Board of Directors & Staff
Our Board of Directors are residents with roots planted here, who’ve made a professional and deeply personal investment in the City of Rockwall. They’re supported by a Staff with years of experience in helping them achieve their goals.
Board of Directors
Rick Carroll has been a Rockwall resident since 2005. Rick is the Market President at Inwood National Bank in Rockwall.
Rick Johnson has been a Rockwall resident since 2011. Rick is the Director of Business Development for Re/MAX Landmark, a real estate agency in Rockwall.
Craig Renfro has been a Rockwall resident since 2005. Craig is the President of Spectrum Development, specializing in commercial/residential development.
Gary Bunch has been a Rockwall resident since 2012. Gary is a retired Major General of the US Army as well as a former Senior Director at Tapestry Solutions, a defense software and services firm.
Dale Cherry has been a Rockwall resident since 1980. Dale is a retired Vice President of Black & Veatch, an engineering and construction company.
Matt Neyland has been a Rockwall resident since 2016. Matt is the Director of Business Development in the Gulf States region for a national general contractor.
Matthew Nielsen has been a Rockwall resident since 2010. Matthew is a Partner with Bracewell LLP, specializing in white collar defense and complex litigation.
Phil became the President of the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation in August 2018.Read more
Director of Project Development
Matt was hired as Director of Project Development for the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation in April 2017.Read more
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“Doing business in Rockwall and North Central Texas is great for several reasons. First and foremost is the talent pool in which we get to draw. Secondly, the community, schools, and businesses work closely together for the benefit of each other and finally, the quality of life for all of us that work at SPM. Rockwall is an excellent location because of Interstate 30 providing regional access and close proximity to our suppliers and customers.”
“When I came to Texas, I felt this Texas pride. People here, they want to support domestic and local manufacturing and the local manufacturers want to support the local community… In California, it took us five years to build what we have right now. But in Texas, it will only take 12 months to surpass what we’re currently doing in California. I foresee our manufacturing capability will be three times what we’re currently doing in California.”
“The EDC (in Rockwall) has really gone a lot further than what any other EDC would have done. They’ve really made a commitment to help us grow and made a commitment to be there for us… I really believe that it was the perfect decision, coming here to Rockwall. It was a lot better than what we ever thought it would be.”
“The hidden benefit we didn’t recognize initially when we scouted out the territory was really how great the skilled, hourly workforce was going to be. We didn’t realize how good it would be… I’ve worked in twelve manufacturing facilities in corrugated and this is by far the best group I’ve ever had.”