Chair of the Board of Trustees of VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority
Hope Andrade is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority. Prior to her election as VIA Chair in 2015, she served as the Commissioner Representing Employers for the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
Andrade served as Texas’ 107th Secretary of State from 2008 to 2012. She was Texas’ first Latina Texas Secretary of State and the fourth longest-serving Secretary in State history. Andrade also served as a Commissioner on the Texas Transportation Commission from 2003 to 2008.
She has been an entrepreneur, business owner and leader in the San Antonio business community for more than three decades.