October 27, 2022 – Building on a lifelong commitment to work to advance our state and communities, Robert Diffenderfer has been named as the new Chair of the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.
Diffenderfer is a shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker in the firm’s West Palm Beach office. He specializes in governmental and environmental and land use law.
“I am honored to serve as Chair of this vital community organization. I look forward to working with our members, and our public and private partners, on important issues for our community.”
Diffenderfer is the second member of his family to hold the position; Michelle Diffenderfer, who is President and Shareholder at LLW, previously served as Chamber Chair.
“We are faced with unprecedented challenges even as we experience what is undoubtedly a period of extraordinary growth,” said Donald Burgess, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.
“Bob’s passion and experience will serve our members well as we work together to ensure a strong economy and quality of life.”
Diffenderfer will be sworn in as Chair at the Chairman’s Circle and Induction of Officers on Friday November 4th at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.
Diffenderfer is a graduate of Florida State University and earned his law degree at Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to the U.S. District Courts in the District of Columbia and the Southern and Middle Districts in Florida.
In addition to his work with the Chamber, Diffenderfer is involved with a number of community-based organizations including the Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea and the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. Robert and Michelle have a son and two daughters.
Founded in 1913, the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches is a private, not-for-profit association of businesses that have come together to advance the economic, industrial and civic interests of the Palm Beaches. It is the oldest and largest Chamber of Commerce in Palm Beach County.
For almost 30 years, LLW has been a state leader in offering solutions to complex local, state and federal regulatory issues, specializing in environmental and land use law. LLW has offices in Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
For more information on our commitment to our clients and state, please visit our website at www.LLW-LAW.com.