Berto Guerra is Chairman – CEO of Avanzar Interior Technologies GP, LLC., an automotive interiors manufacturing company and Co-Owner of three VBM Auto Group Dealerships, Toyota of Boerne, Nissan of San Marcos and Nissan of NewBraunfels. He retired as Vice President-Legislative and Constituency Affairs for SBC (now AT&T). His responsibilities included oversight of legislative activity in SBC’s US region, PAC (Political Action Committee) solicitation and monitoring, and external education for elected officials, regulators and 3rd Party constituency groups.
Guerra began his career with Southwestern Bell in 1978 as a business office supervisor. He progressed through a number of positions in customer services and external affairs. Prior to his last assignment, Guerra was Executive Vice President-National Constituency Relations overseeing minority, disabled, education, consumer and senior constituent groups. He also served as Executive Vice President-External Affairs for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, managing director-corporate development for SBC Communications Inc. and as President of Southwestern Bell International Development.
Before joining the SBC family of companies, Guerra served in an owner or manager capacity for various hotel, restaurant and movie theater businesses in Texas.
Guerra has long been active in many professional, civic, and scholastic organizations:
Born in Roma, Texas, and raised in Corpus Christi, Guerra received a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Interdisciplinary Management from Texas State University in 1984. He also completed the Penn State Executive Management Program in 1991. He and his wife, Tammy, have four children and ten grandchildren.