ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Chamber today announced its 2016 board of directors, who will be led by this year’s chair, Michael Doss, Independent Bank’s area president for Williamson County. Other officers include chair-elect Amy Ellsworth, Community Impact Newspaper; secretary Councilmember Kris Whitfield, City of Round Rock; treasurer Jason Cole, BaylorScott & White; and past chair Lora Weber, MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery. The board began their term on January 1.
“We have one of the highest-quality boards in the area, and I’m proud of them and thankful for their service,” said 2016 chair, Michael Doss.
Four new community enhancement councils have been created for 2016 to further align with the chamber’s eight pillars of economic generation. The following vice-chair positions have been appointed to lead the new councils. David Hays will lead the Business Climate Council, Steve Stapp will lead the Entrepreneurship Council, Chuck Glace will lead the Infrastructure Council, and Kris Whitfield will lead the Talent Development Council.
The chamber board of directors is comprised of businessmen and women representing diverse businesses, who work to secure the chamber’s position as the economic generation leader of Round Rock. The board members invest their time, resources, and expertise to give guidance and oversee the implementation of the chamber’s strategic plan.
The 2016 board consists of:
Chair: Michael Doss – Independent Bank
Chair-Elect: Amy Ellsworth – Community Impact Newspaper
Secretary: Kris Whitfield – City of Round Rock
Treasurer: Jason Cole – BaylorScott & White
Past Chair: Lora Weber – MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery
Business Climate: David Hays – Georgetown Title Company
Entrepreneurship: Steve Stapp – R Bank
Events: Nancy Simpson – GMS Benefits
Infrastructure: Chuck Glace – Chasco Constructors
Investor Connection: Amanda Keeter – Children at Heart Ministries
Momentum: Jim Boles – Summit Commercial Industrial Properties
Talent Development: Kris Whitfield – City of Round Rock
Mitch Altman – Altman Development Group
Dr. Nelson Avery – Texas A&M Health Science Center
Brentley Brinegar – Brinegar Properties
Donna Budak – Seton Williamson Foundation
Jill Cacic – Round Rock Express Baseball Club
Cynthia Flores – Round Rock Area Serving Center
Dr. Steve Flores – Round Rock Independent School District
Edward Hanna – BBVA Compass
Jen Henderson – Hagood Engineering
Daniel Hodges – Regions Bank
Jim Howicz – Richards Rodriguez & Skeith, LLP
Lora Kaasch – Agent Operations
Celeste Lesmeister – St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
Paul Mansfield – IKEA Home Furnishings
Ron Martin – Emerson Process Management
Will Peckham – Round Rock Travel
Brian Pitman – Independence Title
Cary Rabb – Wag-a-Bag
Dr. Edna Rehbein – Texas State University Round Rock Campus
Lisa Richardson – Law Office of Lisa Richardson, P.C.
Pat Rogers – TECO-Westinghouse
Melissa Russom – Dell Inc.
Ross Schneider – NAVCON GROUP, LLC
Lori Scott – Round Rock Area Serving Center
Bryant Smith – McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen, P.C.
David Sour – David Sour & Associates
Scott Swindell – Almost Sundown Development
Dr. Louelle Tate – Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
Shaun Tuggle – PlainsCapital Bank
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.