The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce has announced the hiring of Betsy Gardner Eckbert as their new President and CEO, following the resignation of Patrick Chapin in May of this year.

The Winter Park-native has a degree in History from the University of Florida and comes to the job after spending almost three years as Director of Sales and Marketing for Longwave Apparel Limited in London, England. Prior to Longwave, Gardner Eckbert served as the Director of Business Development for Mentore Consulting LLP, also in London.

Gardner Eckbert recently wrote a column for the Orlando Sentinel called “What Brexit means: A loss for England, Central Florida” which you can read HERE.

Gardner Eckbert also happens to be the daughter of former Orange County Clerk of the Courts, Lydia Gardner.


Brendan O'Connor

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