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Voices of San Antonio

Voices of San Antonio is a production of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation. It features interviews by Michael Garofalo with prominent San Antonians who have made an impact on the cultural landscape of the City.

Sponsored by the John and Florence Newman Foundation.

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  • Straus, David

Alex Briseño is a 1967 graduate of Central Catholic High School and received his bachelor’s and master's degrees from Trinity University.  A native San Antonian, he began his career with the City in 1977 as Assistant to the City Manager and in 1980 was appointed to the position of Assistant City Manager.  In 1990, after a nation-wide search, Briseño was appointed City Manager, a position he served in for almost 11 years.  Before his career with the City he achieved the rank of United States Army Captain, serving as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of the Army Medical Research & Development Command in Washington, D.C. 

After his retirement from city service, Briseño wore many different hats - serving for over five years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the San Antonio Water System and as a member of the Board of Managers for the Bexar County University Health System.  He was also selected Professor of Public Service in Residence at St. Mary’s University where he teaches Public Administration courses at the graduate level.