Tom Gooding is General Counsel for the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.Tom Gooding is General Counsel for the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce. In an expansion of his role, Tom now participates in all Board of Director's meetings and executive sessions as the legal counselor to the Board and its officers. Valdosta's local Chamber is one of the most respected in Georgia and consists of over 1,300 members. The Chamber recently achieved reaccreditation as 5 Star Accredited Chamber, the highest possible, by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is one of only 7 chambers in Georgia and 76 out of over 7,000 chambers of commerce nationwide to achieve this distinction. Tom served as Chairman of the Board of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber in 2011.