Founder, President, & CEO

Conceptual MindWorks, Inc.

Elaine Mendoza is a technology entrepreneur and is founder, President, and CEO of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. (CMI).  Established in 1990, CMI is a biotechnology and medical informatics company located in San Antonio, Texas.  

Ms. Mendoza was appointed to the Board of Regents (BOR) of the Texas A&M University System in 2011 by Governor Rick Perry and reappointed in 2017 by Governor Greg Abbott. In 2019, she was elected Chairman of the BOR.  In 2011, Ms. Mendoza became the Chair of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs (CASA) and serves on the audit committee and served two terms as Vice Chairman.  

In 2017, Ms. Mendoza was asked to serve on The Holdsworth Center Board after having served on the organizing board which designed the structure and program of work of the organization. 

Appointed in 2013, then reappointed in 2015, 2017 and 2019, Ms. Mendoza serves as Chair of the Early Childhood Education Municipal Development Corporation Board of Directors (Pre-K 4 SA). 

She also served as the 2004 and 2005 Chair of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the 2001 – 2003 Chairperson of the Board of the Alamo Workforce Development, now Workforce Solutions Alamo. Nationally, she was appointed by Senator Trent Lott to the Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology (CAWMSET) in 1999-2000, later being selected as Chairperson. 

Elaine Mendoza received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University.