(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) July 8, 2021 — Fred Donovan, Jr., Executive Vice President of Baskerville-Donovan, Inc. has been appointed Regional Advancement Chair for the Pensacola/Destin region of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. The region, made up of Florida Chamber member businesses from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties, needs to create 50,392 net new jobs by 2030 to prepare the region for future growth and opportunity.
“Fred is a recognized leader and job creator in Northeast Florida, and we’re looking forward to the future with Fred,” said Florida Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mark Wilson. “Volunteer leadership is at the heart of the Florida Chamber’s success, and by tapping into our network of valued business leaders through the Florida Chamber’s Regional Advancement Program, we can better serve Florida’s job creators as we unite around the movement to keep Florida, Florida and grow Florida’s economy from the 17th largest in the world to the 10th largest by 2030.”
The Florida Chamber’s Regional Advancement Program allows Florida’s job creators of all size, industry, and location to connect the Florida Chamber’s 11 regions to the State Capitol in Tallahassee. As a key player in this program, Fred Donovan, Jr. will serve as a regional champion of free enterprise to create jobs, further the Florida Chamber’s mission and unite regional business leaders in making sure the right things happen in Florida.
“The Florida Chamber’s mission is a movement all businesses in the Pensacola/Destin region need to unite behind”, said Executive Vice President of Baskerville-Donovan, Inc. Fred Donovan, Jr. “As Regional Advancement Chair for the region, I’m honored to serve the role in localizing these efforts and connecting the region’s businesses to what is happening in Tallahassee.”
Fred Donovan, Jr. is a Florida Chamber Board of Director where he serves as an advisor and consultant to the Florida Chamber of Commerce among other Florida business leaders. The Board of Directors provide input into the strategic direction of the Chamber, and their leadership helps guide Florida to a future of prosperity and high-paying jobs, vibrant communities and global competitiveness.
For more information on the Florida Chamber’s Regional Advancement Program, please visit www.FLChamber.com/RegionalChairs or contact Laura Sellati, Director of Corporate Relations at LSellati@FLChamber.com.