2019 Military Affairs Committee Chairman begins term following Passing of the Gavel Event

Chamber News


2018 MAC Chair Claire Sherman passes the gavel to 2019 MAC Chair Doug Moore.

The Bay County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee is pleased to announce Doug Moore, Owner of The Panhandle Group, as the 2019 Military Affairs Committee (MAC) Chairman. Moore officially began his term as Chair during MAC’s annual Passing of the Gavel event where 2018 MAC Chairman, Claire Sherman, was honored.

“I have made many friendships with base commanders and leaders this past year,” said Sherman. I am extremely impressed with the intimate details of our bases’ missions and how they operate. It is amazing to know that some of the brightest individuals in the world work together right here in Bay County.”

The MAC Chairmanship is the last step on the Chamber’s leadership ladder as this person makes a five year commitment to serve as an officer of the organization. The trek begins as Treasurer, then Vice Chair, Chair Elect and ultimately the Chair of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce. As past Chair of the Chamber, they maintain their position as an officer, and is responsible for another year as Chair of the MAC.

The Passing of the Gavel event is hosted for the outgoing Military Affairs Committee Chair to recognize them for their dedication for serving in the capacity as chair, and to introduce and welcome the new MAC Chair for the upcoming year. This is also an opportunity for the Commanders for Tyndall Air Force Base, First Air Force, Naval Support Activity and Naval Surface Warfare Center to recognize the outgoing MAC Chair for their support. The event took place on January 17th, at 5:30 in the evening, at the Shrimp Boat in Panama City, FL.

About Military Affairs Committee

Since 1946, the Military Affairs Committee has been rich in the history of providing good public relations between our military bases and the business community. The MAC Mission is to develop understanding, support and goodwill between our men and women in uniform and our community. Click here to learn more about MAC.