Oscar Magaña, the youngest of three siblings and the son of Mexican immigrants who came to this country seeking a better life, is a successful veteran and businessman. Born in Burbank, California and raised between Mexico and the United States. Oscar has always been grateful for his parent's sacrifice. After graduating high school, Oscar enlisted in the U.S. Airforce and completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX with the goals of serving the nation that has given him so much. Oscar’s time in the Air Force was the first time he set foot in San Antonio and he knew that eventually he would return to San Antonio to make it his home.
While stationed at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, TX. he put his training into action. Oscar served in Operation Iraqi Freedom where he and fellow service members were awarded Army combat patches. After his service, Oscar returned to San Antonio a place he always considered home. He is currently an International Trade Specialist who is responsible for export development in Central & South Texas with a particular emphasis in supporting small and medium-sized businesses. Oscar works diligently with businesses that are ready to export and introduces them to potential clients overseas using trade shows, catalog shows, trade missions and several other services that support the local businesses abroad.
In addition to serving the business community of South Texas through his day job, Oscar served in various leadership positions with the Alamo Young Government Leaders. The organization helps promote professional development within the community to those interested in working for the local, state and federal government. Oscar served as the organization’s Communications Officer; in this role, he was responsible for maintaining social media, supervising the development of presentations/graphics, and marketing activities for the chapter. Rising in the ranks, Oscar ultimately became President of the Alamo Young Government Leaders. His leadership provided vision and guidance to the organization’s committees and Board of Directors.
Oscar completed his bachelor’s degree in International Business at ITESO, a Jesuit University in Guadalajara, Mexico and his MBA in International Business at Texas A&M – San Antonio. Oscar has always been eager to learn and is currently attending San Antonio College to focus on English Compositions and Professional Development. In his free time he dedicates his time to his family, friends, and Kash. Kash is a rescue dog from San Antonio Pets Alive where Oscar fostered dogs who were being transported to other parts of the country in search of their new homes.
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Air Force Veteran U.S. Trade Expert Independent Small Business Oriented