by Paula Anderson
According to a news release, The Greater Memphis Chamber board of directors voted to elect Greg Duckett as the next board chair.
Duckett is an executive with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation with a 30-year history.
He currently oversees a number of critical shared services departments, including Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, and Privacy and Security. In his role as executive vice president, he also serves as secretary to Baptist’s Board of Directors according to the release.
“I’m honored to serve as chairman of the board for one of the busiest and most effective chambers in the country,” Duckett said. “Memphis is already one of the fastest-growing job markets in the nation and a global logistics leader, and I look forward to supporting the Chamber as it accelerates our momentum by developing our growing economy, diverse workforce, and future-ready infrastructure.”
The leadership transition will take place on Dec. 14 at the annual Chairman’s Luncheon at the Peabody Hotel. Duckett succeeds Doug Brown, president of the Peabody Hotels and Resorts.
“The Chamber is honored to have a nationally respected leader like Greg Duckett helm our board at this exciting stage in our region’s growth,” said Ted Townsend, president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber. “On behalf of our business community, we are deeply grateful to former chairman Browne for positioning our region for the future and we look forward to leveraging Chairman Duckett’s experience and passion for Memphis to bring greater opportunities and prosperity throughout our region.”
To learn more about the Greater Memphis Chamber, visit memphischamber.com.