SANTA ROSA BEACH — The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce has anounced its 2018 board of directors.

Steve Wolfrom of CHELCO will be chairman of the board of directors, according to a press release from the chamber. Wolfrom and the 2018 board members were celebrated during the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Gala on Jan. 19 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.

Wolfrom is joined on the board by Chair Elect Allison Smith, Herbafex; Vice Chair Membership, Lisa Comeau, SoWal.com; Treasurer, Tony Steele, Hilton Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort; General Counsel, Ginger Barry Boyd, Broad & Cassel; Past Chair, Fred Leopold, Community Bank; and President/CEO Secretary, Megan Harrison, Walton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Other members are *Audie Rowell, Walton County Sheriff’s Office; Bill Fletcher; *Bill Imfeld, Walton County Economic Development Alliance; Cristie Kedroski, Northwest Florida State College; Dana Hahn, Howard Group; Dave Jefferson, Simple HR; Eric Galloway, Edward Jones; Graham Campbell-Work, Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing Center; Jane Kerrigan, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC; *Jay Tusa, Visit South Walton; Jennifer Frost, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals; and Jessica Proffitt Bracken, Proffitt P.

Also, Jim Bagby, One Seagrove Place; Joe Capers, Insurance Zone; Jonathan Futtrell, Warren Averett; Juliet Milam, Gulf Power; Kathy Whidden, Emerald Coast Chiropractic; Ken Bryant, Carter & Company; Lee Curtis, Keller Williams Emerald Coast; Lori Smith, Seaside Community Development Corporation; Patrick Murphy, St. Joe Company; *Russell Hughes, Walton County Superintendent; and Stacey McGilvray, Hancock Bank.

(*designates ex-officio board members)

The chamber also announced the winners of several awards, including Young Professional of the Year Chelsea Blaich, Grayton Beer Company; Ambassador of the Year Allison Smith, Herbafex; Small Business of the Year North, Walton County Tax Collector’s Office; Small Business of the Year South, Grayton Beer Company; Large Business of the Year, CHELCO; and the Walton Area Chamber Person of the Year, Lisa Comeau, SoWal.com.

The chamber also swore in the newly appointed board for the Young Professionals of Walton County. Board members consist of Jessica Proffitt Bracken, Proffitt PR; Chelsea Calhoun, Grand Boulevard; Amanda Bierbaum, Walton Area Chamber of Commerce; Bobby Wagner, Land•Air•Sea Productions; Lanier Motes, St. Joe Company; Tovah Locke, The Henderson; Erin Bakker, The Hive Creative Consulting; and Hannah Martin, The Premier Property Group.

Also, Luke Andrews, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty; David Densmore, Morgan Stanley; Kristen Burke, 360Blue; Jill Tanner, Clutch Media Works; Andrew McDowell, Arbor Wealth Management; Jeremy Keich, Keich Law Firm; Karah Fridley-Young, Destin Charity Wine Auction; Chelsea Blaich, Grayton Beer Company; and Cory Fosdyck, Merrill Lynch.

The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all those who sponsored the 2018 Walton Area Annual Gala. Sponsors were: Presenting Sponsor, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa; Decoration Sponsors, Mingle and Royal Palm Grille; Entertainment Sponsor, Epic Photo Co.; Media Sponsors, Proffitt PR and Land Air Sea Productions; Platinum Sponsors, CHELCO and Clark Partington Attorneys at Law; and Gold Sponsors, Simple HR, Howard Group, Howard Hospitality, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC, Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, ResortQuest, Trustmark Bank, Community Bank, Northwest Florida State College, St. Joe Company, Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast and Visit South Walton.