UTSA President Ricardo Romo receives Executive Excellence Award

Ricardo Romo

UTSA President Ricardo Romo
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(April 26, 2011)--The San Antonio chapter of Executive Women International recently recognized UTSA President Ricardo Romo with its Executive Excellence Award at a luncheon gala. Bobbi Lutz, a senior administrator with Graves Interests Ltd., presented Romo with the award in honor of his leadership as president of UTSA.

"Dr. Romo is responsible for opening the door to education for so many students in San Antonio and Texas, and thereby changing their lives for the better," said Lutz. "He is an outstanding example of a CEO of a large organization, but he is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and do the hard work necessary to improve our community for everyone who lives here."

In accepting the award, Romo thanked the membership of EWI for the organization's efforts to raise money for scholarships.

"It is an honor to be recognized by the members of EWI and to be a part of this event to raise money for scholarships," Romo said. "Like UTSA, EWI is about empowering individuals to be successful while at the same time helping others who may not have access to the same opportunities."

Romo also acknowledged other nominees for the award. "It is very humbling to be among this group of individuals, each of whom deserve this award," he added.

Other nominees included Charlie Amato, CEO of Southwest Business Corporation; Ken Batchelor, CEO of Ken Batchelor Cadillac; Robert Egger, CEO of Security Service Federal Credit Union; Ken Trevett, CEO of Texas Biomedical Research Institute; and Gene Powell, CEO of Bitterblue Inc. Powell also serves as chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents.

An international organization whose members include key professionals from leading corporations, EWI's local membership represents more than 60 San Antonio businesses and public organizations. Founded in 1958, the San Antonio chapter funds both traditional college scholarships and non-traditional for men and women who choose to go back to school to continue their education, achieve self-esteem, and improve their personal life, employment, family and community.