Linda Knudsen named board chair of Gables Chamber of Commerce

Linda KnudsenLinda Knudsen, a corporate director at Baptist Health South Florida, has been named the 2014-15 board chair for the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.

A major goal during her tenure in this new role is to implement and execute business objectives and build the Chamber YOU message to help members obtain optimal business success.

“I have worn many hats within the chamber but this position — by far — is the most important,” Knudsen said. “I look forward to working with our members and the communities at large to implement effective strategies that prove to be a win-win for us all.”

Prior to assuming the role as board chair, Knudsen held the positions of vice chair of special events, parliamentarian, and chair of the Trustee Council. She has been an active member of the Gables Chamber representing Baptist Health South Florida for more than 15 years.

“The goals that Linda has put forth for the chamber and the community prove that she is looking out for the best interest of everyone,” said Mark A. Trowbridge, president of the Coral Gables Chamber. “She is dedicated and focus driven, and wants our community and the people who live and work here to be successful.”

Knudsen holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic art from the University of Miami. She has been at Baptist Health South Florida for over 20 years and is the corporate director of organizational culture and communication with the Office of Diversity. She is a past president of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Ana G. Mendez University System.

Founded in 1925 by George E. Merrick, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce is a 1,500-plus-member, not-for-profit business association with a mission to foster and enhance the economic interests and quality of life in the Coral Gables community. Currently the Chamber boasts over 750 companies as members making it the second largest chamber of commerce in Miami-Dade County, and the fourth in South Florida.


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