Will Garrett, who for years has led efforts accelerating the growth of the region’s vast cybersecurity sector, is the newest member of Port San Antonio’s leadership team.
In his new role as the Port’s Vice President and Director of Cybersecurity Development, Garrett will continue to work hand-in-hand with public- and private-sector cybersecurity organizations throughout the region, across the U.S. and internationally. His work as a strategic industry leader will further raise San Antonio’s profile as a global capital of cyber expertise and innovation.
“We’re thrilled to have a proven and respected leader like Will join our team,” said Port President and CEO Jim Perschbach. “He will remain an instrumental partner ensuring that San Antonio continues strengthening our ecosystem for cybersecurity in the years ahead. Will brings tremendous expertise and has worked hard for many years to develop the right strategic connections for that to happen, including those between industry, educational institutions and a fast-growing marketplace of opportunities around the world.”
“It’s a true honor to join the team that is leading San Antonio’s growth in the most dynamic sector of our economy,” said Garrett. “The critical mass at the Port and the organization’s strategic vision to accelerate collaborations between cybersecurity and mature industries in San Antonio give our community a globally competitive edge to capture even more big opportunities,” he added.
Garrett joins the Port after serving nearly four years as Executive Director of CyberSecurity San Antonio—an industry-driven program created to accelerate the growth of the cyber sector in the region. He’s also the co-founder of the Build Sec Foundry—an incubator for the development of new cybersecurity products and technology.
Previously, Garrett led the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Department and managed federal and state advocacy efforts, as well as the organization’s support of the region’s numerous military missions.
He received his undergraduate degree in communications and international studies from Texas Lutheran University (TLU) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.