Lakeland Business Guide 2019 Chamber Guide_2019 - Page 29

The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors represents emerging leaders within the community who are dedicated to serving and investing in local businesses. The chair position, held for a year, is the highest role on the board. Over the years, individuals who have held the position of chair of the board have led the revitalization of downtown Lakeland, introduced programs for local entrepreneurs, and supported small businesses. A few of the individuals who have held this role include Ron Clark, Ford Heacock, Maureen Shaw, and Joe L. Ruthven. 29