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A broad coalition of public, private, and community partners are working together to reduce the digital divide.

Executive Committee

Luisa Casso, Private Funders / Toyota

Board Chair

Brian Dillard, COSA / Office of Innovation

Board Vice-Chair

Laura Cole, Bexar County / BiblioTech

Board Secretary

DIGITAL equity plan funders & partners
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Community advisory
  • Bexar County IT Department

  • Bexar County Community Outreach & Engagement

  • Bibliotech

  • Brooks Development Authority

  • Big Sun Solar

  • City Education Partners

  • Community First Health Plans

  • COSA Office of Economic Development

  • COSA Office of Innovation

  • COSA Office of Veteran Affairs

  • Dallas Federal Reserve Bank

  • Digital Inclusion Alliance of San Antonio

  • disABILITYsa

  • Education Service Center, Region 20

  • Empower House

  • Goodwill San Antonio

  • Housing First Coalition

  • Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA)

  • Institute for Self Reliance

  • Methodist Healthcare Ministries

  • National Digital Inclusion Alliance

  • OATS/Senior Planet

  • San Antonio Independent School District

  • San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

  • San Antonio Housing Authority

  • San Antonio OASIS

  • Texas A&M San Antonio

  • Toyota Motor North America

  • University Health


Luisa Casso has over 20 years of public affairs experience in the private, public and non-profit arenas. Ms. Casso is the manager of corporate communications for Toyota Motor North America, Inc. where she leads a dynamic team of professionals responsible for the external and internal communications for Toyota Texas.

Luisa Casso
Luia Casso

Manager of Corporate Communications, Toyota of Texas 

Vice Chair

Brian Dillard is currently the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Antonio. He began his career in public service in 2018 as the Smart City Administrator for the City of San Antonio. Prior to joining the local government sector, Brian was a Cybersecurity consultant in the private sector working with Shell Oil, Chevron Oil, Lockheed Martin, and Delta Risk. Brian began his career as a member of the United States Air Force where he served ten-years Active Duty as a Cybersecurity Operations Specialist. Brian is a third-generation Eastside San Antonio native. Upon returning to San Antonio toward the end of his military career, Brian became a neighborhood advocate and community leader.

Brian Dillard
Brian Dillard

Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Antonio


Originally from Minnesota, Laura has spent 15 years in County Government. She us Director of Biblio Tech responsible for development, implementation and expansion of Biblio Tech through numerous community partnerships including SAHA, Via Metropolitan Transit, UHS, 14 area school districts as well as Laredo Housing Authority and Housing Authority City of Brownsville.  Laura holds an MPA from UTSA and MLS from Texas Woman's University. Laura enjoys running, reading, cooking, bad jokes and her family.

Laura Cole
Laura Cole

Director, Bexar County Biblio Tech


Diane Warren, Bounceology - Operations/ Funder Relations Consultant

Baltazar Serna - Government Relations Consultants

Marcie Trevino Ripper, SATX Consultants -Policy, Data, and Government Relations Consultant

Michelle Martinez - Communications Consultant

“The team and I wake up every day with a passion to connect every resident in our community. Some residents are merely surviving by using the internet on their cell phones, but SA Digital Connects is committed to making sure all residents are thriving with fast, reliable and affordable internet in their home."

- Luisa Casso


Local Decision-Makers

  • COSA City Council

  • Bexar County Commissioners

  • City & County Staff

  • City & County IT / Procurement

State Decision-Makers

  • Bexar County Delegation (TX House & Senate)

  • Appropriations Committee

  • Glen Hegar - Comptroller, State of Texas

  • Greg Conte, Director, Broadband Development Office, State of Texas

Federal Decision-Makers

  • Federal Communications Commission

  • Dept. of Commerce, NTIA

We want to hear from you!

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