Round Rock Chamber Announces Leadership Class Participants

Participants prepare to increase their leadership capabilities

The Round Rock Chamber today announced the participant’s in the 2018 Leadership Round Rock class. Leadership Round Rock (LRR) is designed to help current and emerging leaders understand the dynamics of the community and the role leadership plays in its long-term success. Graduates emerge from the program with an unprecedented level of community awareness as well as insights that they can apply in the workplace. By developing a strong and diverse pool of community leaders, the chamber is ensuring that Round Rock’s future will meet or exceed its successful past.

The LRR class of 2018 consists of:

Nick Albino, Independent Bank
August Alvarado, U.S. Congressman John Carter
Natasha Baker, Baker Realty
Jeremy Barclay, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
Garrett Blount, Watkins Insurance Group
Chris Bratton, Navcon Group
Deana Cavanaugh, Lott Brothers Construction Company
Tyler Deck, The Deck Law Firm
Seth Flowers, Allstate – Flowers Insurance Agency
Ana-Cristina González, Saint William Catholic Church
Michelle Hardeman, Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP
Julia Harrod, MWM Design Group
Jen Jones, The Volunteer Center/Round Rock Area Serving Center
Lorie Lankford, City of Round Rock
Lucia Murguia, Aguirre & Fields LP
Sally Reyes, Greater Austin Dance Academy
Ramsey Saad, City of Round Rock
Jessica Scanlon, Hot Dog Marketing
Julie Sharifian, U.S. Congressman John Carter
John Teague, Halff Associates, Inc.
Vivian Tran, Wells Fargo Bank
Charles Waters, RBank
Travis Wilkes, City of Round Rock
Jenna Zhou, Dell Technologies

“Leadership Round Rock is an invaluable program that affords our leaders of tomorrow an opportunity to build a solid foundation for community involvement,” said Ryan McGahey, the 2018 Leadership Round Rock planning committee chair. “This dynamic program engages our emerging leaders in the ever-expanding landscape of Round Rock and allows participants to establish and grow lasting relationships that will carry our community into the future. We are excited for this class and look forward to the great things to come from each of them.”

Leadership Round Rock consists of ten, full-day sessions occurring from January through December. Past participants are serving in roles ranging from CEOs to elected officials. The program sets the tone for responding to change by challenging participants to identify their own passions, take ownership of their surroundings, and get involved in making a difference.

“Leadership Round Rock is a critical component of the chamber’s economic-generation efforts.” said Amy Mizcles, the chamber’s vice president of community enhancement. “We look forward to watching this cohort of Leadership Round Rock participants grow in their knowledge of Round Rock and strengthen their abilities to positively impact our city.”

In addition, the 2018 Ascend class has been finalized. Ascend is a revolutionary program bridging the gap between today’s young professional and tomorrow’s leaders. The class provides opportunities for advanced networking with some of our most distinguished community leaders and seeks to make a positive difference in our society.

“Self-development, problem-solving, and community involvement drive our mission and agenda,” said Shayne Eddleman, program participant and 2018 Ascend council chair. “Peers and advisers empower classmates to utilize their talents and engage with the community by giving them the freedom and support to make a positive difference where they live and work.”

The Ascend class of 2018 consists of:

Shayne Eddleman, efg&m Benefits
Allison Hale, SOS Mechanical
Evan Hays, Georgetown Title
Jen Henderson, M&S Engineering
Michelle Ly, The Rock Sports Bar
Ryan McGahey, LeadStrong Properties
Amy Merida, Round Rock Community Foundation
Regina Munson, Anchor-Ventana Glass
Selicia Sanchez-Adame, Think Group Austin
William “Trey” Swor III, Joeris General Contractors
Ariel Traub, Texas Senator Charles Schwertner
Brad Wiseman, City of Round Rock