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8/26/2016 Press Release
Central Fort Bend Chamber Hosts Leadership Welcome & Alumni Reception


Front Row/Left to Right
Tony DiLalla, Tree Frog Printing; Bruce Campbell, Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office; Jason Short, Texas Gun Club; David Hernandez, Chapel Roofing& Remodeling; Tariq Zafar, Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC; Brian Valdez, Expert Collision; Brad Thompson, IBM Corporation; Keith Swallers, Yellowstone Landscape; Ben Steiner; OakBend Medical Center; Ray Aguilar, Classic Chevy – Sugar Land
Second Row/Left to Right
Wes Wittig, Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office; Colleen Mayer, Literacy Council of Fort Bend County; Shelley Krauss, Needville Education Foundation; Heather Hernandez, Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship; Irene Compean, NRG Energy, Inc.; Whitney Ables, Allen Boone Humphries Robinson, LLP; Alice Atkins, Wharton County Junior College; Adrianne Manrique, Central Fort Bend Chamber; Suzanne Fortorny, Republic Services; Linda Hamman, Phillip Hamman CPA; Nina Rivera, NewFirst National Bank; Jimmy Cantu, Pier 36 Seafood Restaurant; Sean Mulligan, NABCO Entrances; Michelle Messina D.D.S, Tamara S. Osina D.D.S; Barbara Sands, Sterling McCall Lexus; Norma Petrosewicz, Norma Montalvo Petrosewicz, P.C.; Tracy Stripling; Wharton County Junior College; Kathryn Robinson; Heritage Texas Properties; Liz Toomey, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels; Tori Torres; Johnson Development Corporation; Regina Morales, Central Fort Bend Chamber
Back Row/Left to Right
Rose Herbst, Old Republic Title; Brittany Cope, Tate Moerer & King, LLP; Josh Estes, Estes Law Firm, P.C.; Whitney Aelmore, Si Envrionmental, LLC; Bryan Engelbrecht, Engelbrecht Manufacturing; Kevin Barker, Texana Center; Jared Biermann, Jones|Carter; Steve Sams, Johnson Development Corporation; Alexandra McDonald, McDonald & Wessendorff Insurance; Brain Tave, Post Oak Bank N.A.; Melvin Moore, WCA Waste Corporation of Texas


Central Fort Bend Chamber Hosts Leadership Welcome & Alumni Reception

On Thursday, August 25th, the Central Fort Bend Chamber hosted the Leadership Welcome & Alumni Reception at The Swinging Door. Chairman, Jeff Haley opened the event and provided the 31-year history of the program by listing some of its milestones and great previous leaders.

The nearly 100 guests enjoyed introductions of the 2016-2017 Leadership class emceed by Program Chairs Ray Aguilar of Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land and Wes Wittig of the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office. This year’s class includes: Whitney Ables, ABHR; Whitney Aelmore, Si Environmental, LLC; Alice Atkins, WCJC; Kevin Barker, Texana Center; Jared Biermann, Jones|Carter; Bruce, Campbell, Fort Bend County DA’s Office; Jimmy Cantu, Pier 36 Seafood Restaurant; Irene Compean, NRG Inc.; Brittany Cope, Tate Moerer & King, LLP; Tony DiLalla, Tree Frog Printing; Bryan Engelbrecht, Engelbrecht Manufacturing; Josh Estes, The Estes Law Firm, P.C.; Suzanne Fortony, Republic Services; Linda Hamman, Phil Hamman, CPA; Rose Herbst, Old Republic Title; David Hernandez, Chapel Roofing & Remodeling; Heather Hernandez, Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship; Shelley Krauss, Needville Education Foundation; Adrianne Manrique, Central Fort Bend Chamber; Colleen Mayer, Literacy Council of Fort Bend; Alexandra McDonald, McDonald & Wessendorff Insurance; Dr. Michelle Messina, Tamara Osina, DDS; Melvin Moore, WCA Waste Corporation; Sean Mulligan, NABCO Entrances; Tracy Osina, Mitchell & Duff, LLC; Norma Petrosewicz, Norma Montalvo Petrosewicz, P.C.; Cindy Reaves, AccessHealth; Nina Rivera, NewFirst National Bank; Kathryn Robinson, Heritage Texas Properties; Steve Sams, Johnson Development Corporation; Barbara Sands, Sterling McCall Lexus; Jason Short, Texas Gun Club; Ben Steiner, OakBend Medical Center; Tracy Stripling, WCJC; Keith Swallers, Yellowstone Landscape; Brian Tave, Post Oak Bank, N.A.; Brad Thompson, IBM Corporation; Liz Toomey, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels; Tori Torres, Johnson Development Corporation; Brian Valdez, Expert Collision; Tariq Zafar, Alimohammad & Zafar, PLLC.

Following the introductions, the 2016 Leadership Fort Bend Leader of the Year Award was presented to Rene Casanova of Casanova Insurance by the 2015 Leader of the Year Shannon Tassin.

The 2017 Class is the 31th in Leadership Fort Bend history. The class kicks off on August 31st with their Opening Retreat at Camp Allen in Navasota.

Title Sponsors for Leadership Fort Bend are Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land and Sterling McCall Lexus.


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The Central Fort Bend Chamber is a 105 year old non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating a strong local economy where businesses can prosper. The Central Fort Bend Chamber advocates for over 1,000 local businesses led by a volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to sustaining Fort Bend County’s quality of life, and keeping our community and economy vibrant.

For more information on the Chamber or its programs, call 281-342-5464 or visit www.CFBCA.org



Contact:
Debbie Kilen, Programs Director, 281-342-5464, dkilen@cfbca.org

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