Marina Alderete Gavito, Board Secretary

Marina Alderete Gavito

Board Member

Marina is currently an Innovation Director at USAA. In her role, she builds and creates partnerships with high-tech startups for USAA Labs. She also oversees strategic partnerships, academic partnerships, and manages the relationships with the local tech community.

Prior to USAA, Marina was at Rackspace for seven years holding leadership and technical roles. She was also the founding Executive Director of Tech Bloc- a local tech advocacy group who helped rally support to keep rideshare in San Antonio as well as work with the city and county’s economic development teams to make San Antonio attractive to a creative class of workers.
Marina serves her community in the following ways:
  • Chairs  M.O.V.E. Texas (Move. Organize. Vote. Empower) board
  • Member of the Ella Austin Community Center board
  • Member of the St. Mary’s University Alumni Association
  • Founding board member of New Leaders Council- San Antonio Chapter
  • Serves as an appointee of Commissioner Wolff for the Bexar County Child Welfare Board
  • Serves as an appointee of Mayor Nirenberg on the Airport Systems Development Committee
  • Serves on the VIA board Executive Committee and Chairs the Finance and Oversight Committee
  • Serves on the UTSA College of Engineering Advisory Committee

Marina graduated from St. Mary’s University with her BBA and earned her MBA from DePaul Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Marina was also a part of Leadership San Antonio (LSA) Class 40 and served on the LSA Steering Committee Class 43.

Marina enjoys running (marathons and half-marathons) and spending time with her family.