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Round Rock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Partnership Announces 2014 – 2015 Board of Directors

Lora Weber named chair for the upcoming year

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Partnership announced today its 2014 – 2015 board of directors. In addition, the chamber revealed the organization’s slate of officers and-vice chairs for the next year. Lora Weber, of MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery, has been selected as the board’s chairperson.

“After being a part of the Chamber for many years and serving on the Board for four years, I look forward to serving our investors in this new capacity,” incoming Board Chair Lora Weber said. “I also look forward to working with these great board members and Chamber staff as we continue to focus on business issues and solutions that improve Round Rock’s economy, community, and overall quality of life.”

The incoming officers are:

Lora Weber, MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery – Chair
Michael Doss, Independent Bank – Chair-Elect/Treasurer
Kris Whitfield, Round Rock City Council – Secretary
Bryant Smith, McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen, P.C. Law – Past Chair

 Those selected to be vice-chairs are: 

Jim Boles, Summit Commercial Industrial Properties, Momentum
Amy Ellsworth, Community Impact Newspaper – Business Advocacy
Lora Kaasch, Keller Williams – Events and Engagement
Amanda Keeter, Children at Heart Ministries – Investor Retention
Steve Stapp, R Bank – Economic Development 

Nine new members were added to the board for the upcoming fiscal period. Those members consist of: 

Jill Casic, Round Rock Express
Michelle Cervantes, City of Round Rock Public Library
Amy Ellsworth, Community Impact Newspaper
Edward Hanna, BBVA Compass

Lisa Richardson, Law Office of Lisa Richardson, P.C.
Cathy Sheridan, Printology
Terry Swets, CORT
Dr. Louella Tate, Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
Andy Webb, Watkins Insurance Group 

The list of returning board members includes:

Dr. Nelson Avery, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Jim Boles, Summit Commercial Industrial Properties
Donna Budak, Seton Medical Center Williamson
Jason Cole, Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock
Michael Doss, Independent Bank
Rene Flores, First Texas Bank
Dr. Steve Flores, Round Rock Independent School District
John Howard, Dell, Inc.
Lora Kaasch, Keller Williams
Amanda Keeter, Children at Heart Ministries
Frank Leffingwell, Leffingwell Law, P.C.
Celeste Lesmeister, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
Ron Martin, Emerson Process Management
Dr. Edna Rehbein, Texas State University Round Rock Campus
Michelle Roebuck, IKEA Home Furnishings
Lori Scott, Round Rock Area Serving Center
Nancy Simpson, Operational Strategies
Bryant Smith, McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen, P.C. Law
Steve Stapp, R Bank
Lora Weber, MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery
Kris Whitfield, Round Rock City Council

The chamber recently transitioned from an October through September fiscal year to a January through December one. As such, the term of the newly selected board of directors will serve for fifteen months instead of the traditional twelve.

“The next fifteen months is shaping up to be a meaningful and exciting one for the chamber and the Round Rock business community, so it is reassuring that we have such a dynamic and experienced board in place,” said Mike Odom, President and CEO of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Partnership.  “We are looking forward to producing the results that our investors expect from our organization.”

About the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Partnership

The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Partnership 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