Erika Prosper Nirenberg

Erika Prosper Nirenberg

Erika Prosper Nirenberg
First Lady of San Antonio

Growing up as a migrant in the Rio Grande Valley, Erika now holds a Master’s in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School, and a B.A. in Plan II Liberal Arts and a second Bachelor’s of Science in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.  She is employed as an executive at H-E-B’s headquarters. 

Erika was the 2018 Chairwoman of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, having served on its Executive Board for 6 years.  She is also a member of the H-E-B Corporate Diversity Leadership Council and various workplace Task forces.  A former board member of Say Si Youth Arts, she now sits on the Girls Scouts of Southwest Texas Board, the Latina Power Network board and is part of the advisory Board for iempower and the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute . 

In 2019, she was named the Woman of the Year by the San Antonio Business Journal and in 2018 she was honored as a Leadership Texas Luminary Woman, having been a Leadership Texas 2015 graduate.  In 2017 Erika was honored with the Rising Star Award by the SA Women’s Chamber of Commerce and in 2016, she received the prestigious H-E-B’s David Ashworth Community Service Award and has received the Corporate Diversity Excellence Award for 2015 and 2016, as well.  Her proudest honor, however, was receiving the 2010 Association of Migrant Educators of Texas’ Migrant Alumni Award. 

As a co-founder and 2015/2016 Chair of the Latina Leadership Institute, much of Erika’s passion revolves around efforts to help improve quality of life among underserved populations through girls & women empowerment, entrepreneurship education and literacy.   She has led the creation of multiple education and economic development white papers, as well as an internationally available, bilingual workbook aimed at helping elementary school-aged children develop entrepreneurial mindsets. Erika and her husband, San Antonio Mayor, Ron Nirenberg, have one son, Jonah.


Keynote Session & Closing (2:00 PM - 2:45 PM)