Charlie Amato | SWBC

Charlie Amato

Chairman & Co-founder of SWBC
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40+ years


Regent, Texas State University System (2012 Chairman; now serving his third term)

Board Member, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio Branch (now serving his second term)


Bachelor of Business Administration
Sam Houston State University, 1970

Skills andExpertise

Insurance operations


Product development


Published Works

  • Investor, San Antonio Spurs
  • Chairman, Texas State University System Foundation
  • Board Member, Lone Star Capital Bank
  • National Director, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
  • Vice Chairman, Texas Business Leadership Council
  • Board Member, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Board Member, Silver and Black Give Back
  • Board Member, Botanical Research Institute of Texas
  • Board Member, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; 2000 Chairman
  • Board Member, USLD Communications, 1992–1997
  • Member, InfraGard; Vice President, 2009–2011
  • Life Member, Alamo Bowl; 1999–2001 Chairman
  • Past Chairman, United Way; 2012 General Campaign Chair
  • Past Chair, Campaign Cabinet, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, 2013–2014
  • Past Chairman, University of the Incarnate Word Board of Trustees
  • Past Chairman, Advisory Council, Sam Houston State University College of Business
  • Past Chairman, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care Corp. Board of Directors, San Antonio
  • Past Chairman, Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation
  • Past Chairman, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
  • Past Chairman, Advisory Council, The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business

Awards and Recognition

  • 2018 Richard W. Weekley Public Policy Leadership Award from the Texas Business Leadership Council
  • 2018 Legacy Leaders Award from the San Antonio Business Journal
  • 2017 Impact Award from Sam Houston State University Sport Management Industry
  • 2106 Pathfinder Award from the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • 2016 Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Incarnate Word
  • 2016 Icons in Healthcare Honoree—CentroMed
  • 2015 Citation Award from Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
  • 2014 Creation of The Gary Dudley and Charlie Amato Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neurology at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
  • 2013 Inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame
  • 2012 Salute to Excellence Award from the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012 Health Care Advocate Award from San Antonio Business Journal
  • 2010 Inducted into the Texas City ISD Hall of Honor
  • 2009 Awarded the Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion for Entrepreneurship
  • 2008 Esperanza Award from the Southwest Mental Health Center
  • 2007 United Communities of San Antonio Brotherhood Humanitarian Award
  • 2006 Inducted into the College of Business Hall of Honor at Sam Houston State University
  • 2006 Inducted into the San Antonio Business Hall of Fame
  • 2006 Graduate of FBI Citizens Academy
  • 2005 Honorary Professor of Surgery in Cardiothoracic Surgery from the U T Health San Antonio
  • 2004 Rosa Award from CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care Corp.
  • 2004 San Antonio Business Journal’s “One of the Most Influential San Antonians”
  • 2001 Sam Houston State University Distinguished Alumni
  • 1998 Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service Medal
  • 1992 South Texas Entrepreneur of the Year, Financial Services Category
  • 1990 Society of International Business Fellows

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