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Lara Tyler Chambers ’03

Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
Appointed July 2015

Lara Tyler Chambers is founder and co-owner of Tyler Development Group LLC, an engineering and real estate development group, based in Richmond, Virginia. After graduating from Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Mrs. Chambers established Tyler Development Group in 2003. Since inception, Mrs. Chambers has developed the company to manage all aspects of the land development cycle; including re-zoning, land acquisition, plan development and design, project construction, and financial management.

During her cadetship she achieved the rank of Regimental Cadet Captain, serving as the Institute’s first S-7 responsible for cadet life and corps morale. She was also a Rat Challenge Instructor and a member of the Ranger Challenge Team. While a cadet, she also volunteered in multiple local and community events, such as the construction of residential homes for the Habitat for Humanity Charity. Mrs. Chambers is the third generation of her family to graduate from VMI.