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Rockwall Chamber announces new 2012 Board officers, members

ROCKWALL -  The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently announced its new officers for 2012, plus the names of six new Board members.

They were elected at the Board’s Dec. 15 meeting. 

Cindy Tayem, Area Manager – Customer Operations, Oncor, will serve as the 2012 Board Chair, succeeding past-chair Cheryl Dunlop, Human Resources Director, City of Rockwall.

Cindy Paris, Chief Operating Officer of Texas Health Presbyterian-Rockwall was selected as Chair-Elect.

Lou Johnson, Vice President and Trust Manager, ANB Wealth Management Group/Trust Services, will serve as treasurer, and attorney Bryan Pope, The Pope Law Firm, will be secretary.

Dana Macalik was recently named the new President of the Chamber, succeeding Margie Hooper, who has retired.

The Board also ratified the election of six new board members to serve three-year terms:

  • Lesli Johnson, Controller, Rest Haven Funeral Homes
  • Stewart Storms, Vice President of Commercial Lending, American National Bank
  • Stephen A. Straughan, Owner & Broker, Straughan Properties LLC and RockwallNow.com
  • Darby Burkey, Owner, Rockwall Flower & Design Studio
  • Nancy Runge, Marketing Specialist, Farmers Electric Cooperative
  • James Nelson, Vice President of Business Development, Alliance Bank

The Board ratified the appointments of two Honorary Directors to serve a one year term:

  • Troy Reimer, Principal, Reimer Legal Services
  • Lou Johnson, ANB Wealth Management Group/Trust Services, Vice President and Trust Manager

Additional Directors on the Board include:

  • Bill Hair, Owner, My Computer Guy
  • Cheryl Dunlop, Past Chair (2011), Human Resources Director, City of Rockwall
  • Eric Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Point Health Network
  • Judy Harris, Manager, Ebby Halliday Realtors
  • Karen Coughlin, Manager, Hilton Bella Harbor
  • Kevin Fowler, President, Rockwall Bancshares, Inc.
  • Liz Beauchamp, Manager of Public Affairs, Atmos Energy Corporation
  • Mike Mishler, President, Mishler Builders, Inc.
  • Randall Noe, Principal, Randall Noe Auto Group
  • Rick Filip, President, Filip Insurance Services
  • Stan Lowrance, Stan Lowrance, DDS
  • Ex-Officio Directors are:
  • Sheri Franza, President, Rockwall Economic Development Corporation
  • Jerry Hogan, County Judge, Rockwall County
  • Dennis Bailey, County Commissioner, Rockwall County
  • Lorie Grinnan, County Commissioner, Rockwall County
  • David Sweet, Mayor, City of Rockwall
  • Bethany Golden, Main Street Manager, City of Rockwall
  • Jeff Bailey, Superintendent of Schools, Rockwall ISD

Full bios can be found at www.rockwallchamber.org/board.

The Board of Directors meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce Community Room.

Founded in 1929, the Rockwall Area Chamber is comprised of over 800 companies and offers a vast array of educational and networking programs to help its members to gain the skills and resources necessary to prosper in today’s economy.

For more information, call (972) 771-5733 or visit www.rockwallchamber.org.

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