BALTIMORE — As its final meeting of 2021, the Board of Directors for the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce voted Kimberly Castle Royster to serve as the new chairwoman for a two-year term.
Royster is owner and CFO of Kimberly Services LLC, a boutique accounting firm offering tax, accounting and CFO services. Since high school, she has spent her days as an entrepreneur. She is a graduate of the Baltimore City Community College and the University of Baltimore, where she earned an associate and bachelor’s degree, respectively, in accounting.
With extensive experience in both the local and national business sectors, Royster’s strength is organizing, restructuring, finding savings and creating smart tax strategies for small and large growing businesses. Her solutions reduce tax liabilities and increase profitability for individuals as well as business owners.
As a lifelong Baltimore resident, Kimberly is proud to serve her community.
“With Kimberly Royster as our new Chairwoman, I believe that Chamber members will have better networking opportunities, Board members will be more engaged and the Chamber will provide greater value to Baltimore’s business community,” said Emeritus Chair Will Holmes “Additionally, with her background in accounting and a strong business acumen, I am certain that she will provide invaluable practical information to our growing businesses and larger members and to our community partners. I am excited to see where Chairwoman Royster takes the Chamber and the positive impact her leadership will have on Baltimore City’s economy. Let’s all get behind her and support her.”
On January 3, 2022, Lenora Henry began her service as the first female Executive Director for the Chamber of Commerce.
Henry previously served in several leadership roles and spent more than 20 years developing and cultivating relationships with external stakeholders, city and state agencies, corporations and faith-based and neighborhood organizations. Most recently, as the former Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Development Officer for Corporate Relations at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, she was a leader in educating community residents on advocacy efforts and program resources.
Henry started her fundraising career traveling across the United States for the American Red Cross, covering national and local disasters. Since then, she has also worked for the House of Ruth Maryland, United Way of Central Maryland, Enterprise Community Partners, Catholic Charities and the Howard County General Hospital Foundation.
She has also been very involved in her community, serving on the boards of Shepherd’s Clinic and her alma mater, Mercy High School. A graduate of the University of Baltimore, where she earned a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management, she received her undergraduate degree in business from Sojourner-Douglass College.
Henry is a lifelong Baltimore City resident and a proud aunt of two nieces.
“The Board of Directors is very blessed to have Lenora lead this organization to success. She is well connected to the Baltimore community and passionate about supporting local businesses and helping others achieve their goals,” said Chairwoman Royster. “As Executive Director, she will be a strong advocate for Baltimore’s business owners and employers in our city.”
The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce mission is to serve as an engine for business and economic development that promotes both members’ and the City’s core value propositions. The Chamber, a business organization, is organized to advance and protect the general welfare and prosperity of the Baltimore City business community. All appropriate and necessary means of promotion shall be given to the economic, financial, commercial, industrial, governmental, cultural, and civic interests of the City.
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