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Fiesta® San Antonio Commission 2023-24 Leadership

By 08/09/2022 No Comments


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Steve Rosenauer, Executive Director



SAN ANTONIO (August 8, 2023) – The Fiesta® San Antonio Commission is happy to announce its leadership for the 2023-2024 Fiesta Year.

The following have been elected as officers of the Commission:

  • Richard Sparr                                              President
  • David Christian                                           President-Elect
  • Ferne Burney                                               Senior Vice President
  • Jim Mery                                                       1st Vice President
  • Bart Simpson                                               2nd Vice President
  • Kathy De Luna                                             Treasurer
  • Joe Vela Jr.                                                    Secretary
  • JoAnn Boone                                                Presidential Appointee
  • John Meyer                                                   Immediate Past President

Richard Sparr says, “As the 2023-2024 Fiesta® San Antonio Commission President, I am honored to lead an organization that supports more than 100 San Antonio area nonprofit organizations and helps coordinate events and programs throughout all parts of San Antonio that provide opportunities for everyone to gather and celebrate the diverse heritage, culture and spirit of San Antonio.”


The following organizations, with their respective representative, will serve the Commission on the Board of Directors:


  • Jennifer Barbaro                                       Rey Feo Scholarship Committee
  • Bill Drain                                                     Rey Feo Consejo Educational Foundation
  • James Fenimore                                        Fiesta Flambeau® Parade Association, Inc.
  • Stefanie Garcia                                          Lo Bello Women’s Association
  • Kathy Krnavek                                           The Conservation Society of San Antonio
  • Lisa Lynde                                                  King William Association
  • Carla Miller                                                 Alamo Mission Chapter, Daughters of the                                                                                                                                                     Republic of Texas
  • Eric Reblin                                                  The Order of the Alamo
  • Paul A. Rohlfs Jr                                         The Texas Cavaliers
  • Kerry Rutledge                                           Military-Civilian Club of San Antonio
  • Leroy Sance Jr.                                           San Antonio Zulu Association
  • David Uhler                                                 Beethoven Maennerchor, Inc.
  • Virginia Van Cleave                                   The Woman’s Club of San Antonio
  • Betsy Zachry                                                Battle of Flowers® Association

The following individuals have been elected to serve the Commission as Elected Commissioners:

  • Dr. Richard Adam
  • Jo Betsy Booker
  • Gilbert Casillas
  • Gloria De Hoyos
  • Richard Delgado Jr.
  • Jonathan Delmer
  • Mae Escobar
  • Michael Flores
  • Marty Gonzalez
  • Dolores Guzman-Farias
  • Daniel Medrano
  • Melissa Ramirez
  • Laura Read
  • Allison Reyes
  • Sylvia Reyna
  • Teresa Robertson
  • Linda Skop
  • Rochelle Staten
  • Lori Tips
  • Sloan Thomas
  • Lillian Villanueva

The dates of Fiesta 2024 are April 18-28. For more information, please visit

About the Fiesta® San Antonio Commission


The Fiesta® San Antonio Commission, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer, self-supporting organization that plans, promotes, coordinates, and preserves Fiesta® San Antonio through support of its Participating Member Organizations in presenting a safe, educational, annual celebration of the diverse heritage, culture and spirit of San Antonio for its residents and visitors.


Fiesta® San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event, Battle of Flowers®, to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto.  Today, Fiesta® San Antonio features more than 100 diverse events over eleven days which are produced by nearly 100 local non-profit and military participating member organizations.  Because of Fiesta, these organizations can support the San Antonio community throughout the year.