The Rivard Report Board

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Rivard Report board members (from left) Katy Flato, Richard T. Schlosberg III, John Newman Jr., Angie Mock, Robert Rivard, Laura Saldivar Luna, and Wayne Alexander


Everyone at the Rivard Report shares this commitment: We want to be the leading media platform that informs, connects and engages the people of San Antonio with important and interesting trusted news and commentary. We want to help build a better informed, better educated and more prosperous community, a San Antonio that our children and talented people from elsewhere see as a great place to live, work and play.  

We can’t do it alone. Meet our strong, tested, committed board of directors. 

Richard T. Schlosberg III, Founding Chairman

Richard T. Schlosberg III is a longtime media executive, newspaper group publisher, and nonprofit foundation leader. Dick is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy , a former Air Force Pilot and Vietnam War veteran, and a founder of the AAFA Endowment. He served as president of San Antonio-based Harte-Hanks Communications; as publisher of the Denver Post; and as publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times. In his subsequent nonprofit career in Silicon Valley, he served as president and CEO of the Packard Foundation, chairman of the Kaiser Family Foundation, and as a board member of eBay, Edison International, and the Smithsonian.

John “Chico” Newman Jr., Founding Vice Chairman

John “Chico” Newman Jr. is an investor and president of the John and Florence Newman Family Foundation. Over the years, Chico and his wife Ann have supported a wide range of education, literacy, community health and neighborhood nonprofits. They also have a long history of supporting nonprofit media, including the Washington D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity, where Chico served on the board from 2004-2010; the Austin-based Texas Tribune; Texas Public Radio, where Ann previously served as a board member; and KLRN-TV, the public television station in San Antonio.

Robert Rivard, Secretary

Robert Rivard is an award-winning journalist who has worked for five Texas newspapers, serving as executive editor of the San Antonio Express-News from 1997 to 2011. He served as Newsweek magazine’s global chief of correspondents, overseeing reporters in 35 domestic and foreign news bureaus, from 1985-89. Before then, he served as the magazine’s Central American correspondent covering the region’s civil wars. He is the author of Trail of Feathers, the nonfiction account of the disappearance and murder of Express-News journalist Philip True in Mexico. Bob and his wife Monika founded the Rivard Report in 2012.

Angie Mock, Treasurer

Angie assumed the role of CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio in 2011.  Under her leadership, the Clubs have tripled in size, serving almost 8,000 youth per year at six clubhouses and 38 school-based sites. Her career encompasses a wide variety of disciplines including marketing, operations, finance and human resources.  Angie was owner and CEO of Flagstone Hospitality Management. Under her leadership, Flagstone managed 53 hotels in 26 states with over 3,000 employees. Brands under management included Sheraton, Hilton, Residence Inns by Marriott, Hampton Inns, and Courtyard by Marriott. A Tennessee native, Angie and her family have called San Antonio home since 2003.

Katy Flato, Director

Katy Flato is the former managing editor of Texas Monthly, former founding editor of Domaine magazine, and the founder of the San Antonio Book Festival. She serves on the board of Texas Public Radio and previously served as a board member of the Texas Tribune.

Laura Saldivar Luna, Director

Laura Saldivar Luna is the Chief People Officer of Teach for America. She is a graduate of Jefferson High School in San Antonio and attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Wayne Alexander, Director

Wayne Alexander is the retired president of SBC Southwestern Bell. He held previous senior leadership positions in marketing, sales, network operations, international , government relations and regulatory with various entities that later became AT&T in Washington DC, San Francisco, Santiago, and Houston before settling in San Antonio. Among his current responsibilities, he is the chairman of the Southwest Research Institute, serves at a trustee of Missouri University of Science and Technology, and is Vice Chairman of Liftfund.

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