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Allison Elder, JD
Allison Elder
Director of Legal Services

Allison Elder is the Director of Legal Services for the San Antonio River Authority (River Authority). In this capacity she manages the legal needs of the River Authority and serves on the executive team.

Her career has focused on private land conservation and historic preservation. Prior to joining the River Authority, Elder was the Vice-President and General Counsel of the Texas Agricultural Land Trust, a statewide private land conservation organization. She has also served as a Senior Attorney at the law firm of Braun & Gresham, and as Executive Director of the Bexar Land Trust. Elder currently serves as Chair of the Texas Land Trust Council and Chair of the Mission Heritage Partners, and has been a long-time member of the Board of Directors for the San Antonio Conservation Society.

She has a finance degree and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Elder and her husband Steve have been married for 26 years and have four children