579Jenny Carnes '99 Named New President & CEO of San Antonio Sports

Carnes will take over as president & CEO of the non-profit sports commission starting January 1, 2023

Jenny Carnes ‘99 was recently announced as the next President & CEO of San Antonio Sports. Carnes, who graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and was a prominent basketball and tennis player as a Cardinal, will lead the non-profit sports commission starting January 1, 2023. Starting as an intern with San Antonio Sports in 1999, Carnes has been moving up the organization for the past 23 years. Throughout her time at SAS, she has played a vital role in bringing prominent sporting events to the Alamo City, such as: seven NCAA Final Fours, the annual Rock ‘n Roll San Antonio Marathon, L’Étape by Tour de France bike race and other events. 

As an alumna, Carnes has supported UIW in many ways including serving on the UIW Alumni Association Board of Directors, the inaugural class of the 2005 UIW Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee and as a UIW Athletics Booster. One of the things the 2019 recipient of the UIW Alumni of Distinction Award in Service is most proud of is helping make UIW a co-host member institution for the 2021 NCAA Women's Final Four and the 2025 NCAA Men's Final Four.