events in conjunction with Black History Month. This past January, the Chamber hosted its Founder’s Day 80th Anniversary Gala. Numerous local small businesses, corporations, and elected officials were on hand to join in the festivities. The evening concluded with a keynote from Mayor Ron Nirenburg to a packed audience at the Pearl Stable.

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