Ambassadors Chair: David Quintanilla, Quint-Essential Tax and Financial Professionals

Quintanilla_DavidAbout the Company: Quint-Essential Tax and Financial Professionals provides their clients with the knowledge, advice and tools necessary to maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. Their mission is to build long-term relationships with clients by thoroughly understanding their wants and needs in every financial situation. Quint-Essential Tax and Financial Professionals offers their best in customer service, honest client communications, due diligence and sound analysis in every aspect of taxes and wealth management.

About the Program: The Ambassadors committee is the front line service group that supports member businesses by attending grand opening, relocation, anniversary and other special celebrations. The Ambassadors committee offers a prime opportunity to position your business within the community while earning personal recognition, providing good will to member businesses and gaining helpful information on a variety of topics at monthly meetings.

Personally Speaking: David has been involved with Ambassadors for three years and says, “Being a member of the North Chamber has been a thrill for me. As an Ambassador, I have met many different people from various industries and have expanded my network exponentially.” David says his involvement has helped him gain referrals, new clients and close friends. “This is what the Chamber is all about – helping businesses become successful and having fun at the same time,” he adds.

Leadership Lab Chair: Lisa Pinto, SWBC

Pinto_LisaAbout the Company: SWBC is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of insurance, investments, mortgages, employee benefits, and more to individuals, businesses, and financial institutions. I am the Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. I am responsible for the company’s public relations efforts and working with the media throughout the country. I also lead our business-to-business marketing efforts.

About the Program: Leadership Lab is an award-winning program that fosters and enhances leadership by focusing on a foundation of relationship building and professional development utilizing new and innovative practices. More than just a nine-month experience—the relationships nurtured and the personal development gained from the program inspire greatness in personal and organizational leadership.

Personally Speaking: Lisa is a 2008 graduate of the North San Antonio Chamber Leadership Lab. Lisa says, “This program is a wonderful personal and professional development course that helps all of the area’s rising stars! It helped me tremendously as I became a manager with SWBC.” Lisa also serves on the Chamber’s Gala creative committee.

CIO Breakfast Chair: Larry Ratcliff, Jefferson Bank

Ratcliff_LarryAbout the Company: Jefferson Bank is an independent, family-owned community financial institution serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country by providing premier commercial and personal banking, trust and mortgage services, as well as wealth management. Larry is the SVP and CIO, and he develops the IT strategy for the bank, while managing IT, information security and item processing.

About the Program: CIO breakfasts are a knowledge series designed exclusively for and by CIOs and is open to technology and IT executives. At monthly breakfasts, speakers discuss current and relevant technology issues and local IT leaders share experiences and ideas with their peers.

Personally Speaking: Larry has been attending North Chamber CIO Breakfast series for several years. He says, “The North Chamber excels at bringing business leaders together to achieve growth and opportunity.”