SAN ANTONIO – A local attorney is now one of 11 people overseeing Port San Antonio.
Marc Whyte was appointed to the port’s board of directors by District 10 City Councilman Mike Gallagher. Whyte replaces Glenn MacTaggart, who retired earlier this year.
“For several years, I’ve seen the great progress that Port San Antonio has made in helping transform our community and enabling people across our region to connect with important opportunities,” Whyte said. “I’m greatly looking forward to working with my fellow board members in advancing their vision for the Port in the years ahead as a large and growing economic engine for our community.”
A native of Houston, Whyte earned an undergraduate degree in business from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and a law degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.
In addition to being named in Texas Monthly magazine as a “Rising Star” in the state’s legal profession, Whyte has held various roles in the Defense Counsel of San Antonio, San Antonio Bar Association, Faith Family Clinic, Valero Alamo Bowl Committee and Leadership San Antonio. He launched his own practice, Whyte PLLC, last year.
The port’s 11 member board is appointed by each of San Antonio’s 10 City Council members and the mayor. Port San Antonio was created to redevelop Kelly Air Force Base, which was closed by the federal government in 2001. The port’s stated goal is to create 5,000 new jobs by 2020 with a focus on the aerospace, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, defense and logistics sectors.
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