Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce introduces Leadership Rockwall Class of 2023

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 9, 2022) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Leadership Rockwall Class of 2023 Orientation and Alumni Mixer on September 7 at the newly renovated Rockwall Rotary Hall.

Leadership Rockwall’s 20 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 2023 Orientation and Alumni Mixer, presented by 1+1 Technology IT Services & Solutions, Liechty McGinnis Berryman Bowen Attorneys & Counselors, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lake Pointe, Oncor, Republic Services, and Southwest Kia Rockwall began at 4 p.m. with a celebratory alumni mixer following. The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce 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.

The 2023 Leadership Rockwall Class

Leadership Rockwall Chair: Shane Hollas-Maaco Rockwall

Leadership Alumni Chair: Sylvia Sotelo Kidd-Ebby Halliday Realtors

Class Co-Advisor: Lauren Chambers-Benefit Writers

Class Co-Advisor: Lacy Deckard-Ebby Halliday Realtors

Class Co-Advisor: Gerald Hendrik-Rockwall Wealth Advisors

Class Co-Advisor: Logan Lance-American National Bank

Linda Bonin-Baylor Scott & White

Susan Burt-American National Bank of Texas

Desiree Dominguez-Rest Haven Funeral Home

Andrew Hawkes-Town of Sunnyvale

Beth Johnson-Frost Bank

Clarence Jorif-The Compound Royse City

Michelle Knight-HomeBank Texas

Dominique Komarek-Hall-Brady Z Hill Insurance

Suzy Lawrence-City of Fate

Henry Lee-City of Rockwall

Amy Renea Mitchell-Rockwall ISD

Christy Lynn Myers-Rockwall County Elections

Leigh Northcutt -All Care Comfort Solutions

George Ndegwa-M&D Real Estate

Mike Rannigan-Doc’s Roofing

Allen Robbins-City of Fate

Ann-Marie Samford-Jungle Trek

Rachael Schmidt-Avidea Social

Shawn Yerks-City of Rockwall

Harold Young-YMCA Metropolitan Dallas

Leadership Rockwall Class of 2023 Sponsors

1+1 Technology IT Services & Solutions

Liechty McGinnis Berryman Bowen Attorneys & Counselors

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lake Pointe


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

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