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Emily Bowe

Emily Bowe is the Operations Manager at the 80/20 Foundation and a Venture for America fellow. After a summer spent working alongside urban designers in the New York City Department of City Planning, she found her passion for cities, design, and policy that led her to serve on the Transportation Board and the Economic Development Board of Directors for the Town of Chapel Hill. Additional studies in urban planning and a summer in Louisville, Kentucky working on adaptive reuse of old buildings has made Emily interested in all aspects of urban development. Emily earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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Emily Bowe is the Operations Manager at the 80/20 Foundation and a Venture for America fellow. After a summer spent working alongside urban designers in the New York City Department of City Planning, she found her passion for cities, design, and policy that led her to serve on the Transportation Board and the Economic Development Board of Directors for the Town of Chapel Hill. Additional studies in urban planning and work in Louisville, Kentucky working on adaptive reuse of old buildings has made Emily interested in all aspects of urban development. Emily earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Lorenzo Gomez

As Executive Director, Lorenzo Gomez directs the educational, cultural, political, and civic strategic partnerships, philanthropic endeavors, and non-profit cross- collaboration efforts of the 80/20 Foundation.

Previously, Lorenzo worked at Cityvoice based here in San Antonio. There, he was in charge of customer service infrastructure, training and day-to-day operational strategy. Lorenzo had complete control of the relationship between CityVoice and its customer base.

Prior to CityVoice, Lorenzo spent a decade in multiple roles with managed hosting and cloud computing pioneer, Rackspace.


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As Executive Director, Lorenzo Gomez directs the educational, cultural, political, and civic strategic partnerships, philanthropic endeavors, and non-profit cross- collaboration efforts of the 80/20 Foundation.

Previously, Lorenzo worked at Cityvoice based here in San Antonio. There, he was in charge of customer service infrastructure, training and day-to-day operational strategy. Lorenzo had complete control of the relationship between CityVoice and its customer base.

Prior to CityVoice, Lorenzo spent a decade in multiple roles with managed hosting and cloud computing pioneer, Rackspace.

Lorenzo served as Director of Project Management, reporting to the COO’s office. In his role, Lorenzo was responsible for leading multiple projects including (but not limited to) IPv6 migration, process standardization and alignment efforts, and implementation of an order management system. During his tenure with Rackspace, Lorenzo was also responsible for assisting in the launch of European customer support operations, and managed multiple Microsoft and Linux support teams, improving the overall customer experience for Fortune Global 1000 clients.

A native to San Antonio, Texas, Lorenzo has served in various leadership positions with his church and is currently acting as Treasurer of LiberiaNow, a 501c3 agency serving the impoverished in Liberia, West Africa.

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Graham Weston

Graham Weston is one of the founders of Rackspace and now serves as Chairman of the Board. Graham has been a part of Rackspace from the beginning. Born and raised in the San Antonio area, he saw entrepreneurial opportunities in everything around him. He launched his first business venture as a seventh grader, marketing organic pork in newspaper ads that read “Go Hog Wild!” In high school, he built another business that took photos at livestock shows and sold them to contestants.


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Graham Weston is one of the founders of Rackspace and now serves as Chairman of the Board. Graham has been a part of Rackspace from the beginning. Born and raised in the San Antonio area, he saw entrepreneurial opportunities in everything around him. He launched his first business venture as a seventh grader, marketing organic pork in newspaper ads that read “Go Hog Wild!” In high school, he built another business that took photos at livestock shows and sold them to contestants.

He attended Texas A&M, where—you guessed it—he launched another business.

This one was inspired by his successful appeal of his father’s property tax bills, and led him to help other property owners appeal their bills.

Graham went into the real estate business, and led his family to buy and develop the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio. At the same time, he developed a keen interest in the possibilities of the Internet. In 1998, he and a partner provided the original capital for a business idea pitched by three local Trinity University students. They called it “Rackspace.com.” Graham joined the enterprise as CEO and remained in that position until 2006, when he became chairman.

In 2005, Graham was honored by the City of San Antonio for converting one of his vacant properties into a temporary shelter for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Nicknamed the “Hilton of Shelters” by the Denver Post, it housed more than 2,500 refugees.

Graham was named a 2006 “Best Boss” by Fortune Small Business magazine and was recognized as regional Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.