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Jax Daily Record Friday, Sep. 21, 201812:54 PM EST

Miller Electric Co. CEO Henry Brown named 2020 JAX Chamber chair

Brown will succeed BB&T Market President Debbie Buckland.

The JAX Chamber board of directors Friday named Miller Electric Co. CEO Henry Brown as its 2020 chamber chair.

Brown, 41, is treasurer of the JAX Chamber board and will begin as chair-elect in January.

“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 in a news release. “This is particularly critical now as we work to develop and attract the high-quality talent companies need to be successful.”

Brown will succeed BB&T Market President Debbie Buckland, who will serve as 2019 chamber chair.

“Henry is a thoughtful, innovative business leader who understands Jacksonville and what companies need to grow and thrive here,” Buckland said in the release.

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. He served in various leadership roles in the company and was named CEO in 2012.

Brown also is 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 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.

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.

The rest of the 2019 JAX Chamber board of directors will be finalized later this year.

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