Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off Leadership Rockwall 2022

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 23, 2021) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022 Orientation and Fall Mixer on Sept. 21 at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Dallas Rockwall.

Leadership Rockwall’s 18 participants for this year will engage in a nine-month long program that includes a combination of in-depth issue seminars and skill development designed to enhance self-awareness of leadership approaches. Participants are immersed in a full-day traveling class, occurring once a month, that includes guest speakers, hands-on experiences, tours and relationship building.

The class will also work together to plan and execute a formally approved, sustainable community project to be completed by the end of their program. The Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022 Orientation and Fall Mixer, presented by Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lake Pointe, All Care Comfort Solutions, Oncor, Republic Services, and Southwest Kia Rockwall, began at 4:30 p.m. with a celebratory alumni mixer following. The Chamber hosted more than 50 guests who enjoyed fellowship together. Alumni, participants, friends, and family spent the evening reconnecting with old acquaintances and networking with new ones.

The Leadership Rockwall Program began in 1997 with a class of participants who strived to learn more about the community around them in order to become impactful, community leaders. Today, Leadership Rockwall participants focus on this same goal—to become a part of a distinguished network of leaders who challenge their thinking and are inspired to become immersed in their community.

Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022:

Leadership Chair | Shane Hollas, Maaco of Rockwall

Class Co-Advisor | Lacy Deckard, Ebby Halliday Realtors

Class Co-Advisor | Jared Schweers, Key Element Media

Cesar Bugarin, JCK Corporate

Max Geron, Rockwall Police Department

Kevin Hadawi, Wells Fargo Advisors

Saralyn Hanford, Hanford Planning & Consulting

Shelbi Hemphill, Rockwall ISD

Gerald Hendrick, Rockwall Wealth Advisors

Savannah Hill, The Savvy Travel Agency

Johnny Kirkpatrick, Raptor IT Solutions

Casey Lott, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lake Pointe

Rob McAngus, Verner Brumley Mueller Parker

Terry McBay, Juvanew Medspa

Marcel Naujok, AugenTek, LLC

Jessica Nelson, Alliance Bank

Mitch Ownby, Rockwall County EMS

Kayne Pierce, B1 Bank

Trevor Reed, Volkert, Inc

Rob Shalvey, Rest Haven Funeral Home

Jeremy White, City of Rockwall

Leadership Rockwall Class of 2022 Sponsors:

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lake Pointe | All Care Comfort Solutions | Oncor | Republic Services | Southwest Kia Rockwall

The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501c(6) organization celebrating 92 years of business excellence in Rockwall County. The Rockwall Chamber has a focus on bringing awareness to the thriving business community in Rockwall County and for our individual Partners and Stakeholders. For more information on the Chamber, visit Follow the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook & Twitter: @RockwallChamber, on Instagram: @rockwallchamberofcommerce and subscribe to our channel on YouTube.

Submitted press release, edited for publication in Blue Ribbon News. 

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