Anne W. Chapman, Esq.
Labor and Employment, Business Litigation

Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida (April 1, 2019) – The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that labor and employment attorney Anne Chapman has been appointed to the Leadership Manatee Board of Governors. Ms. Chapman, a 2017 Leadership Manatee graduate, will assist the board with participant selection by identifying individuals who are active in the community and are most apt to use their leadership knowledge and skills for the long-term benefit of our community. The Leadership Manatee program, begun in 1982, is designed to expose current and future leaders to all aspects of Manatee County. It is Manatee County’s premier leadership training program and has more than 1,200 graduates.

“The Leadership Manatee program is steeped in a legacy of giving business and community leaders an in-depth look at Manatee County,” said Jacki Dezelski, Manatee Chamber of Commerce president. “We are thrilled that Anne will be joining the Board to give guidance to a program that provides a one-of-a-kind experience for program participants. As a past graduate, Anne has continued to build on her commitment to serving the community.”

The program’s purpose is to identify community leaders of diverse backgrounds, to develop their potential and desire to accept civic responsibilities and leadership roles, to expose community leaders to the problems and opportunities that face Manatee County, to build a realistic understanding of leadership in today’s complex society, to open a dialogue among emerging and current community leaders, and to acquaint leaders with the processes, programs, opportunities and challenges for individual involvement in Manatee County

Ms. Chapman, a 2017 Leadership Manatee program graduate, is a principal in the firm’s Labor & Employment and Business Litigation practice areas. Her practice focuses on representing clients in a wide range of labor and employment law issues including defending public and private sector employers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage-hour litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies. Her practice also involves providing companies with advice and counsel concerning day-to-day employee relations issues, employment agreements and legal compliance.

Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice, regional law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. With over 25 attorneys, we serve a wide range of clients in diverse industries. Throughout its more than 90-year history the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout Southwest Florida and beyond. Blalock Walters’ offices are located in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. For more information, please visit

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