Board of Directors
Daniel Castellanos Board President
V.P. Market Leader, Truist
I have a strong desire to provide service to the community where I live, worship, and where my children attend school. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and a career that allows me to help my clients achieve economic success and financial security. I want to give back and serve the community I am so proud of, Converse!
Kentreal Alexander Vice President
IT Specialist at Defense Health Agency
As a new member of the Converse community and a veteran of the United States Army, I want to continue to offer my services to the community that I now call home. After many years in the IT field, I recently decided it was time for me to start my own small IT business. I’m extremely excited about its future here in Converse and I intend for it to grow, just like this amazing place! Converse is a great city with endless possibilities and I’m excited for the opportunity to serve on the EDC Board.
Me and my family have been residents of Converse since 2008 and we absolutely love this city. We’ve seen all the changes over the past 15 years and we’re excited to be a part of all the future growth of the city. I am a 20 year Army Retiree, so I have a passion to serve all people and our community. I’m currently in the Financial Services industry and I’m committed to helping families build better futures. I’m a leader, I enjoy challenges, and being an EDC Board Member will allow me to help Converse overcome many challenges on our path to a brighter future.
Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering
Veronika is a full-time teacher at Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering and an active member of the Civil Air Patrol for the Randolph Composite Squadron. She utilizes her experience to consistently seek innovative ways in her work and her involvement within her community. Veronika has an Associate’s degree in computer science and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Education. Extremely proud to be a first-generation U.S. Citizen with three children and a loving husband, she feels as though she has found her home in a beautiful city with growing potential.
Brandon J. Grable
Founding Partner, Grable Grimshaw PLLC
Since joining the Army at seventeen, I have been devoted to serving my country, community, and family. I am a business owner, civil rights attorney, and First Sergeant in the Army Reserve. I have vast experience working with people in different environments across various industries and sectors. I have always been interested in local economic development and how it affects the community’s quality of life and well-being. As my family and I are residents of Converse, I want Converse to thrive!
Jessica Hannah is a proud Longhorn who is mission-driven and passionate about serving our community. With a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from UT Austin and a Master’s in Public Administration from UTSA, Jessica’s educational background and experience in non-profit leadership provides her with a unique perspective to serve. Jessica is also an active member of the San Antonio Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Board Member for the San Antonio Ivy Educational Fund, and helps her parents run a family-owned catering/food truck business, Billy Hannah’s Pulled Pork & More. Jessica is proud to serve the Converse community and she’s excited to help create a city that helps residents and businesses thrive.