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Board Members

Chamber Executive Committee

Rick Tullis

Rick Tullis

Chair

Mr. Tullis is the President and a founding partner of Capstone Mechanical, which he helped launch in 2005. He also spends time in the community by serving on the Board of Advisors for the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy and as Chairman for the Greater Waco Sports Commission. He is engaged with many other civic and non-profit organizations in the Greater Waco community.

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Jennifer Manning

Chair Elect

Ms. Manning is a tax and consulting partner with Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP and has been with the firm for 25 years. She has served the Waco Chamber as a member of the board of directors and sponsor of the Leadership Waco and LEAD programs. Manning also serves as treasurer for the 100 Club of the Heart of Texas and the China Spring ISD Education Foundation and is a trustee for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

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George Chase

Vice Chair

Mr. Chase is the President of Insurors of Texas, where he has worked for 25 years. He has volunteered for a number of non-profit organizations in the community, including serving as the President of the YMCA of Central Texas, the Waco Rotary Club, and the Heart of Texas Red Cross.

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Kary Lalani

Vice Chair

Mr. Lalani is the President and Chief Operating Officer for Lalani Lodging Inc. and other affiliated entities where he is involved in the investment, development and management activities of the company’s hotel and real estate assets. Kary currently serves on the Owners Advisory Council for the Hilton Garden Inn brand, the Greater Waco Sports Commission and is a member of the Waco Business League. Past involvement includes a tenure as the Chairman of the Baylor Waco Foundation.

Loren Schwartz

Loren Schwartz

Past Chair

Ms. Schwartz is a senior financial advisor with 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has served the Waco Chamber as a member of the board of directors, the Total Resource Campaign division chair and advisor to the Teen Leadership Waco Program. Schwartz is also president of the board of The American Heart Association and chairman of The Go Red for Women Campaign.

Matthew Meadors

Matt Meadors

President & CEO

Mr. Meadors joined the Greater Waco Chamber as president in September 2012. He came here from Evansville, Indiana where he served as CEO of the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce for 11 years. He is an advocate for strategic regional partnerships and public policy to strengthen future growth.

Board of Directors

Elected 2018 - 2020

JOEL ALLISON - Baylor University
MICHAEL BALDWIN - Oncor Electric Delivery
KEITH BELLINGERBalcones Distilling
GREG GROVES - CSMG Solutions, LLC
AARON MCMILLAN - 1519 Surveying and Engineering
PHILIP PATTERSON - Ascension Providence
GORDON ROBINSON - Specialty Property, Ltd.
CHUCK SIVESS - American Guaranty Title
TED TEAGUE - Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat

Elected 2019 - 2021

JOSETTE AYERS - Ink & Stitches Screen Printing & Promotions
HERBERT BRISTOW - Haley & Olson P.C.
JASON COOK - Baylor University
CAROLYN HAFERKAMP - Central National Bank
MICHAEL HEINS - H-E-B
MITCHELL HORNER - Independent Bank
DOUG MCNAMEE - Magnolia
RACHEL PECHACEK - First National Bank of Central Texas
ANDREW PICK - Caterpillar Inc. Waco Distribution Center
LISA TORGERSEN - Lawns, LTD.

Elected 2020 - 2022

SAM BROWN - Extraco Banks
BRAD CRYE - Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
ERIN DAVIS - RinBo Properties
JOHN EMBRY - Pioneer Steel & Pipe Co., Inc.
CHRIS GERICK - Eagle Systems, Inc
SAM HAYS - Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, PLLC
KEITH HELPERT - K4 Construction, LLC
BERNADETTE HOOKHAM - RBDR, PLLC
TODD MOORE - Alliance Bank Central Texas
ANGELA RAGAN - JRBT

Appointed 2020

JOHN BENNETT - John Erwin Construction
JACKSON GRIGGS - Family Health Center
MICHAEL HILLMAN - Visiting Angels
TAYLOR HOBBS - Waco Ventures
BRIAN NICHOLSON - Intrepid
DAVID RIDLEY - Waco Tours
HECTOR SABIDO - Prophecy Media Group
KIM STEVENS - Waco Social
ANGELA TEKELL - Tekell and Tekell
GARY WARDLAW - TRC Waco