Round Rock Chamber Announces Leadership Class Participants

Participants prepare to increase their leadership capabilities

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Chamber is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Leadership Round Rock participants. Leadership Round Rock 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. The chamber views the program as an important component of its economic-generation efforts. 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 2015 – 2016 class consists of:

Chief Allen Banks, Round Rock Police Department
Trevor Burwick, Affiliated Bank
Michaela Dollar, Round Rock Chamber
Heath Douglas, City of Round Rock
Allison Hale, SOS Mechanical
Jason Hampton, Independent Bank
Jim Howicz, Richards Rodriguez & Skeith
Tammy Latham, Liquidation Channel
Michelle Ly, The Rock Sports Bar
Amy Merida, Greater Round Rock Community Foundation
Susan Morgan, City of Round Rock
Todd Nickle, Law Office of Todd Nickle
Alix Obermeyer, Wells Fargo
Zac Parker, R Bank
Kevin Pitts, BBVA Compass
Amin Salahuddin, EIX Systems
Gordon Stehr, Image 360
Tina Steiner-Johnson, Round Rock Independent School District
Michael Thane, City of Round Rock
Kyle Tubbs, Grace Baptist Church
Freemon Walker, BaylorScott&White
Tommy Ward, PlainsCapital Bank
Amy Xiaoyuan Wong, Texas State University – Round Rock
Mike Zayas, NAVCON Group

“For nearly thirty years, Leadership Round Rock has been developing emerging leaders and helping to prepare those who shape the future of our dynamic community.  Through that time, many things have changed, but the relationships cultivated through the program remain cornerstones of a strong Round Rock community and help influence positive outcomes.  We are excited for this class and look forward to the many great things to come for each of them.” said Andy Webb, the Leadership Round Rock Planning committee chairman.

Leadership Round Rock consists of eight, full-day sessions occurring from October through May, plus an orientation session which is held in September. 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 plays a vital role in our talent development work, which is one of our eight pillars of economic generation,” said Mike Odom, the chamber’s president and CEO. “We look forward to watching this group grow in their knowledge of Round Rock and understand their ability to positively impact our city.”

About the Round Rock Chamber

The Round Rock Chamber is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Central Texas. Its approximately 1,000 investors collectively employ more than 25,000 people in the area. It is also the region’s only accredited chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.roundrockchamber.org.