Marsha McCombs Shields


Marsha McCombs Shields is dealer principal of McCombs Automotive, president of the McCombs Foundation, and CEO of Koontz-McCombs Construction, Ltd.

Active in McCombs Automotive's various dealerships, Marsha trained and worked in each dealership department. Her involvement in the establishment of new dealerships has included overseeing site selection, facility design, management hiring, factory training, and oversight of all operations. In 2003, early in her tenure as dealer principal, McCombs Ford won the prestigious President's Award. Since that time, the Ford dealership has earned several President's Awards. Red McCombs Toyota has also become a market leader in San Antonio under Marsha's leadership and in 2005 won both Toyota's President's Award and the prestigious Toyota Board of Governors' Award. These accomplishments were repeated in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Marsha was named president of the McCombs Foundation in 2003. She oversees the selection and distribution of donations to as many as 300 charitable organizations in the San Antonio and Texas area.

She also has supervisory responsibilities with all business entities of McCombs Enterprises. In addition to the automotive business, she oversees an extensive array of investments, participates in daily management of several companies, and serves on the board of a publicly traded international company. Marsha also is active in the day-to-day operations of McCombs Energy and oversees various long- and short-term investments and real estate development properties.

Marsha graduated from Duke University in 1976 and did post-graduate work in 1976, 1980 and 2002 in Education and Business at Trinity University in San Antonio and at The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

Since 2005, Marsha has been actively involved with ten inner-city schools in a program that enhances parental involvement in the schools and the community. The long-term goals of this United Way-community leader-school partnership are higher graduation rates, higher test scores, more family participation with the schools, and parental education, training, and economic development.

Marsha remains active with various volunteer organizations and has held a myriad of board positions, including:

  • 2009-Present: Member, The University Cancer Foundation Board of Visitors, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • 2007-Present: Member, Founders Advisory Board, The Bank of San Antonio
  • 2007-present: Member, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research Board
  • 2006-Present: Member, Development Board, UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
  • 2006-2008: Director, Shepherds' Support, Inc.
  • 2005-Present: Director, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings
  • 2005-Present: United Way of San Antonio Issues Council, co-chairman
  • 2003–Present: Frost Bank Private Client Services Advisory Board, Member
  • 2002 – 2009: South Texas Blood and Tissue Center Foundation Board, Member
  • 2002 – 2008: Alamo City Republican Women's Club, Member
  • 1992–Present: Friends of The Ronald McDonald House, San Antonio, Member
  • 1991–Present: Cancer Center Council, Member; Director 1998-2001
  • 2001-2003: San Antonio Pregnancy Care Center, Board of Directors
  • 2001-2002: Saint Mary's Hall (San Antonio) Development Committee, Member
  • 1990-1994: Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair, Board of Directors

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