Dennis Martinez, DMAssociates

In the course of his twenty-five year career, Dennis Martinez has gained considerable experience implementing complex public-private initiatives. As principal of DMAssociates, Mr. Martinez has consulted for a wide variety of public and private entities, including the San Antonio Housing Authority, the Alamo Community College District, Boeing, and the Downtown Dallas Improvement District.

Prior to founding DMAssociates, Mr. Martinez served as Special Projects Officer for the City of San Antonio, Director of the Office of Minority Business Opportunity for the City of Dallas, and Director of the Dallas Economic Development Department. An active leader in the business and non-profit communities of San Antonio, Mr. Martinez also possesses expertise in disadvantaged business development and first-hand knowledge of the challenges surrounding the federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, the latter gained during his successful tenure as Director of Commercial Development for EG&G Management Services, which had been charged with oversight of the redevelopment plans for the former Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio.

Mr. Martinez additionally serves as an Adjunct Professor in Texas Political History, Public Policy and Urban Economics for the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also a longtime advocate for public libraries and was elected in 2006 to the board of the Urban Libraries Council.