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Jonathan Gurwitz

Jonathan Gurwitz

Commissioner
San Antonio, TX

Jonathan Gurwitz is a native of San Antonio.  He graduated from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with a degree concentration in international relations, law, and organization.  He is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.

Mr. Gurwitz has served as a community volunteer and as a member of the boards of directors of numerous nonprofit organizations.  He currently serves as chair of the Partners for Community Change Committee of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, and is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees. He also serves on the boards of directors of the San Antonio Mobility Coalition, the Returning Heroes Home, the Military and Veteran Community Collaborative and the Jewish Federation of San Antonio, of which is he a past board chairman. 

Mr. Gurwitz is vice president of KGBTexas Communications, the largest full-service communications agency in South Texas.  His office has led successful efforts in support of major public and private projects, including the City of San Antonio’s 2012 and 2017 bond programs, the Vista Ridge Pipeline project and the 2015 City of San Antonio Charter Amendment effort.

Prior to joining KGBTexas, Mr. Gurwitz was a columnist and member of the Editorial Board of the San Antonio-Express-News.  He served on the boards of directors of the Association of Opinion Journalists and the Association of Opinion Journalists Foundation and was the chairman of AOJ’s International Relations Committee.  His weekly columns were distributed by the Hearst News Service and the New York Times News Service. He was also a contributor to the Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Gurwitz is a fourth generation San Antonian and an avid saltwater fisherman.