CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Alumnus, Al Arreola Jr., has been selected as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Arreola has also been managing issue and candidate campaigns throughout south Texas for past State Rep. Joaquin Castro, Houstonians for Responsible Growth, the Real Estate Councils of Texas, and the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce.
“I cherished my time at the Island and credit the University in my personal and professional development,” said Arreola. “It was on campus where I learned the value of building partnerships to enhance our student community, and this practice still holds true in my new role in south San Antonio.”
In his new role, Arreola will work with the Chamber's Board of Directors and will be responsible for managing the financial and long-range strategic coordination of membership programs, advocacy, marketing, community outreach, and other Chamber activities.
Arreola graduated from the Island University with his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in December 2003. As an undergraduate, Arreola was fully involved with Greek Life on campus, as President of the Inter-fraternity Council and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He was also a member of the Order of Omega, an honor society for the top leaders in Greek Life.