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The Williamson County Fair Association Executive Committee is comprised of dynamic members of the Williamson County community. With these unique and diverse perspective will establish the legacy of the WILCO Fair and Rodeo.

The Williamson County Fair Association is committed to providing the citizens of Williamson County and the surrounding areas with the highest quality County Fair experience that will honor the past agriculture roots with today's fast paced world.

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Scott Heselmeyer, Past President

Scott Heselmeyer currently serves as Williamson County Treasurer.A native of Thrall, TX and sixth generation Williamson County resident. Since the 1870's, generations of Heselmeyer's family have ranched and farmed in Williamson County.

In addition to his duties as County Treasurer, Heselmeyer has practiced law in Williamson County for 16 years and has served on the board of a local community bank as well as numerous local nonprofits including the Williamson County Livestock Association.

Heselmeyer and his wife, Amanda, are blessed with their daughter, Kirsten, and son, Preston. The Heselmeyer family manages a small herd of Hereford and Maine-Anjou cattle. The Heselmeyer family spends their spare time showing cattle all around the great state of Texas.

Bryon Borchers - President

Bryon Borchers currently serves as a Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending for R Bank in Round Rock, TX. Bryon has served on many boards and commissions for both the City of Hutto and Williamson County, as well as many other non-profits. Bryon has a passion for giving back to the community which is what lead him to serve on the Williamson County Fair Association Board of Directors. Bryon’s parents were both born on farms in rural Nebraska before moving to Iowa to raise their family, and then to Texas in 1989.This background lead to Bryon’s love for Rural values and the work ethic farming breeds. Bryon has been married to his wife Christi for 23 years, and have three children ages 20,17, and 15. Bryon enjoys volunteering in the community, ranch work, hiking, and traveling around Texas.

Kolbi Andresen

Kolbi Andresen currently serves as the Executive Director for the Hutto Family YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Central Texas. A proud Red Raider who has dedicated his career to serving others and ensuring that the residents of Williamson County have access to quality programs for all ages.

In addition to working for the YMCA, Andresen has served and volunteered at multiple agencies within Williamson County, from Special Olympics to the Clay Sports Club of Round Rock.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, with stints in Wyoming and Arizona, he got to Texas as quickly as possible. When he is not serving his community, you can find him outdoors fishing or spending time with family and friends.

Ron Randig

Ron is a multigenerational native to Taylor, Texas. He is the owner of Randig Insurance Agency selling auto, home, commercial, life and crop insurance. Ron served in a multitude of offices in various local and county-based organizations.

He has been married close to 30 years to Melissa where they were blessed with two daughters Macey and son- in- law Ethan, and Mallory.

Ron’s hobbies include beekeeping, raising several species of deer, cattle, goats, and a small tree farm. He is dedicated to helping the community he calls home.

Rebecca Clemons - Vendor Chair

Rebecca Clemons currently serves as the Senior Director of Human Resources for Williamson County. Her background is in human resources, executive and retail management, budget, and audit. She was born and raised in Texas and has been in the Central Texas area since leaving Aggieland with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing in 2003.

In addition to working for Williamson County, Clemons stays active with church and community volunteer activities, has served on her neighborhood property owners association board, and volunteers with Operation Orphans Inc, a nonprofit founded in 1960 in Mason Texas that takes children and teenagers from children’s and foster homes throughout Texas hunting and fishing.

Clemons and her husband, Bryan, are blessed with a daughter, Grace, and a son, Coleman. The family enjoys time traveling, BBQ-ing, watching Grace play volleyball or Aggie football, and anything outdoors.

Steve Laukhuf - Marketing Chair

CEO, One Voice Communications Inc. An award willing Marketing and Communications Company with offices based in Williamson County. Lifetime Texan, he raises Longhorn cattle on his Double S Ranch and enjoys rural living. Steve has served on numerous boards and commissions in Williamson County. Both for RRISD and the City of Round Rock and the YMCA. In 2008 he was Chair of the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce. In additional to Williamson County Fair & Rodeo Board as Scholarship Chair, He currently serves on the boards of Rodeo Austin, Rodeo Killeen, Member of the Taylor Rodeo Association and National Foundation Board of Phi Sigma Kappa. Along with various other diverse interests and hobbies, giving back to his community has always been a priority.

Jeff Maxwell

Bio coming soon!
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Jesse Ancira, Secretary, Executive Board

Jesse Ancira has close ties to Taylor, TX as he is the former Mayor of Taylor, Texas, as well as the former President of the Taylor Independent School District Board of Trustees. Ancira also called Taylor, TX home!

Ancira is the owner of Ancira Strategies, a legislative advocacy firm that represents fortune 500 companies as well as some of the largest municipalities in the state before the Texas legislature. Ancira also represents private sector clients on tax, economic development and business development matters. Prior to Ancira Strategies, he served as Chief of Staff to House Speaker Joe Straus and is a former senior official with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. He is also a former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Ancira currently serves on the Texas State Development Foundation Board, as Treasurer. Ancira is married to Mary Walton Ancira and, together, they have two children, Trey and Alexandria.
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Nathan Winstead, Board of Directors -Treasurer

Nathan Winstead currently serves as a Relationship Manager for Capital Farm Credit in Round Rock, Texas. Capital Farm Credit is a customer-owned cooperative established in 1917 as part of the Farm Credit System. Nathan’s areas of concentration are providing loan solutions to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness owners, and rural home and land owners. Prior to joining the Capital Farm Credit team, Nathan has spent the last 15 years as a Vice President in Farm Credit and Commercial Banking, and also worked in public sector. He is an accomplished business development professional in the financial services industry. Nathan serves as a Past President of the Rotary Club of Georgetown, former Director of the Williamson County Livestock Association, and is actively involved in the Austin area business community.

Kim Sander, Board of Directors - Volunteer Chair

Kimberley Sander currently serves as Vice President of Community Banking & Branch Manager for Frontier Bank of Texas in Taylor. Sander focuses on community involvement & personal banking services for individuals, families, farmers & ranchers, professionals, & businesses.

Prior to joining the Frontier Bank of Texas team, Kim spent the last 20 plus years in community banking. She has immersed herself in the communities she’s in & selflessly gives her time where she can. She has held numerous board positions for livestock organizations, VP of the Kiwanis Club, Round Rock Police Foundation Board Member, & a chamber member. With her years of experience in volunteer work, it is fitting that she is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Williamson County Fair and Rodeo.

When Kim’s not giving back to the community, you can find her with family at livestock shows, volleyball, football, and baseball games. She and her husband, Troy, have three amazing children Karly, Slade, and Brady.
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Julie Sharifian, Executive Board - Sponsorship Chair

Julie is a Native Texan and has lived in Williamson County most of her life. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Early Childhood Education.Julie is the Vice President of Development for Corridor Title in Georgetown.Her professional career has included education, the non-profit sector, politics/government, and business development.

Throughout her career, Julie has served her community through charitable & women’s organizations, including RRISD PTA’s, Austin Junior Forum, Chaparral Women’s Club, a graduate of Leander & Round Rock Chamber Leadership classes, Round Rock Woman’s Club, Round Rock Sweethearts Sponsor, Greater Round Rock Community Foundation Future Fund Co-Chair, Rotary Club of Round Rock and Professional Women of Williamson County.Julie brings a variety of experience and loves being a part of the Williamson County Fair & Rodeo Executive Board as the Sponsorship Chair.

Julie and her husband Bahman have raised their family in Round Rock and are the proud parents of Wyatt, Payton & Matthew.

Gerald Anderson - Rodeo Chair

Bio coming soon!

Kelley Hernandez, Executive Director

Kelley Hernandez currently serves as the Chief of Staff for Williamson County Commissioner Russ Boles, Precinct 4. Hernandez recently served as the Event Chair for the Hutto YMCA Board of Directors and was recognized as their Volunteer of the Year in 2021. That same year she was also awarded the high honor as the Hutto Citizen of the Year.

Prior to joining the Commissioners team, Hernandez worked in Hutto, Texas as the Director of the Brushy Creek Amphitheater and held two positions at the Hutto Chamber of Commerce as the Operations Manager & Event Coordinator. She has worked the better part of her business career in the Events and Marketing field.

She was born in Chicago, Ill but, truly considers herself a native of Washington State as she lived there for nearly 30 years. Kelley is the mother of two beautiful children Baylee and Drew and considers them her two greatest accomplishments in life.

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Judge Dan Gattis, Former Board VP

Gattis served his three terms as the County Judge for Williamson County from 2006 through 2018. He is on the Board of Directors for the Tobacco Fund Investment Committee He also served on the Board for the Conference of Urban Counties and served on the Executive Committee for Capital Area Planning Council of Governments.

He is a past chairman of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, past president of the Texas Association of Fairs and Events and past board member of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, National Finals Rodeo, and the Gulf Coast Agribusiness Council. He also spent over ten years on the Advisory Council to Dean of Agriculture for Texas Tech. Gattis served in 2011 on the external advisory committee for the selection of the Dean for Texas A&M University’s Department of Animal Sciences and has served on the board of directors and executive committee of the Texas FFA Foundation. Gattis has served as a member of the council of advisors for South Main Center Association and an advisory board member for The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. He served on the Host Committee for the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations.

Dan Gattis has been married for 54 years. He and his wife, Karen have two sons, Dan M. Gattis and Brent Gattis. The Gattis family owns a small ranching operation in Williamson County, Gattis Cattle Company L.L.C.

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Patti Colbert, Former Board VP

Patti Colbert, is a living, breathing cowgirl who has finally retired in Georgetown, TX. When Colbert is not changing her grand kids, she is spending time with her horses.

She is currently competing in Stock Horse of Texas events on my American Quarter Horse, “Why So Serious.” In addition, Colbert is the Advisory Chairperson for the Ride on Center for Kids, and Board of Directors of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

Colbert has an extensive career within the equine industry. Colbert owned and operated a recreational trail ride facility for 10 years with 20 to 30 geldings. She also has worked with Juvenile Probation Departments in two counties providing horse experiences. Colbert was the Executive Director of Texas Quarter Horse Association for seven years in addition to being the Senior Development Director for American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) for seven years. While contracting with the Bureau of Land Management, Wild Horse Division, Colbert began Patti Colbert Enterprises and created the Extreme Mustang Makeovers, Trainer Incentive Program, and other adoption programs for wild horses. She also created the “Time to Ride” national marketing programs while contracting with the American Horse Council.

During Colbert's extensive equine career, her proudest achievement was receiving 2014 American Horse Publications, Innovator of the Year Award and the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Fern Sawyer Award.

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