Tracy Duda Chapman
Senior Vice President & Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, A. Duda & Sons, Oviedo
Chapman has been general counsel of the almost 100-year-old, family-owned and operated company since 2000. A pivotal change for her, she says, came in 2007, when she was appointed CEO of Viera Co., the company’s real estate development division. “This move into an operational role was uncomfortable and challenging but provided me the opportunity to grow and develop my professional skills and business acumen,” she says. The company employs about 1,000 in four states and donates 10% of its annual after-tax profits to charities.
|EDUCATION||University of Alabama (BS), University of Florida (JD)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I am extremely competitive in sports and really hate losing at anything.|
|NEW HOBBY||Now that I am an empty nester, I have taken up golf again. It is still a very frustrating game!|
|SABBATICAL TOPIC||Photography. I love documenting all of my family’s celebrations and adventures.|
|READING||I recently read Endurance, by Alfred Lansing.|