Future of the Region South Texas (FORST) is an economic development think tank that has a proud and rich history in South Texas.  It was founded by Senator Judith Zaffirini and then San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros to build a prosperous South Texas by addressing critical issues that cut across social, economic and political boundaries.  Since its inception, the organization has held successful conferences, which formulated policy initiatives for the Texas Legislature to consider as the focus for the development of economic prosperity throughout South Texas. Below, you will be able to meet our amazing team and find information about our board members and our committee members.

 

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Leadership

Future of the Region South Texas is an economic development think tank that has a proud and rich history in South Texas. Our dynamic team consists of leaders in various industries. It was founded by Senator Judith Zaffirini and then San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros to build a prosperous South Texas by addressing critical issues that cut across social, economic and political boundaries.  Since its inception, the organization has held successful conferences, which formulated policy initiatives for the Texas Legislature to consider as the focus for the development of economic prosperity throughout South Texas.

Live Oak County Texas Judge Jim Huff

Jim Huff

President

Judge Jim Huff was elected County Judge in 1986 at the age of 30. He has run unopposed since his first election. Judge Huff regularly serves as Master of Ceremonies at various civic banquets and recognition events.

Wanda Garza South Texas College

Wanda Garza

Vice President

Wanda Garza currently serves as the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at STC and has 20 years of administrative responsibilities in higher education.

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