OUR PURPOSE.

OCI Group is a social purpose consulting firm focused on economic and leadership development.

Social purpose is at the core of our work because we are passionate about actively engaging our community and altering the way business is conducted in this global 21st century society by demonstrating that “social good” is good for business and good for our communities.

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We work with companies, organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to support building genuine “social purpose businesses (SPBs),” through which we demonstrate that being concerned with the “greater good” in the community will help them achieve their goals and improve their bottom line.

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OUR PROCESS.

One of OCI Group’s most distinctive features is our three-step consulting model that addresses Paradigm, Purpose, and Practice. We work with clients to shape their outlook and craft leadership and economic development practices, with the intent to utilize this for the benefit of the community around them.

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We engage local leaders, business owners and develop resources — social, political and financial — to create a contingent of people that will support the client’s endeavors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Team

All six of the OCI Group owners have over 60 years of combined experience in providing these kinds of services, specifically, educational outreach, community organizing, marketing and communications, and strategic campaign planning. They each have lived and been involved with ventures all over the United States, Latin America and Europe.

H. Analco González, JD, MBA

Managing Partner; Business & Community Development, Lobbying

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Born in San Antonio, Texas, raised throughout México and in San Antonio. Founder of the Hispanic Youth Leaders Organization. Founder of the San Antonio Young Leaders Conference. Founder of the National Hispanic Institute – OLLU Leadership Service Center. A graduate of Health Careers High School, San Antonio, Texas. Bachelor of Arts from Rice University, Houston, Texas. MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX. Adjunct Professor in the School of Business and Leadership at Our Lady of the Lake University.

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Professor Analco González has taught at Memorial High School in the Edgewood ISD of San Antonio, TX. He owned and co-founded an importing company originally out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a volunteer and consulting chief trainer for numerous leadership experiences implemented locally, nationally, and internationally by the National Hispanic Institute and the local affiliate, The National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio (formerly the San Antonio Community Leadership Council). He serves on the Board of Directors for the national non-profits, Center for New Communities (C4NC) and the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), both based out of Washington, D.C., and the Texas-based non-profit, Healthy Futures of Texas. Analco has lived and studied throughout various parts of México as well as in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has won numerous awards; most recently was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by the National Hispanic Institute. He has authored several articles one of which was published in the Journal of Legal Studies Education. Analco writes and develops business and leadership training curriculum for non-profits, educational institutions, as well as for corporations. He was ranked as the “Top 100 Emerging Latino Leaders” by the National Hispanic Institute in 2012.

H. Analco González, JD, MBA

Managing Partner

Business & Community Development, Lobbying

Luis G. González, JD

Senior Partner; Business Development & Start-Ups, Lobbying

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Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Founding member of the Hispanic Youth Leaders Organization while in middle school. First Secretary of State from the City of San Antonio at the annual leadership experience, The Lorenzo De Zavala Youth Legislative Session, by the National Hispanic Institute. A graduate of Communication Arts High School, San Antonio, Texas. Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, Stanford, California, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX.

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Luis owned and co-founded an importing company originally out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a volunteer and consulting chief trainer for numerous leadership experiences implemented locally, nationally, and internationally by the National Hispanic Institute and the local affiliate, The National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio (formerly the San Antonio Community Leadership Council). Luis has traveled to Costa Rica, where he went on a national soccer tour with his collegiate team at Stanford. He has also lived and studied throughout Europe, particularly in Spain, as well as in New York City, Washington D.C., and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Luis was recently recognized with the National Hispanic Institute’s Distinguished Alumni Award and he was ranked as the “Top 100 Emerging Latino Leaders” by the National Hispanic Institute in 2012. He currently has his own law practice focused on business law and intellectual property.

Luis G. González, JD

Senior Partner

Business Development & Start-Ups, Lobbying

Ixchell González, M.Ed.

Partner; Educational Curriculum & Organizational Management

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Born and raised in Cuernavaca, Morelos, México and San Antonio, Texas. Founding member of the Hispanic Youth Leaders Organization. Founding member of the San Antonio Community Leadership Council. She attended schools in México and Texas graduating from Health Careers High School in San Antonio, Texas. Receiving a Bachelor in Education with a Minor in Reading from St. Mary’s University and a Master in Educational Leadership from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas.

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Ixchell is a graduate of numerous top-ranked leadership programs including the National Hispana Leadership Institute’s “Executive Leadership Program”, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University “Effective Change through Public Policy Management” Certificate Program, and the Center for Creative Leadership’s “Leadership Development” Program. She has been a professional dancer/instructor throughout the U.S. and México. She continues to be a life long educator serving as a volunteer, teacher, curriculum coordinator, Head of School and Superintendent. She is the chief architect behind the contemporary Project Administrator position of the National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio’s Great Debate Team. Ixchell has lived and studied throughout various parts of México.

Ixchell González, M.Ed.

Partner

Educational Curriculum & Organizational Management


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Olivia Travieso, MPAff

Partner; Public Affairs, Branding & Marketing

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Born and raised in San Antonio, Olivia is a graduate of Incarnate Word High School (IWHS). She was a founding member and President of the IWHS Chapter of the Hispanic Youth Leaders Organization. Olivia has her Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies and Political Science from Southwestern University. She holds a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas at Austin and completed the LBJ School Portfolio Program in Nonprofit Studies through the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service. While at the LBJ School she was published as a contributing author for the “Texas Financial Transparency: Open and Online,” Policy Research Project and served as the Teaching Assistant for the City Manager of San Antonio.

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In addition to public affairs, Olivia is the chief branding and marketing person for OCI Group and has been the liaison working with our partner Rumble Creative on various projects, including San Antonio’s SA2020. She continues to be the driving force behind community initiatives as a volunteer Lead Trainer, Community Outreach Coordinator and Parent Liaison for the National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio (formerly the San Antonio Community Leadership Council). She has also contributed as a volunteer for the National Hispanic Institute’s local, national and international leadership experiences. Olivia has lived and studied in several parts of México, as well as in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil.

Olivia Travieso, MPAff

Partner

Public Affairs, Branding & Marketing

Anita L. Fernández, MA

Partner; Nonprofit Management, Latin American History & Art

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Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Founder and first President of the IWHS Chapter of the Hispanic Youth Leaders Organization. Graduate of Incarnate Word High School, San Antonio, Texas. A Graduate of Southwestern University with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and a focus in Anthropology. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, M.A.

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Anita served as a pivotal contributor toward the development of community and public affairs during her time at the Museo Alameda, the first formal Smithsonian affiliate in the U.S. and the official Latino Museum of Texas and remains a dedicated community supporter of the arts. She also volunteers as the Project Administrator for the National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio’s Great Debate Team, a program for high school freshmen. She has experience developing and implementing college readiness curriculum for the K – 12 grade levels. She is currently a District 1 Appointee for the San Antonio SA2020 Commission on Education. Youth leadership, education and culture remain at the heart of her personal and professional endeavors. Anita has lived and studied in D.F., Oaxaca, Veracruz, and Chiapas, México.

Anita L. Fernández, MA

Partner

Nonprofit Management, Latin American History & Art

José Alberto Vidal, MBA

Junior Partner; Small Business Advising, Bilingual Services

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A native of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México, and is a graduate of Cathedral High School in El Paso, TX. He has a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Marketing from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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He owned an importing company originally out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. José Alberto has lived, worked and studied throughout México as well as in Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently, he is involved in a business initiative on the Eastside of San Antonio, TX.

José Alberto Vidal, MBA

Junior Partner

Small Business Advising, Bilingual Services

SERVICES.

 

Economic Development

Intergovernmental Affairs & Lobbying

Strategic Outreach

Communications

Marketing & Branding

 

Case Study

Government Affairs & Economic Development

Case Study

Lyft

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Rideshare has been called “disruptive innovation,” a technology of the zeitgeist, pushing boundaries and pulling the past into the future. It presents immense opportunities for positive change in business and society. How cities react to disruptive technology and innovation will ultimately determine their future growth, success and quality of life. OCI Group works to shape that reaction and ensure positive outcomes that are beneficial both to business and communities. One such example of how OCI Group is accomplishing this goal is through its partnership with the Transportation Network Company, Lyft.
OCI Group is proud to have partnered with Lyft, providing services in intergovernmental affairs & lobbying, marketing and branding, communication, strategic outreach and crafting workshops and presentations to best convey the shared vision of better connected communities with opportunity for all. OCI Group has organized riders and drivers to advocate before City Hall against unnecessarily burdensome regulations, and played a key role in lobbying City Councilmembers to bring rideshare back to San Antonio in August 2015. However, OCI Group’s work has not been limited to the municipal level, and in 2016 it worked with County Commissioners to secure approval of a pilot program that would provide Bexar County employees with credit to use Lyft during Fiesta. Most importantly, OCI Group has played a major role in crafting the policies employed by the City of San Antonio to deal with the emergence of such an innovative technology. With an optional ten-print background check for drivers, driver and vehicle identification and tracking through the app and ETA provided, riders can rest assured that their safety is a top priority for both Lyft and local government. OCI Group’s work was critical in striking this accord, and as a result San Antonio now stands as a model for the state and the nation of how rideshare companies can be integrated into communities to the benefit of both provider and consumer while ensuring safety and creating opportunity for historically underserved communities.
Lyft is an excellent example of how OCI Group’s approach as a Social Purpose Consulting firm ultimately reaps benefits for both the businesses and the communities they serve. Lyft not only connects riders with drivers, but also works diligently to create positive social impact. By engaging and attending to communities that have been historically underserved by traditional transportation services, Lyft opens the door to opportunity for individuals that may never have imagined they could experience the same level of accessibility and mobility as those with conventional means of transportation. Moreover, by utilizing space in vehicles that would not normally be used, as well as mitigating the need for personal vehicles in urban areas, Lyft does its part to ensure that the future of transportation is green. Ultimately, OCI Group and Lyft are working together to grow more integrated, mutually rewarding and positively impacted communities, outcomes that would have been more challenging without OCI Group’s work to create a policy environment in which Lyft can flourish.

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Leadership Development

Educational Consulting

Curriculum Development & Implementation

Workshops/Presentations

Governance

 

Case Study

Leadership Development Case Study

National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio

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For over 15 years, the National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio (NHISA), formerly the San Antonio Community Leadership Council, has worked with thousands of area youth to cultivate their leadership development, promote community involvement and foster cultural awareness for all those who participate in the National Hispanic Institute’s (NHI) summer experiences. As the regional affiliate of NHI, NHISA is able to reinforce the ideology and practice of this youth leadership organization with youth from across San Antonio and the surrounding areas—building a new vanguard of Latino leadership that will carry our Latino Community through the 21st century.

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The founders and partners of OCI Group all met through their shared passion for and work with NHI and NHISA. These organizations have left an indelible impact on the lives of OCI Group’s consultants, so we have continued to support the advancement of their initiatives through communications and marketing services, community outreach and branding, curriculum writing at the local and national level, capital campaign and fundraising oversight, among other general nonprofit consultation services.

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The partners of OCI Group have been involved with NHISA since its inception in 1995 so there are numerous examples of work that has been executed over the years, however a recent example is OCI Group’s development of the relationship between NHISA and the San Antonio Spurs Sports and Entertainment organization. OCI Group connected NHISA with the San Antonio Spurs Sports and Entertainment organization to promote the members of the San Antonio Great Debate team and sell Spurs tickets where a portion of the proceeds went toward fundraising for the student participants. Members of the Great Debate team and their families have rallied around the Spurs organization promoting and selling a record number of tickets for a partnership of this nature. In addition, the Great Debate team members and staff have been recognized pre-game or during half time at center court in front of a packed AT&T Center for multiple Spurs games.

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Through this creative and engaging opportunity, a new model for community involvement and connection was developed which promotes and supports the youth of our city and the positive and strategic contributions that organizations like the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA, the National Hispanic Institute and OCI Group can make. The NBA is currently looking to the San Antonio Spurs and NHISA as a model for what can be done throughout the rest of the league, making this a sustainable and replicable effort for the future.

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Certifications

Certified Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB), Emerging Small Business Enterprise (ESBE), Hispanic American Business Enterprise (HABE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) through the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA).

Certified Action Learning Trainers through the World Institute for Action Learning.

Click here to view a full list of OCI Group’s NAICS & PSC service codes.

“We are very pleased with the work OCI Group has done for Lyft. We work with consulting companies all over the world and OCI Group has stood out as one of the best. It was a challenging 18-month journey to keep Lyft in San Antonio, and this would not have been possible without the collaboration, innovation, and sincere passion of OCI Group. OCI Group continues to play a critical role in Lyft’s success in San Antonio.”

–Joseph Okpaku, VP of Government Relations, Lyft

 

“OCI Group has injected our mission with tremendous energy, strategy and big ideas that are coming to fruition across our award-winning programs.  Through content, personal involvement and alignment of resources for greater impact – they are part of our team and we are better for it.”

–Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation

 

“People En Español is about bringing our Latino community together and celebrating its richness. Because our community is so diverse, it is imperative that we have partners who genuinely understand this and have first hand experience building networks and collaborating across states and borders. OCI Group is a partner that has demonstrated great passion and capacity to do just that. This firm has strong relationships and a reputation for doing positive work that will represent their client in the best way possible. We have the utmost confidence in OCI Group because they genuinely care.”

–Monique Manso, Publisher, People En Español Magazine

Partners

The following are some of the clients, boards or supporters of OCI Group for which we have provided economic or leadership development services and assisted with leadership initiatives at a local, national and/or international level.

DISCLAIMER: OCI Group utilizes the term “partner” as a way to describe a client and/or supporter of OCI Group. The term “partner” in no way suggests a legal business partnership formation. OCI Group does not provide legal services to its clients/”partners”.

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