Bennett, Elaine


Elaine Bennett, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center / Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation, Seguin.

Elaine Bennett is a graduate of Texas Lutheran College with a BBA in Accounting and an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She and her husband, Randy, live and work in Seguin and are proud parents of two adult children. She has been employed by Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) for the past 29 years. Twenty-three years were in accounting as Controller and Executive Director of Finance and Resource Management, and the past six years as the Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation (GRMF) CEO. GRMF is a public charity that supports GRMC’s mission. She has raised over $4M since leading GRMF and most recently secured $10M to construct a medical office building from the state budget through HB.1. 

Elaine also volunteers her time in various organizations to promote and support Seguin. She was the Past Chair of the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce and the current Chair of the Public Affairs Committee. She serves as the assistant secretary board member for the Seguin Economic Development Cooperation. She received the Seguin Chamber Hometown Hero Award in 2020 and the Outstanding Community Service Award in 2021. She also serves on the Texas Lutheran University Business Advisory Committee and THA HOSPAC board of directors. 

She was past vice president of the New Braunfels Christian Academy (NBCA) school board, followed by leadership roles with the Seguin Independent School District. She has served as church council president at Seguin’s Faith Lutheran Church.

A specific passion of Elaine has been addressing food insecurity in the community. She spearheaded coordination with the local government and the San Antonio and New Braunfels Food Banks to organize mega food distributions at the Seguin Coliseum and in Cibolo during COVID-19. These successful distributions provided over 1.6M lbs. of food for Guadalupe County. She also coordinated food drives, set up food pantries for families to obtain food in emergencies, and even set up a food pantry for hospital employees. She also volunteers as a driver for Meal on Wheels. Her passion is empowering people to be self-sufficient. 

Elaine gives to give, taking time out of her busy schedule to discuss how she can help or find the help needed. Her impact in the community is that of a servant leader who knows no stops until the work is complete. Her tenacity is unwavering. She has the attitude and joy to make a difference and set the tone for fun and fulfilling events.