SoTx Board Announces Resignation of President & CEO, Search to Begin Immediately

(SAN ANTONIO, TX)—The South Texas Business Partnership announced, today, its Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Al Arreola Jr. as President & CEO, effective October 21, 2022. The board will begin a search for a permanent President & CEO immediately.

Arreola has been with the organization, formerly known as the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, since June 2014.

“I want to sincerely thank all those who have contributed to the continued growth of SoTx, it has been a great honor and pleasure to work alongside the Board and dedicated staff over the past 8 years,” said Al Arreola. “I look forward to remaining engaged in the mission of SoTx as they continue to lead South.”

Founded in 1982, the South Texas Business Partnership has been the catalyst for bringing our area’s business leaders together as advocates for change and further development of our area.

“We’re grateful for the true leadership demonstrated by Al, as he has been key to driving our mission of stimulating sustained economic prosperity across South Texas,” said Connie Gonzalez, Chair of SoTx. “We know we will continue to have an advocate and supporter in Al and look forward to the future partnership.”

Arreola has accepted the position of President & CEO of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce.

More info can be found via the job description, here: [File Link]

Applications are being accepted through Friday, November 11th. Candidates can submit a letter of interest and resume via email to with the SUBJECT: SoTx CEO Application_insert last name

About SoTx
The South Texas Business Partnership (SoTX), formerly the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, has, for the last 40 years, been the voice for investment and economic prosperity in Southern San Antonio. In 2022, SoTX officially rebranded and repositioned to represent the interests of South Texas, with a vision of making this region a global leader in economic competitiveness and investment within the communities across the region. For more information on SoTX please visit