FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261
TALLAHASSEE (November 12, 2015) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce today announces that Tracy Duda Chapman, Senior Vice President/General Counsel of A. Duda & Sons, Inc., has been elected as the 2015-2016 Chair of the Florida Chamber’s Board of Directors.
“Tracy Duda Chapman’s longtime leadership in agriculture, the backbone of Florida’s economy, makes her a forward thinking leader who can keep Florida moving in the right direction,” said Mark Wilson President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “Tracy’s commitment to free enterprise will help ensure Florida’s diverse communities can unite under an integrated business agenda.”
Duda Chapman replaces outgoing Florida Chamber Board of Director Chair Steve Knopik, CEO of Beall’s Inc., whose term expired October 31, 2015.
“The Florida Chamber has an outstanding program to make Florida more competitive, and I look forward to continuing to drive the business agenda and playing a part in leading Florida forward,” said Tracy Duda Chapman.
Duda Chapman joined A. Duda & Sons, Inc. in 1992. She has held several positions including Associate Counsel, General Counsel, and Corporate Vice President of Corporate Services. She was appointed Senior Vice President in 2007. She holds a business degree from the University of Alabama and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law, and serves on the boards of Shands Teaching Hospital & Clinics, Inc., the Brevard Zoo, the Central Florida Partnership, and the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation. She has previously served on Florida’s Environmental Regulation Commission and on the Board of the National Council of Agricultural Employers.
Duda Chapman’s one-year term as Chair of the Florida Chamber Board began November 1, 2015.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations, aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.