The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce has welcomed Juliet Milam of Gulf Power Company as chairman of the board of directors for 2020.


The incoming chair and the 2020 board of directors were celebrated during the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Gala held Jan. 31 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.


Milam is joined on the board by Mike Adkinson of Walton County Sheriff Office, Glen Barfield of Northwest Florida State College, Jessica Bracken of Proffitt PR, Graham Campbell-Work of Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Nathan Cordle of Provident Title Company, Emily Cowan of CHELCO, Ryan Crawford of South Walton Fire District, Kevin Crystal of the City of DeFuniak Springs, Jason Cutshaw of Visit South Walton, Mark Davis of Clark Partington Attorneys at Law, Jennifer Frost of ResortQuest by Wyndham, Johnathan Futrell of Warren Averett, Dana Hahn of The Howard Group, Megan Harrison of the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce, Kevin Henderson of Southland Utilities, Russell Hughes of Walton County School District, Bill Imfeld of Walton County EDA, Bryce Jarvis of Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, Jane Kerrigan of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC., Fred Leopold of Community Bank, DC Matthews of Matthews & Jones LLP., Stacey McGilvray of Hancock Whitney Bank, Lanier Motes of St. Joe Company, Janet Piepul of Sacred Heart Foundation, Lane Redding of BBVA Bank, Allison Smith of Herbafex, Tony Steele of Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa, Mike Storey of Mang Law & Title, and Jimy Thorpe of A Superior Air Conditioning Company.


In addition to naming the new board of directors, the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of several awards voted on by the community.


Young Professional of the Year: Nathan Cordle, Provident Title Company; Volunteer of the Year: Jimmy Dallas, A Superior Air Conditioning Company; Small Business of the Year North: Frank’s Cash and Carry; Small Business of the Year South: A Superior Air Conditioning Company; Large Business of the Year: Randy Wise Homes; and the Joan and Stephen Carter Award: Jim Bagby, One Seagrove Place.


The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce also swore in the newly appointed board of directors for the Young Professionals of Walton County.