Round Rock Living Magazine Announces Winners of 2017 Women of the ROCK Awards

Round Rock, TX, April 09, 2017 --( Round Rock Living Magazine is thrilled to announce the winners of 2017 Women of the ROCK Awards. Created to honor and generate public recognition for the achievements and positive contributions of the amazing professional women who live and work in Round Rock, Texas.

Anita C Roberts, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Round Rock Living Magazine announced, “The Women of the ROCK Awards presents a distinguished list of 16 professional women that inspire the next generation, fuels entrepreneurial passion and galvanizes women to be a force for change.”

It’s an opportunity to affirm the value women bring to businesses. To recognize women in leadership and the strength they bring to a company which could mean increased revenue, innovation, and quality in the workplace. “It’s about time the Women of Round Rock stepped into the spotlight. Round Rock, Texas is one of those hidden gems and so are it’s occupants,” Roberts also stated,

Mike Odom, President & CEO, Round Rock Chamber, says, “Round Rock is a thriving city that has become a major center for economic development in Central Texas, while cultivating an excellent quality of life.” He goes on to say, “We are home to global companies and thousands of innovative small businesses, but it is our outstanding schools, healthcare, award-winning master plan, park system, and fine neighborhoods that really make Round Rock a great place to call home.”

Awards will be presented at the inaugural Women of the Rock & Woman of the Year Awards Gala, August 2017. The ceremony features an inspiring Awards reception, live entertainment followed by a fabulous dinner. Additional information may be found at

Below are the 2017 honorees of the Women of the ROCK Award:
• Community Leader | Lora H. Weber, Owner | MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery in Round Rock
• Education | Louella H. Tate, Ph.D., Dean of Student Services - Round Rock Campus, Austin Community College
• Entrepreneur | Nancy Rabb, Founder & Vice President | Wag-A-Bag
• Financial & Insurance Services | Rose Mary Speaker, Assistant Vice President
Operations | First State Bank Central Texas
• Food & Hospitality | Melissa Garrett, General Manager | Round Rock Marriott
• Government | Laurie Hadley, City Manager | City of Round Rock
• Healthcare | Donna Budak, Executive Director of Development, The Seton Fund
• Legal | Sandra Carpenter, General Counsel | Round Rock Independent School District
• Marketing & Advertising | Scotti Woolery-Price, Vice President of Marketing | Round Rock Chamber
• Media | Amy Ellsworth, General Manager | Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto | Community Impact Newspaper
• Public Relations | Celeste Lesmeister, Division Director, Marketing & Communication | St. David’s HealthCare HCA – Central & West Texas Division
• Marge Phillips Real Estate, Association Executive | Williamson County Association of REALTORS
• Retail & Merchandising | Anisha Yadav, General Manager | Round Rock Premium Outlets
• Sports | Laura Fragoso, Sports, Senior Vice President Marketing | Round Rock Express Baseball Club
• Technology | Trisa Thompson, Senior Vice President and Chief Responsibility Officer | Dell
• Youth Services/Non-Profit |Jan Hunter, Sr. Vice President of Administration | YMCA of Greater Williamson County

About Round Rock Living Magazine
Round Rock Living Magazine is Round Rock, Texas' premier family lifestyle magazine. Inside, we celebrate the authentic Central Texas lifestyle and embrace an idea of home that includes family, community and city. Created and published by AMC Publishing, LLC.
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