Advisory Council

Jenna Saucedo-Herrera

President and CEO
San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

Jenna Saucedo-Herrera joined SAEDF as president and chief executive officer in 2016. She is responsible for advancing the diversification and growth of the San Antonio regional economy through domestic and international business development, partnerships and market strategies. Before joining SAEDF, Saucedo-Herrera served as Vice President of Public Affairs and Brand Management for CPS Energy. She is an alumna of St. Mary’s University, with a BBA in Marketing Management. Saucedo-Herrera serves on community boards and councils including: San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Visit San Antonio, Free Trade Alliance, EPIcenter, San Antonio Medical Foundation, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Alamo Academies and BiomedSA.

Morton W. Baird II

Attorney at Law
BairdLaw, PLLC

Morton “Mote” Baird graduated from San Antonio MacArthur High School, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas School of Law.  After graduation from law school, Morton returned  to San Antonio to begin his law career and to raise his family.

Morton has represented Texas Credit Unions since 1978.   His law practice is devoted exclusively to representing credit unions,  both large and small, throughout Texas.

He is Board Certified in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Morton co-founded the Real Estate Section of the San Antonio Bar Association and served as its first chairman.   

Morton is a frequent lecturer to credit unions and industry groups on real estate related topics covering Texas law and Federal regulations.

TJ Mayes

Chief of Staff
Bexar County

TJ Mayes is Chief of Staff for Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. He was previously Chief of Staff for San Antonio District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg.

As an attorney and consultant in private practice, TJ advised 20 cities and 12 electric cooperatives on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters- including electric reliability, wholesale power contracts and distributed generation.

TJ teaches courses on law and policy at UTSA and volunteers extensively with multiple Bexar County school districts. He holds degrees from Texas Tech University and the SMU Dedman School of Law.

TJ lives in downtown San Antonio with his wife Laura and daughter Marisa. In his free time, he enjoys reading and running on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River.

Scott A. Smith

President and Founder
EnSquared Consulting

Scott Smith is the President and Founder of EnSquared Consulting. Mr. Smith has over thirty years of management experience in environmental planning and compliance, including working for thirty-two years at CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned energy company in the nation providing both gas and electricity.

In addition to his leadership at CPS, Mr. Smith has served a variety of community and industry councils, committees, and boards. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Masters Leadership Program of San Antonio and Bexar County, and the Board of Directors of Build San Antonio Green.

Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas State University and his Masters of Science degree in Environmental Management from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Anita Ledbetter

Executive Director
Build San Antonio Green

Anita has been working for the community of San Antonio as the Executive Director of Build San Antonio Green for 14 years, where she has worked to build San Antonio's nationally recognized affordable green building program and is a champion for the equitable distribution of solar for all people. 

Anita has served on several City planning committees and boards including the City of San Antonio’s Sustainable Building Code Task Force, the Mission Verde Alliance, SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan, SAWS Citizens Advisory Committee, and San Antonio Bike Share, to name a few. Her passion for people and vision for the future are at the heart of Build San Antonio Green’s current focus on SmartGreen Buildings and home automation as a tool for resiliency.