Jump Start on Rodeo

Rodeo supporters turn out to honor five energetic women who are real Trailblazers

Rodeo supporters turn out to honor five energetic Trailblazers

HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Kathleen Williams, Marilyn DeMontrond, Jonnie Steffek, Tricia Koch, Carol Sawyer
Honorees Kathleen Williams, Marilyn DeMontrond, Jonnie Steffek, Tricia Koch, Carol Sawyer. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 James Mora, Ronnie Gulihur and Dan Cheney
James Mora, Ronnie Gulihur, Dan Cheney, Rodeo Houston COO. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Gretchen Gilliam, Shelly Millwee, Victoria Nelson
Gretchen Gilliam, Shelly Millwee, Victoria Nelson. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Lani Simonton, Shelly Brock, Brittany Kabel, Mandi Day
Lani Simonton, Shelly Brock, Brittany Kabel, Mandi Day. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Angela Montalbano, Pam Springer and Mary Ellen Verbois
Angela Montalbano, Pam Springer, Mary Ellen Verbois. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Pam Springer, Annie Flores, Susan Buddeke
Pam Springer, Annie Flores, Susan Buddeke. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Laura Canahuati, Diane Sutton, Lauren Luetnold and Debi Gann
Laura Canahuati, Diane Sutton, Lauren Luetnold, Debi Gann. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Kelly Anzilotti and Melissa Braniff
Kelly Anzilotti, Melissa Braniff. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Sandra Crook, Meredith Chastang, Greg Miller and Ann Massey
Sandra Crook, Meredith Chastang, Greg Miller, Ann Massey. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Terri Courtney, Patricia Kormann, Jacquine Levesque and Michelle Wasaff
Terri Courtney, Patricia Kormann, Jacquine Levesque, Michelle Wasaff. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Rachel Guinn, Janeen Comer and Kacey White
Rachel Guinn, Janeen Comer, Kacey White. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Sharleen, Ron Walkoviak
Sharleen and Ron Walkoviak. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Mitzy Crawford, Dick and Cheryl Hudgins
Mitzy Crawford, Dick and Cheryl Hudgins. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Kathleen Williams, Marilyn DeMontrond, Jonnie Steffek, Tricia Koch, Carol Sawyer
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 James Mora, Ronnie Gulihur and Dan Cheney
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Gretchen Gilliam, Shelly Millwee, Victoria Nelson
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Lani Simonton, Shelly Brock, Brittany Kabel, Mandi Day
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Angela Montalbano, Pam Springer and Mary Ellen Verbois
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Pam Springer, Annie Flores, Susan Buddeke
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Laura Canahuati, Diane Sutton, Lauren Luetnold and Debi Gann
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Kelly Anzilotti and Melissa Braniff
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Sandra Crook, Meredith Chastang, Greg Miller and Ann Massey
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Terri Courtney, Patricia Kormann, Jacquine Levesque and Michelle Wasaff
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Rachel Guinn, Janeen Comer and Kacey White
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Sharleen, Ron Walkoviak
HLSR Trailblazers 2015 Mitzy Crawford, Dick and Cheryl Hudgins

In H-Town, it's never too early to start rodeoing. Case in point, the recent Trailblazer Committee reception announcing the 2016 honorees.

Exhibiting more energy than the Energizer Bunny, the five women are being recognized for their volunteer efforts on multiple committees and a dedication the HLS&R, exemplified in their commitment of time, talent and generosity.

A heft group of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo supporters turned out for the  reception that introduced Trailblazer Award honorees — Jonnie Steffek of Lady Lambs and Lamb and Goat Auction committees; Marilyn DeMontrond of the Junior Rodeo and International committees; Tricia Koch of the Livestock and Scholarship Administration committees; Carol Sawyer of the Armed Forces Appreciation, Wine Sales & Events and Rodeo Uncorked! committees; and Kathleen Williams of the Premium Seating and Speakers committees.

The five women will be saluted closer to the rodeo at the Trailblazer luncheon and fashion show January 29 at the Hilton Americas-Houston.

Rodeo honchos in the mix included president and COE Joel Cowley, vice president and CEO Dan Cheney, vice president and officer in charge of the Trailblazer Committee Sharleen Walkoviak, Trailblazer Committee chair Gretchen Gilliam and Executive Committee member Keith Steffeck.

And let's not forgot the lifetime vice presidents attending including Louis Bart, George DeMontrond, Dick Hudgins, Johnny Montalbano and Pam Springer.

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