Welcome from the Chairman
On behalf of the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce, I want to thank you for your membership and commitment to this community. As a native and lifelong resident of Lufkin, it is my honor to serve as Chairman for 2019. I am following in the footsteps of so many great leaders who have selflessly served this community.
My wife, Susan and I were both raised in Lufkin and attended Lufkin ISD. Shortly after college we returned to our hometown to work and start our family. We could not have picked a better place to raise our two children. Susan and I are both graduates of Leadership Lufkin and have been actively serving in the community for many years.
Both of our fathers were small business employers. Susan’s dad was a partner in a long-established architectural firm. My father established what is now a second-generation insurance agency. As managing partner of Morgan Insurance Agency, I am fortunate to be a part of a locally owned business that has been a part of this community and a member of the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce for more than 50 years. Small businesses are the backbone of our community.
The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating it’s 100th year this year and the sky is the limit. The Chamber exists to advocate and to improve economic prosperity and the business environment in our community. We need all of our members to be engaged by participating on the numerous committees and affiliated organizations. Lufkin native, Tara Watson-Watkins was named Chamber President in July 2018. Tara and her staff are doing a phenomenal job of promoting and helping members improve their business, both large and small. They have big dreams and new ideas as the chamber launches into a new century of supporting local business.
Once again, it is my privilege to serve as the 2019 Chairman and work with a dedicated Board of Directors and Chamber staff. As always, our board members and staff value your input. We will always entertain new ideas to keep our organization and community moving forward.
2019 Chamber Board Chairman
Morgan Insurance Agen