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The JAX Chamber Board of Directors on Friday morning selected Henry Brown as 2020 Chamber Chair.
Brown, CEO of Miller Electric Company, currently serves as Treasurer of the Chamber’s board and will begin as Chair-elect in January 2019.
“Whether it’s promoting downtown development to advocating for important policy issues, JAX Chamber is leading to make Jacksonville a city where businesses want to invest and where people choose to live,” Brown said. “This is particularly critical now as we work to develop and attract the high-quality talent companies need to be successful.”
The Chamber traditionally selects its chair more than a year in advance. In the role as Chair-elect, Brown will lead the 2019 Leadership Trip and the Chamber’s Board of Governors in 2019, a larger group of business leaders that helps to implement policy and priorities set by the Board of Directors. Debbie Buckland, market president of BB&T, is Chair-elect this year and will serve as Chair of the Board of Directors in 2019.
A Jacksonville native, Brown is a third-generation CEO of Miller Electric Company, one of the largest electrical contractors in the country with almost 2,000 employees. Brown began his career in public accounting with Deloitte and worked as a financial analyst in the shipbuilding industry before joining the family business as Controller in 2001. Brown served in various leadership roles in the company and was named CEO in 2012.
Brown currently serves as Chairman of the Executive Advisory Board for the Jacksonville University Davis College of Business and Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Jacksonville Country Day School. He is also a member of the Jacksonville Civic Council and the Florida Chapter of Young Presidents Organization.
Brown earned a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration and a Master’s of Accountancy from Stetson University.
“Henry is a thoughtful, innovative business leader who understands Jacksonville and what companies need to grow and thrive here,” Buckland said.
The remainder of the 2019 JAX Chamber Board of Directors will be finalized later this year.
About JAX Chamber
The JAX Chamber is the business membership organization dedicated to driving quality economic growth in Northeast Florida to make this region the best place to live, work and play. Membership provides the opportunity to connect with and buy from other Chamber members. The connections result in business growth and a more prosperous economy.