Innovation

San Antonio Innovation

Innovation

The Team

The Office of Innovation team is made up of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds and training in process improvement and/or project management methodologies.


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Jose De La CruzChief Innovation Officer

Jose has been with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Innovation in various capacities since November 2012. Prior to his work with the City, Jose worked at the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) for six years where he held various management roles in the call center, billing, and process improvement divisions.

He attended the University of Texas – San Antonio where he received his undergraduate and Master of Public Administration degrees. Jose is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is trained in Lean Six Sigma.



Kate Mason

Kate MasonInnovation Manager

Kate has been with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Innovation since September 2012. Prior to her work with the City, Kate worked in the Texas Legislature and New York City politics.

She attended Trinity University (CT) for her undergraduate degree and the University of Texas LBJ School for her Master of Public Affairs degree. Kate is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is trained in project management. Her areas of interest and expertise include strategic planning, community engagement, and communications.



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Tyler BahrSenior Performance & Management Specialist

Tyler has been with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Innovation since January 2014. Prior to his work with the City, Tyler worked in the banking industry and brings a breadth of financial experience to the team.

He attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate degree and the University of Utah for his Master of Public Administration degree. Tyler is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is trained in project management. His areas of interest and expertise include finance and performance measurement.



Matthew Reat

Matthew Reat • Senior Performance & Management Specialist

Matt joined the Office of Innovation team in December of 2016.  He brings over 20 years of management, executive leadership, and consulting experience to the group.

He received his undergraduate degree and master’s degree from Texas Tech University.  His bachelor’s degree is in International Economics, and his Master’s is in Business Administration, with a certification in Health Organization Management.  Matt also possesses a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and has a strong background in Lean process improvement, as well as traditional and Agile project management.



Hannah Santiago

Hannah Santiago • Senior Performance & Management Specialist

Hannah joined the City of San Antonio’s Office of Innovation in July of 2017. Prior to her work with the City, Hannah worked in strategic transportation planning for VIA Metropolitan Transit and Jacobs Engineering on multi-million dollar long-range, corridor, land-use and capital planning projects.

She attended Trinity University (San Antonio) where she received her undergraduate in Urban Studies. Hannah is an American Institute of Certified Planner (AICP) and trained in project management. Hannah is committed to partnerships, inclusion and fostering meaningful community conversations.



Alyssa McMullin

Alyssa McMullinPerformance & Management Specialist

Alyssa has been with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Innovation since October 2015. Prior to her work with Innovation, Alyssa worked in the Budget Office for the City of San Antonio and in the City Manager’s Office for the City of Wichita.

She received her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas and her undergraduate degree from Cornell College. Alyssa is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.



Matthew Llewellyn

Matthew Llewellyn • Performance & Management Specialist

Matt has been with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Innovation since November of 2016.  Prior to joining the team he worked as an analyst for the City of San Antonio’s Animal Care Services Department.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from the University of Minnesota and his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Metropolitan State University.  Matt is trained in project management and is a certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.  His areas of interest are in data analytics, GIS analysis, and process improvement.

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