Jenna Saucedo-Herrera is a native San Antonian and she is extremely proud of it. She grew up on a working ranch, just south of town, and graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Today, Jenna is the chief executive officer of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) where she and her team are responsible for advancing the diversification and growth of the San Antonio regional economy through domestic and international business development, partnerships and market strategies. During her two-year tenure at the helm of San Antonio’s economic development team, SAEDF has secured over eight thousand jobs for our community from projects that include Hulu, EY, The Hut Group, USAA and TJX. Prior to joining SAEDF in 2016, Jenna served as Vice President of Public Affairs and Brand for CPS Energy.
Jenna has received accolades including: the “2015 Women in Leadership Award” and the “2017 40 Under 40: Woman of the Year Award” from the San Antonio Business Journal, acknowledgement by the San Antonio Express News in their “2016 & 2018 Women Who Run San Antonio” feature, and recognition in Culturemap’s “Top Texans Under 30”. Saucedo-Herrera also serves on several community boards and councils including: San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Visit San Antonio, EPIcenter, BioBridge Global, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, San Antonio Medical Foundation, and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).