The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Chuck Baldwin chairman of its board of directors for 2018. He is one of two managing directors of the Ogletree Deakins law firm. Baldwin has more than 25 years of experience in labor and employment law. He began serving on the Indiana Chamber board and various committees in 2000.
Baldwin has been a featured speaker at Indiana Chamber conferences and seminars throughout his involvement with the organization and has authored articles and co-authored a number of Indiana Chamber compliance publications. He’s also a contributor to BizVoice magazine on employment law issues and previously was chosen an Indiana Chamber Volunteer of the Year.
Baldwin’s chairmanship duties for the Indiana Chamber extend through the group’s next fall board meeting in November 2018.
More than 100 members make up the Indiana Chamber board; they are presidents, CEOs and high-level executives from organizations around the state.
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