Arnie is a highly qualified professional with extensive experience in economic development and commercial real estate. He joins UTSA as a Project Manager for the Texas Cybersecurity Compliance Program. He is responsible for marketing the program to qualified companies and assisting them through training and network assessments performed by UTSA’s Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security. Prior to joining UTSA, Arnie enjoyed a successful career in commercial real estate. In that role he specialized in the representation of his client’s office and industrial real estate needs. His knowledge of commercial real estate is augmented with extensive expertise in the field of economic development. In that capacity he served as the Senior Vice President of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) and as the Economic Development Manager for the City of San Antonio.

Academically, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas and a Master of Arts in Economics from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas. He is a lifelong resident of San Antonio. Arnie and his wife Arlene are parents to Sarah and Emily Jacob.