• United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Appoints Al Arreola Jr. as President/CEO

  • The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announces the appointment of Al Arreola Jr., former President / CEO of the South Texas Business Partnership in San Antonio, TX. Arreola will formally begin work in his new position on October 24th.  He succeeds John LaRue, who submitted his interest to retire earlier this year after serving three years as President/CEO. 
    “After an extensive search, the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce is pleased and excited to announce the selection of Al Arreola Jr. as the new President and CEO,” said Sam Longoria, Chairman of the Board.  “Mr. Arreola has clearly demonstrated an ability to successfully run a Chamber in San Antonio, with many community stakeholders both large and small.  Mr. Arreola is also the administrative agent responsible for consolidation of programs and operations in merger of the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce & West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. He is well-prepared to take on this new role, and we are confident in his ability to lead our Chamber to even greater heights.”
    Al Arreola Jr. was born in Del Rio, TX, and a graduate of Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi (TAMUCC).  In 2010, Arreola was selected as the Executive Director for his hometown Del Rio Chamber of Commerce.  In May 2014 he formally accepted the offer from the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce (now known as South Texas Business Partnership) to serve as the President and CEO.

    Al was part of the San Antonio Business Journal’s 2016 40 Under 40 class describing him as, “an authoritative voice in the discussion on how to redevelop the Southside.”  While in San Antonio, Al served the San Antonio Mobility Coalition (SAMCO) as Chairman of the Board and was the inaugural president of the TAMUCC-San Antonio Alumni Association. In his personal time, he enjoys all things tech, BBQ, DIY home projects, and taking walks with his chihuahua-mix pups Chewy and Chapo.