Charles "Marty" Wender
Charles Martin Wender (known to most as “Marty”) is well known for his achievements and vision.
Marty Wender, a Fort Worth native, began his San Antonio business career in 1969, upon graduating
from the Business Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin and marrying San Antonio
native Rene Lynn Mandel.
Marty Wender’s business real estate development projects in San Antonio include the 3,500 acre
Westover Hills development, one of the country’s premier, mixed use, large scale, master-planned,
developments; Fawn Meadow in the South Texas Medical Center; and Crownridge at IH 10 West
and Camp Bullis Road.
Marty was selected as one of five “Visionaries” by the San Antonio Business Journal special section
entitled “A Century of Business” for his vision and accomplishments in his revitalization of the
City’s west side and his Westover Hills Development. Westover Hills has become home to Sea
World of Texas, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort Hotel, Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q,
Maxim Integrated Products, Wells Fargo Operations Center, and the Alamo Colleges Northwest
Vista Campus. QVC Network, Inc., The American Funds Group/Capital Group Companies,
Nationwide Insurance, and numerous other major companies have built corporate campuses in
Westover Hills. Additionally, Westover Hills is home to seven major data center facilities, including
Microsoft and Valero.
Marty is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. He is a past Chairman of the Board
of the Alamo Public Telecommunications Council, a Board member of the Masters Leadership
Program of San Antonio and Bexar County, and a Board member of the University of Texas Health
Science Center San Antonio Cancer Therapy Research Center. Marty was the 2002 Chairman of the
Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; and was a member of “Team Toyota” that helped lure
Toyota to San Antonio. Marty served on the Board of the San Antonio Economic Development
Foundation; the Board of the San Antonio Medical Foundation; the University of Texas Health
Science Development Board, and many others. Additionally, Marty is a member of the University of
Texas Chancellor’s Council; the University of Texas Longhorn Advisory Council; and the University
of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business Advisory Council.
Marty Wender has been the recipient of many awards and recognitions because of his achievements,
his devotion and service to the community and his vision for the future of San Antonio and Texas.
Marty’s willingness to try the untried and his insistence on quality are his hallmarks.
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