INDIANAPOLIS — Scott Tucker, co-president of Maple Leaf Farms in Leesburg, which produces approximately 40% of the nation’s duck supply, is among 31 new members of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
Tucker is a past graduate of the Kosciusko Leadership Academy and the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for Maple Leaf Farms Inc., Eurasia Feather Inc., Down Inc., K21 Health Foundation, the Indiana State Poultry Association and Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation.
“Our board plays a crucial role in developing all aspects of our business advocacy efforts,” says Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “Members serve on various committees that research key topics and define public policy positions for adoption by the entire board. We look forward to Scott’s contributions.”
Additionally, Paul Perkins, president of Amatrol Inc. — a Jeffersonville-based interactive technical education provider — was elected the organization’s new chairman through November 2023.
Perkins has long been engaged with the Indiana Chamber, not only through its board of directors, but its many workforce development initiatives and committees as well.
“I’m looking forward to collaborating with fellow Chamber board members and staff to help Indiana achieve a bright future,” he shares. “It’s a great place to live, work and run a business, and I’m eager for the upcoming year — and the years ahead.”
Perkins also serves on the Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet and a variety of boards to further help foster talent in the state, including the Ivy Tech Community College Foundation Board, American Technical Education Association Board, Jefferson Community and Technical College Foundation and Coalition for Career Development Board.
“Paul’s expertise has been critical as we work to enhance workforce development efforts and legislation in the state,” Brinegar concludes. “With education and workforce being the most pressing challenges facing Hoosier businesses today, his leadership will be greatly valued.”
More than 200 individuals from member companies make up the Indiana Chamber board. They are presidents, CEOs and high-level executives from organizations throughout the state. All new board members will serve three-year terms through fall 2025.