Angie Mock, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, joined the Rivard Report‘s board of directors on Sept. 20. She replaced Dan Goodgame, who resigned from his board position in June.
Mock moved to San Antonio 15 years ago and is deeply involved with the local nonprofit community, running the country’s fifth-largest Boys & Girls Clubs organization for close to a decade.
“We are excited about welcoming Angie to the Rivard Report board,” said Richard T. Schlosberg III, board chair of the nonprofit news organization. “She is a superb, disciplined CEO who knows San Antonio well and cares deeply about improving our city. We are indeed fortunate to have her join us.”
As Mock becomes involved with the board, she said she is eager to contribute to the Rivard Report‘s mission of making San Antonio a better place to live, work, and play.
“It was really easy to throw my energy into the mission of making San Antonio a better place,” Mock said. “[Quality journalism] is so important in shaping a community and making sure the stories that need to be heard are heard.”
Before her move to Texas, Mock lived in Memphis and served as CEO and part-owner of Flagstone Hospitality Management, which at the time managed 55 hotels in 29 states and more than 3,000 employees.
She first entered the hospitality industry as an internal auditor after graduating college, going on to hold positions in the finance and marketing departments, and eventually taking on a leadership role at Flagstone. After having twins, she and her husband decided to move to San Antonio.
“To me, it is one of the greatest places to raise children,” Mock said. “I just love everything about San Antonio.”
Upon arriving in Texas, Mock reflected on her career aspirations and chose to spend more time giving back to causes important to her.
“I was always one of those people when I was the CEO of my company that said someday I’ll be a do-gooder, someday I’ll give back when I have time,” Mock said. “So I found myself in San Antonio, didn’t know a lot of people, [with] young kids, and so I kind of checked myself on that commitment that I had made to myself all those years when I wasn’t giving back.”
She started volunteering her time at the Healing Arts Project and the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
In 2011, Mock became CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio. Over her nearly eight years in the role, the organization’s reach has more than doubled. The club operates six clubhouses and has a presence in 47 schools, serving more than 9,000 students each year.
“Angie is on everyone’s list of top-performing nonprofit leaders in San Antonio,” said Robert Rivard, Rivard Report editor and publisher. “My own brief experience standing up and leading a local nonprofit has only increased the great respect I’ve always had for the city’s high-performing nonprofits and their visionary leaders. We will learn a lot from Angie as we continue to reach higher here to provide public service journalism and greater civic engagement in San Antonio. Given how busy Angie is at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, it’s an honor to have her invest her time and talents on our board.”
Mock said she first became interested in serving on the Rivard Report‘s board after talking with vice chair John “Chico” Newman Jr. The two met when Newman began supporting Mock’s work at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio. She said she considers Newman a mentor and is excited to work with him in building the Rivard Report‘s presence in San Antonio.
“Angie is the total package: was CEO of her own successful hotel company, now CEO of an outstanding nonprofit serving critical needs in San Antonio and totally understands good governance,” Newman said. “We are most fortunate to have Angie on the board.”