Housing Leadership Council Board of Directors-Mary Lou Bedford

Mary Lou Bedford became the President & CEO of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce on July 1, 2015. Since accepting the position, Mary Lou has provided direction to maintain the organization’s philosophy, vision, mission, while focusing on the goals and objectives. She has implemented new procedures as well as improved programs to better serve the membership. Under her leadership, there has been a greater emphasis on advocacy, economic development and sustainability resulting in higher levels of partnering, collaboration, and finding solutions to better serve the needs of the business community.

Mary Lou serves on the Board of Discover the Palm Beaches, as well as several Palm Beach County municipality economic advisory committees. She is a member and supports the Business Development Board, the League of Cities, Business Forum Group, Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, The Florida Chamber of Commerce, and the US Chamber of Commerce.

Mary Lou received her B.S. in Communications with concentrations in Public Relations and Media from California State University, Sacramento.

A resident of Wellington for the past 29 years, Mary Lou and her husband, Scott, are involved in many organizations throughout Palm Beach County. They have two wonderful daughters, Hilary and Amy.