Nov. 12, 2015–DG Michael Chambers / Rotary Dist. 6880

Michael Chambers currently serves as District Governor. He has previously served as president of the Rotary Club of Mobile, Assistant Governor and District Chair of Global Grants. He has been awarded the Certificate of Meritorious Service by the Rotary Foundation, the Service Above Self Award by Rotary International and is a Paul Harris Fellow and Major Donor.
In 2000 he co-founded and served as CEO of InnoRx, an ocular drug delivery company that he sold in 2005 to SurModics (NASDAQ:SRDX). He previously served as chairman of the board of ProUroCare, a public company based in Minneapolis. In 2010 he founded Swift Biotech, a company developing screens for ovarian cancer.
In 2012 he founded the Gulf Coast Angel Network and co-founded in 2014 the entrepreneurship program known as 1702. He served in 2014 as the Chairman of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and was named that year as Alabama’s Start-Up Executive of the Year by Alabama LaunchPad. He serves on various corporate boards, as well as the EDPA and BioAlabama.
He received a B.A. and law degree from the University of Alabama, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship for studies in France and a Swiss Confederation Scholarship that led to a Ph.D. at the University of Geneva. He has been recognized as one of the Best Attorneys in the United States in Commercial Law, Arbitration and Mediation and as a Top Lawyer in health care.
He is married to Circuit Judge Rosemary Chambers. They have two daughters, Carmen and Camille, who both attended Yale University and are now in law school at Georgetown.
He was recently named to a newly created position at the University of South Alabama: Assistant Vice President for Research Innovation.