Ingrid

With a long and varied career in "communications" assignments, Ingrid Chapman founded Chapman Communications. Given her strong media relationships, she opened her doors with her first client, a non-profit dedicated to addressing child abuse. Her style of business is one of deep community involvement. She served as chairman of the board for the Antelope Valley Chambers of Commerce 2005-2006 and currently serves as a director of the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, sitting on their executive committee. She co-founded the Antelope Valley Women's Conference in 2006 and served on the inaugural committee for the "Operation Welcome Home" Veterans Day Parade committee in 2006. She subsequently participated in the 2009 Antelope Valley Veterans Day Parade committee. A former board member of United Way and founding member and past president of PROz (Public Relations Officials), she currently serves on the Mental Health America advisory committee and won their prestigious Leona Frieder Award in 2010. Most recently she was appointed to the board of the Lancaster Museum & Public Art Foundation, which is the active fundraising arm for the Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH). She is the 2002 Athena Award winner, sponsored by Zonta International, and a long time member of Lancaster West Rotary. Last, in seeking and celebrating local singing talent, she created the event, AV Idol.

A graduate of UCLA, Ms. Chapman pursued a career in communications working for public relations agency Gene Lesser & Associates and advertising agency Eisaman, Johns & Laws in Los Angeles. She then served as road manager and communications liaison for comedienne, Phyllis Diller for many years. Prior to opening her own public relations agency, she served as director of resource development for the Children's Center of the Antelope Valley.

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