The Round Rock Chamber Ambassador program provides an opportunity for motivated, enthusiastic, and articulate business people to represent the chamber at functions and events across the community. 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 Robin Beadles who began the program in 2009.
Robin was born in Commerce, Texas which is northeast of Dallas into a third generation dairy farming family and attended East Texas State University in Commerce. She moved to New York City then Boston after college to help open several area restaurants and record stores. Missing her beloved Mexican food and the Dallas Cowboys, she returned to Texas after four years. Robin continued restaurant and bar management, focusing on the wine industry and studied oenology under Andrea Immer, one of the first women sommeliers in the industry. Robin began a career in hotel management and food and beverage development in Austin and transitioned into hotel sales and marketing.
Robin moved to Round Rock after twenty years in the Austin hotel industry to become the Event and Convention Sales Director for The Wingate by Wyndham and Williamson Conference Center where she’s enjoyed ten years of event sales and management. Robin enjoys mastering culinary cuisines of the world, following horse racing and football, and volunteering for Senior Access. Robin shared; “I have learned so much about the best business practices and thoughtful city development while enjoying a front row seat to watch the amazing growth of Round Rock – a small city with big ideas for the future, but never losing the small town values of good citizenship.”