Tracy Duda Chapman was appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Viera Company, DUDA’s wholly owned real estate development subsidiary, and Senior Vice President of the corporation in 2007. She serves as General Counsel for the corporation as well as Corporate Secretary.
Ms. Duda Chapman joined A. Duda & Sons, Inc. in 1992 as Associate Counsel at the corporate headquarters in Oviedo, Florida. She was promoted to General Counsel in 2000. In 2005 she was appointed Corporate Vice President of Corporate Services, with oversight responsibility for Corporate Communications, Governmental Affairs, Risk Management, Food Safety and Technical Services. Before joining DUDA, Ms. Duda Chapman practiced law in the real estate department of the law firm Dean Mead in Orlando.
Ms. Duda Chapman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Orange County Bar Association.
Ms. Duda Chapman is Chairman of the Florida Land Council and is a member of the board of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Shands Teaching Hospital & Clinics, Inc., the Brevard Zoo and the Central Florida Partnership. She has previously served on the Executive Board of the National Council of Agricultural Employers, the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s Labor Committee and Environmental and Pest Management Committee. She has served as the co-chair of the FFVA Benefit Auction for the past 14 years. In 1999, Ms. Duda Chapman was appointed by Florida Governor Jeb Bush as a Commissioner on Florida’s Environmental Regulation Commission, and served two consecutive four-year terms. She is a graduate of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources and is a Past President of its Alumni Association. She served as a Supervisor on the Viera East Community Development District for eight years, and is a past member of the Junior League of Greater Orlando.
A Florida native, Ms. Duda Chapman was born in West Palm Beach, and attended high school in Oviedo, Florida. She and her husband, Marc, also an attorney, have two daughters. The family lives in Oviedo and is active in St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.