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Debbie Buckland selected as JTA Board Chair

January 10th, 2023 · Leave a Comment

The JTA proudly announces Debbie Buckland will serve as Chair of the JTA Board of Directors in 2023, with Ray Driver, Jr. serving as Vice Chair. Buckland and Driver were approved during the JTA Board of Directors Nominating Committee meeting.

Buckland was appointed to the JTA Board by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019. She served as Vice Chair since 2021 under Immediate Past Chair Ari Jolly.

Buckland retired in 2021 as market president for Truist Bank in Jacksonville, Fl. following a 40 year career in banking and finance. She is a past chair of the JAX Chamber, Downtown Vision Inc., and the American Cancer Society. Buckland is a member of the Truist Jacksonville Advisory Board, Wolfson Children’s Hospital Women’s Board, Jacksonville Women’s Network, and the Women’s Giving Alliance.

She was inducted into the First Coast Business Hall of Fame in 2019 and is a recent recipient of the DTJax Downtown Achievement Award. She was a founding member of the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center and the steering committee of JAX Chamber’s Elevate Women initiative. In 2022, she was honored as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by Association of Fundraising Professionals for her work with United Way of Northeast Florida.

A 2009 graduate of Leadership Jacksonville, Buckland has been named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts, Woman of Influence by the Jacksonville Business Journal and honored by the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women as one of Jacksonville’s Women Making a Difference.

Buckland is a 1979 graduate of Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va., with a B.A in Business & Economics and Philosophy.

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