Kenny Wilson joined Haven for Hope as president and CEO in April 2016 after being unanimously selected by our Board of Directors. He leads Haven for Hope’s 200-plus employee workforce in our mission to save and transform the lives of persons who are experiencing homelessness.
Prior to Haven for Hope, Wilson served as Market President for Bank of America in San Antonio, a position he has held since 2000. He also served U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, as Managing Director and Market Executive, overseeing the investment management, credit, trust, and banking services for high net worth individuals and families in San Antonio, Austin, and Midland.
Throughout his career Wilson has been highly active in the San Antonio community, currently or previously serving in such leadership roles as chairman of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the University of Texas at San Antonio development board, chairman of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, chairman of the San Antonio Symphony, and board chair for the Free Trade Alliance. He is currently a board member of the San Antonio Museum of Art, the P16 Education Council and is a former member of the executive committee of The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. He has served as chairman of the Endowment Committee for the Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Foundation, for which he was awarded a lifetime membership to the Board, and was founding president of the Luminaria arts festival. Wilson has received numerous awards and recognitions for his public service, including the 2015 City Year Award and the 2015 Briscoe Friends of Youth Award.
Wilson is a native of Fort Worth. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University and completed post-graduate work in finance and accounting. His wife, Sharon, is the former Children’s/Student Minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. Two of their daughters are teachers, and their youngest daughter founded and operates a non-profit organization in El Salvador. The Wilsons have three grandchildren.