January 11, 2016, AUSTIN, TX –The Austin Chamber of Commerce today announced the recipients of its 2015 Volunteer of the Year awards. Each winner will be honored at the Chamber's 138th Annual Meeting on February 3, 2015.
As volunteers, these individuals supported the Chamber both with their time and their talents, and have significantly enhanced the Chamber's mission to take on the biggest challenges facing businesses in Austin.
"The Austin Chamber is grateful to all of our volunteers, especially those being honored with this award," said Gene Austin, 2015 Chairman of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and CEO, President and Director of Bazaarvoice. "We're proud that they chose to serve our community in this way and know that Central Texas is a better place to live and work because of them."
2015 Volunteers of the Year:
Ambassador: Rachelle Bell, Integrated Human Capital
Austin Gives: Kathleen Lucente, Red Fan Communications
Economic Development: Jason Bohrer, HID Global
Education: Julian Rivera, Husch Blackwell
Federal Advocacy: Melissa Anthony Sinn, anthonyBarnum Public Relations
State Advocacy: Craig Casselberry, Quorum Public Affairs
Membership Engagement: David Perez, American Realty Project Management, LLC.
Regional Mobility: Martha Smiley, Enoch Kever and Rebecca Bray, RS&H
Talent: Doug Gray, Indeed.com
Technology and Innovation: Rick Timmins, Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN)
The Austin Chamber’s 138th Annual Meeting on February 3 will celebrate our successes of the past year, look ahead to the future, honor Alan Graham as the Austinite of the Year, recognize the change of leadership on the Board of Directors, as well as, present the 2015 Volunteers of the Year.
Register for the Austin Chamber’s 138th Annual Meeting at austinchamber.com/annual.
About the Austin Chamber
The mission of the Austin Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for its 3,000+ members. For more information about the Austin Chamber of Commerce visit AustinChamber.com.
Jenny Steward, Public Relations Manager, Austin Chamber of Commerce
Greater Austin Chamber
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin Region works. We serve as the voice of business for 2,800 organizations representing a combined workforce of about 330,000 employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.