Chamber of Commerce hosts one hundred and fifth annual banquet
Matt Lewis was born within the Dallas space, the place he lived till the age of 5 when his dad and mom moved the household to Brownwood. Mr. Lewis comes from a music-loving household and grew up singing commonly with them in church. A stepladder was utilized in his early years so he may attain the pulpit and stand alongside his siblings. His first stage look was in a efficiency of Amahl and The Guests of the Evening, the place he was forged for the lead position of Amahl. After this efficiency, Mr. Lewis realized his love of the theater and by no means appeared again.
Mr. Lewis graduated from Brownwood Excessive College in 1980, the place he acquired many accomplishments and took part in a number of extracurricular actions together with:
• Obtain the architectural writing award
• Being forged as Outdated and Younger Joe within the manufacturing of Rattling Yankees
• Performing within the All-State Choir as 2nd President and 2nd Tenor
• Play soccer earlier than struggling an damage that pressured him to give up the game, then tackle the position of Soccer Supervisor
Mr. Lewis then attended Howard Payne College with a serious in artwork and music and a minor in accounting.
In 1982, Mr. Lewis started working as a meter reader and later a lineman on the Texas Energy & Mild Firm, the place he joined the administration of TXU Vitality till 2002.
Mr Lewis and his spouse, Charlotte, married in 1995. The couple have 4 youngsters – Lauren, Abigail, Luke and Samantha. The household moved to San Angelo in December 1997.
In 2002, the San Angelo Space Basis organized a nationwide seek for their subsequent President / CEO. Mr. Lewis utilized and interviewed for the job, his love for San Angelo evident.
The San Angelo Space Basis was established in 2002 with a $ 1 million grant from the San Angelo Well being Basis. In 2020, greater than 7,000 donors have contributed greater than $ 200 million since their inception and created greater than 330 funds. Over $ 100 million has been awarded in grants and the Basis has over $ 150 million in property, all supporting a variety of causes in and round San Angelo.
Mr. Lewis and the Basis directed and raised funds for the Stephens Central Library and the San Angelo Performing Arts Heart (SAPAC). Beneath Mr. Lewis’s management, the Basis was in a position to apply for a grant of $ 1 million for every undertaking. His love for the theater as one of many driving forces behind the SAPAC undertaking, Mr. Lewis helped purchase the 44,000 sq. foot Coca-Cola bottling plant constructing for the campus.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis are each lively within the performing arts neighborhood in San Angelo. They had been each within the Dallas Symphony Refrain earlier than shifting to San Angelo. The couple have carried out in a large number of native productions and musicals and are longtime members of the San Angelo Chamber Singers. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis acquired the Legacy Award from the Angelo Civic Theater in 2011. Mr. Lewis has taken and took part in quite a few walks to Emmaus as a part of the musical workforce.
A person who retains confidentiality near his jacket and is intentional in his communication, Mr. Lewis’ impression may be seen and felt throughout San Angelo and the Concho Valley. Given the priorities of God, his household and his work, his contributions and management over the previous 19 years are immeasurable.
The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce additionally honored the next people and companies on the 2021 Annual Banquet.
- Distinctive member: First Monetary Financial institution
- Excellent Director: Randy Brooks
- Distinctive President: Sherley Spears
- Innovation Award: Senor Changs
- President’s Award: COVID-19 Financial Sources Working Group
- Particular Recognition Award: West Texas Transferring Ahead Convention
- Particular Award of Benefit: Diann Bayes and the San Angelo Conference & Guests Bureau
- Phil Neighbors Spirit of San Angelo Award: Jamie Rainey
The chamber additionally introduced service awards to 3 outgoing administrators, Ronnie Hawkins, Rodney Mayberry and Sheryl Pfluger.