Team

VIA is governed by a 11-member board of trustees. Board members are appointed to staggered two-year terms by the following entities: San Antonio City Council (appoints five), Bexar County Commissioners Court (appoints three), and the Suburban Mayors (appoints two). The Chair of the Board is elected by the Board members and serves a two-year term. The 11-member VIA Board of Trustees meets monthly to discuss policy issues and hear comments from the community. VIA Board meetings are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

current via board of trustees

Hope Andrade

Hope Andrade
Chair


Elected by VIA Board of Trustees

Patricia Rodriguez

Patricia Rodriguez
Vice Chair


City of San Antonio Appointee

A. David Marne

A. David Marne
Secretary


Greater Bexar County
Council of Cities Appointee

Bob Comeaux

Bob Comeaux
Assistant Secretary


City of San Antonio Appointee

Akeem Brown
Member


Bexar County Appointee

Louis R. Cooper
Member


Greater Bexar County
Council of Cities Appointee

Brian Dillard
Member


City of San Antonio Appointee

Marina Alderete Gavito
Member


Bexar County Appointee

Ezra Johnson
Member


City of San Antonio Appointee

Jordana Mathews 
Member


Bexar County Appointee

Amanda Merck
Member


City of San Antonio Appointee

View our team biographies for more detail on our background.

via executive leadership team

Jeffrey C. Arndt,
President/CEO


Jeffrey C. Arndt is President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Metropolitan Transit. VIA provides transportation services to the Bexar County region, including the fast-growing City of San Antonio, identified as the seventh-largest city in the United States.
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Keith J. Hom

Keith J. Hom,
Deputy CEO


As the Deputy CEO, Keith Hom provides executive management for VIA’s divisions of Transportation; Fleet and Facilities; Safety, Training and System Security; Customer Relations and Sales; Fiscal Management; Human Resources; and Information Technology. He also provides strategic support to VIA’s President/CEO in Board relations, planning, and communications.
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Brian D. Buchanan

Brian D. Buchanan,
Senior Vice President of Development


As the Senior Vice President of Development, Brian Buchanan manages strategic planning and engineering for VIA’s capital improvement projects, and he provides oversight and guidance on new policies, processes, and tools needed to demonstrate the technical capacity for large capital investments.
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Jon Gary Herrera,
Senior Vice President of Public Engagement


Herrera leads VIA's Public Engagement Group, which includes Marketing and Communications, Government and Community Relations, and Customer Care and Sales teams. The Public Engagement Group oversees VIA’s branding and messaging strategy, community outreach, public relations, and advertising.
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Bonnie Prosser Elder

Bonnie Prosser Elder,
Senior Vice President Legal/General Counsel


Bonnie Prosser Elder is responsible for the oversight and coordination of legal services for VIA. She is also responsible for the risk management and claims section of the organization.
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