EPIcenter's Advisory Council (EAC) was created for advising on matters that directly impact the relationship of EPIcenter and its leadership in the region that encompasses San Antonio, Austin and surrounding area.
The EAC is chaired by EPIcenter Board Member, Jenna Saucedo-Herrera.
Robert L. “Bob” Worth, Jr. is the Chairman of Worth & Associates, LTD., and founded the company in 1986. As Chairman and a leading investment developer, Bob focuses mainly on business development and new development projects for the company. Additionally, he plays an integral role in serving as the point of contact for some of the company’s largest tenants.
Worth began his career as a CPA for Ernst & Ernst, now Ernst & Young, after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. From there, Worth went on to serve as the Chief Financial Officer and a partner with Robert Callaway Corporation, a large regional developer, from 1981 to 1986. During his time with Callaway, Callaway predominately developed apartment communities, but also developed an office building, a high-rise condominium, and an office service center. It was during this time when Worth formed a strong desire to become a ground up developer.
With the real estate crash of 1986, Worth made the decision to go out on his own and co-founded Worth Thompson Associates, which in 1991, changed its name to R.L. Worth & Associates. In the early years, the main focus of the company was on acquiring distressed commercial properties from lenders. Worth raised private equity capital for acquisition costs, renovations and leasing costs. The company’s initial acquisitions consisted of industrial buildings, retail projects, office service centers and office buildings, all of which were located in San Antonio.
The Company began developing office service centers and flex-office projects in 1995 and later added value-office and class A office projects to its portfolio. Worth has developed over 2.6 million square feet and has acquired slightly over 1.7 million square feet of commercial development in South Texas.
Worth & Associates is celebrating its 32nd anniversary in 2018, and currently owns and manages a portfolio of almost 3.0 million sq. ft. of office and flex office space San Antonio and South Texas.
Morton “Mote” Baird graduated from San Antonio MacArthur High School, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas School of Law. After graduation from law school, Morton returned to San Antonio to begin his law career and to raise his family.
Morton has represented Texas Credit Unions since 1978. His law practice is devoted exclusively to representing credit unions, both large and small, throughout Texas.
He is Board Certified in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Morton co-founded the Real Estate Section of the San Antonio Bar Association and served as its first chairman.
Morton is a frequent lecturer to credit unions and industry groups on real estate related topics covering Texas law and Federal regulations.
TJ Mayes is Chief of Staff for Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. He was previously Chief of Staff for San Antonio District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg.
As an attorney and consultant in private practice, TJ advised 20 cities and 12 electric cooperatives on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters- including electric reliability, wholesale power contracts and distributed generation.
TJ teaches courses on law and policy at UTSA and volunteers extensively with multiple Bexar County school districts. He holds degrees from Texas Tech University and the SMU Dedman School of Law.
TJ lives in downtown San Antonio with his wife Laura and daughter Marisa. In his free time, he enjoys reading and running on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River.
Scott Smith is the President and Founder of EnSquared Consulting. Mr. Smith has over thirty years of management experience in environmental planning and compliance, including working for thirty-two years at CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned energy company in the nation providing both gas and electricity.
In addition to his leadership at CPS, Mr. Smith has served a variety of community and industry councils, committees, and boards. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Masters Leadership Program of San Antonio and Bexar County, and the Board of Directors of Build San Antonio Green.
Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas State University and his Masters of Science degree in Environmental Management from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Anita has been working for the community of San Antonio as the Executive Director of Build San Antonio Green for 14 years, where she has worked to build San Antonio's nationally recognized affordable green building program and is a champion for the equitable distribution of solar for all people.
Anita has served on several City planning committees and boards including the City of San Antonio’s Sustainable Building Code Task Force, the Mission Verde Alliance, SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan, SAWS Citizens Advisory Committee, and San Antonio Bike Share, to name a few. Her passion for people and vision for the future are at the heart of Build San Antonio Green’s current focus on SmartGreen Buildings and home automation as a tool for resiliency.