Ambassador Spotlight: Dick Sanger

Round Rock Ambassadors are an exclusive group of professionals who serve as advocates for the chamber and our investors. Ambassadors welcome new investors, attend ribbon cuttings, and help us advance our mission as the economic-generator for Round Rock.

This group plays a critical role in gathering investor feedback and relaying that information to the chamber staff.  Ambassadors help support the chamber’s mission by ensuring that new investors are welcomed to the chamber properly and they play an important role in ribbon cutting events.

One of the chamber’s long-time Ambassadors is Dick Sanger. In 2013, Dick moved to North Austin because of a grandson. He has served on the Board and Committees of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Austin Chapter and is in his third year of teaching Junior Achievement at a Round Rock middle school.

He is passionate about helping people in the community grow and has devoted his energy as a Vistage Group Chair, leading three groups of executives to make better decisions and obtain better results for their company, family, and community. He is now building his fourth group in Round Rock.

Dick was recruited by the Board of Space Center Houston, the official visitors center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and served five years as its Director of Development.  He was responsible for the $12 million capital campaign to display the Shuttle and Carrier 747 Aircraft.

Dick attended Trinity College in Hartford, CT and served as a Squadron Commander during the Vietnam War. He received his MBA from Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. After twenty years as an Executive Officer of RJ Reynolds, Sea Land Corporation, and GlaxoSmithKline, Dick came to Texas in 1990 to raise $33 million to build an Automated Systems Company where he served as CEO. The facility was sold to the Port of Lake Charles, LA, where it still operates today.

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