The Paseo del Rio Association
Founded in 1968, The Paseo del Rio Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote, protect and preserve the San Antonio River Walk, the number one tourist attraction in Texas. The Association accomplishes this through the production of special events along the River Walk throughout the year, the publication of Rio Magazine, and the hosting of http://www.TheSanAntonioRiverwalk.com. The Paseo del Rio serves as an advocate, facilitator, and moderator among the business, civic, and governmental communities on matters concerning the River Walk.
The Association is governed by a Board of Directors, whose policies are carried out by the Executive Committee and supported and managed on a day-to-day basis by an Executive Director and a staff of four. Membership in the Paseo del Rio Association is a collaboration of over 150 hotels, restaurants, retailers, and suppliers. Each month, members come together to share thoughts on issues of concern and carry their collective message directly to representatives of City departments, vendors, and fellow operators along the River Walk.
The Paseo del Rio Association also offers an opportunity for the general community to be involved with the River Walk through a volunteer support group. The volunteers support the activities on the River Walk by contributing volunteer hours to the planning and production of special events throughout the year.
Ducky Quackett, the official Mascot of the San Antonio River Walk, acts as Goodwill Ambassador for the River Walk and strives to educate tourists and locals alike about the River Walk’s history and the mission of the Paseo del Rio Association.
For more information on how you can become involved with the Paseo del Rio Association, call 210-227-4262.
Paseo del Rio Association 2013-2014 Board of Directors
Justin Holley, Wyndham Garden River Walk
Tammy Peacock- Werline, Hard Rock Cafe
Terry Corless, Mad Dog's
John Carbajal, Rio Rio Cantina
Andy Hearon, El Tropicano Hotel
Cece Smith, Smithprint
Joe Melton, Embassy Suites
Chair, Operators Committee
Andreas Esparza, Boudro's
Board of Directors
Ben Garcia, Silver Eagle
Andres Munoz, Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Laurence Seiterle, Zurich Properties
Michael Teran, Swig Martini Bar
John Beauchamp, Hixon Properties
Jesse Holguin, Pepsi
Nancy Kilpo, Grand Hyatt
Beth Ticku-Smith, Hotel Valencia
Pierre Olivier, Casa Rio
Mae Escobar, aMAEzing Marketing
Tom Lawrence, Dons & Bens
Shannon Miller, Office of Historic Preservation, COSA
Mark Bohanan, Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood
Kevin Donohue, Donohue Media
Teresa Johnson, Broadway Bank
Chris Oviatt, River Center Mall
John Seabers, Sinclair Broadcasting
Jim Mery, Downtown Operations
Anthony Piazzi, Centro SA
Steve Schauer, San Antonio River Authority