Louis J. Fox

Louis J. Fox

Louis J. Fox

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Show Date: July 10th, 2019

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Louis J. Fox
President and CEO
Urban Advisory Services

Lou Fox has extensive experience in public service in large, medium and small municipalities. He served as a recruitment director to provide qualified candidates for local governments and special districts. He has exceptional writing and research skills with creative thinking. Lou is focused and highly motivated management professional, with extensive experience in Strategic Workforce Planning, EEO, OHR and Diversity Management.


1990 – Present Owner, President of Urban Advisory Services
Provides strategic planning and executive search service to public sector clients.

2006-2017- Assistant to President at University of the Incarnate Word
On the UIW Executive Council to seek funding for University capital projects including the Medical School at Brooks, improvements to the Hildebrand /Broadway street and drainage project, the University Bowden Eye clinics, the fencing center and numerous other projects and programs. Also, worked as Instructor in the HEB School of Business and Administration.

2003-2005- City Manager, City of Lubbock Gas Utility, Lubbock, TX.
Oversaw the City’s Municipal service to 250,000 citizens. Worked with the Mayor and City Council to develop a five year strategic plan, formulate the annual budget and capital improvements program. Worked with the City owned Electric and Gas Utility with to improve the financial status and increase the city’s return on equity.

1998-2003- Regional Director, Maximus Inc.
Provided executive recruitment to local government and special districts.

1990-1998- Chair Professor of Masters in Urban Administration Program,
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX.
Educated students to service in city and county governmental agencies resulting in graduates obtaining positions as city managers, county managers, and department heads across the country.

1981-1990- City Manager, City of San Antonio, TX.
Under leadership of Mayor Henry Cisneros and City Council, the city expanded numerous service and programs including: Downtown redevelopment, increased revenue, major drainage and street projects, international relations, Port San Antonio and countless others.

1977-1981- Deputy City Manager, City of San Antonio, TX.
Report directly to the city manager overseeing numerous departments.

1972-1977- City Manager, City of Orange, Orange, TX.
Mayor and City Council to improve the downtown including a new library and the STARK Museum.

1968-1972-Assistant City Manager, City of Overland Park, KS.
Reported directly to the City Manager and oversaw numerous departments including Finance, Police, Economic development, and Public Works.

1967- Internship- City of Wichita, KS.
Budget Analyst, Graduate Internship


1965-1967- Graduate Student, MPA, Program University of Kansas- MPA, Degree awarded

1963-1965-Student, University of Missouri
BS Degree, Business Administration

1961-1963-Student; Harris Teachers College, St. Louis MO.
AA Pre Business Administration


1967-1977- USMC
Served in US Marine Core and US Army reserve


Chair, Mid Town, TIRZ, San Antonio, TX,
Board Member, Brooks TIRZ, San Antonio, TX.
Board Member at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and School.


Married to Kye Fox and raised two children, Sarah Beth and Mathew Thomas

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , http://www.HeartofTexasRealty.com and on http://www.KLUP.com. In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, http://www.Bjorns.com and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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