San Antonio Visits the Capital


Kevin C. Dinnin, president and CEO of the BCFS System, attended the annual SA to DC trip to the nation’s capital this past week to take part in the Welcome Breakfast, sponsored by the BCFS System. Peter T. Gaynor, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), was the invited guest and keynote speaker of the event.

Kevin introduced Administrator Gaynor and presented him with a thank you gift, a Texas flag that was flown over the Alamo in the administrator’s honor.

Gaynor was confirmed to be the new head of FEMA on January 14, 2020. He has more than 11 years of experience in emergency management, having previously served as the director of Rhode Island’s Emergency Management Agency in 2015.

For the past 42 years, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has led an annual trip to Washington, D.C., where key leaders in San Antonio’s businesses and community meet with members of Congress and other key federal agencies. The goal of the trip is to advocate for some of the most pressing issues that directly affect our community.