Myrna Ballard has been President of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce since January 1997. She was formerly Vice President for Economic Development for the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber, Economic Developer for Quitman-Brooks County (Georgia), and Director of Economic Development for the Brazos Valley Development Council (Texas). She has 32 years of experience in community and economic development.
Ballard is active in several community and professional organizations. She serves as chairman of the South Georgia Workforce Development Board, is a member of the E3Z Birth-to-Eight Partnership and the Valdosta Early College Academy Board, is past president of the Valdosta Rotary Club, past president of the Valdosta Civic Roundtable, former member of the Valdosta Technical College Board of Directors, and past chairman of the board of the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. She has been married to Dr. Chet Ballard for 39 years. They have lived in the Valdosta area since 1985.