Carlos Alvarez

Director Since 2001

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Mr. Carlos Alvarez is Chairman and former CEO of The Gambrinus Company, which he founded in 1986 when he moved from his native Mexico with his family to San Antonio. The Gambrinus Company is a leading U.S. craft brewer and marketer with breweries in Shiner, TX (The Spoetzl Brewery) and Berkeley, CA (Trumer Brewery).

Mr. Alvarez is committed to education and has served on the board of trustees of School Year Abroad and Saint Mary's Hall (San Antonio) and is a member of the Chancellor's Circle for the University of Texas system. Mr. Alvarez has made significant contributions to these and other educational institutions' endowment programs, particularly those that drive greater international engagement. In 2021, the University of Texas San Antonio College of Business was renamed the Carlos Alvarez College of Business in honor of the significant contributions he and his wife Malu have made to the school. Mr. Alvarez is a board member of the World Affairs Council of America (Washington, D.C.) and the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, which he previously served as Chairman; and he serves on the boards of Davidson College (Davidson, NC), Foreign Policy Association (New York, NY), Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Haven for Hope, and the United Way of San Antonio.