Pashara Black

Office Liaison

Email: pblack@durhamchamber.org
Phone: 919.328.8731

Joined the Chamber Staff: 2017

Role at the Durham Chamber: Pashara is the “first face, first voice” ambassador of the Durham Chamber of Commerce. Pashara’s primary responsibility is to treat all customers, potential customers, visitors and staff with positive, proactive professionalism that reflects the welcoming image espoused by the Chamber.

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Favorite childhood book: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.

If you could possess any super power, what would it be? Teleportation. I would go to exotic locations all over the world for the weekend.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you? Zoe Saldana. I think she’s pretty awesome!

What is the first thing you would do with one million dollars? Make another million dollars.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Free.

Rock, Paper or Scissors? Rock.

Favorite food:  Mexican Food. The spicier, the better!

What songs are included in the soundtrack of your life? If I had to listen to one song everyday for the rest of my life, it would be “You Got Me” by The Roots.

Nicest thing you’ve done for someone: Show them that they are worthy.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I think it would be pretty cool to learn how to build furniture.

 

HuthPhoto-KAH_6627Geoff Durham

President and CEO

Email: geoffdurham@durhamchamber.org
Phone: 919.328.8710

Joined the Chamber Staff: 2016

Role at the Durham Chamber: Geoff is responsible for leadership of the Durham Chamber of Commerce and setting the direction of the organization.

 

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Joshua Gunn

Vice President of Member Investment

Email: jgunn@durhamchamber.org
Phone: 919.328.8735

Joined the Chamber Staff: 2017

Role at the Durham Chamber: Joshua leads the organization toward its long-term vision of being the premier advocate, advisor and booster of business in the Durham area.

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Favorite childhood book: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

If you could possess any super power, what would it be? Flight

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you? I’ve gotta go with Terrence Howard as me in the future and my man Jessie Williams as present day me lol.

What is the first thing you would do with one million dollars? Pay off my student loans and donate back to my alma mater (Aggie Pride)

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? An emcee

Rock, Paper or Scissors? Rock

Favorite food:  My mom’s Schnitzel

What songs are included in the soundtrack of your life? My whole last album “Rage To Survive.”

Nicest thing you’ve done for someone: I try to do at least one nice thing for a person every day, I don’t think I can rank them, because I think that really depends on the person’s needs.  I just try and brighten someone’s day and help without asking for anything in return.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I’d like to learn to play the guitar and to fly a plane

 

HuthPhoto-KAH_8680-XLTiffany Malory

Director of Member Relations

Email: tmalory@durhamchamber.org
Phone: 919.328.8733

Joined the Chamber Staff: 2017

Role at the Durham Chamber: Tiffany works to make the Durham Chamber the premier advocate, advisor and booster of business in the greater Durham area. Working with members and leadership, she provides an outstanding customer experience including researching, problem solving and providing overall support to members. Tiffany is the primary ambassador of the Durham Chamber message.

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Favorite childhood book: The Baby Sitters Club books.

If you could possess any super power, what would it be? To disappear.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you? Reese Witherspoon (although we look nothing alike)

What is the first thing you would do with one million dollars? Make sure my children’s college education was taken care of.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Broadway star.

Rock, Paper or Scissors? Scissors.

Favorite food:  Way too many to list (I don’t like dill pickles)

What songs are included in the soundtrack of your life? On My Own, from Les Miserables; Defying Gravity from Wicked; Still Breathing, Green Day; Bird of Sorrow, Glen Hansard and Stronger, Kelly Clarkson.

Nicest thing you’ve done for someone: Encourage everyone to be their true authentic self without judgement.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I wish I could play the guitar and piano.

 

Myra D. Wooten

Director of Marketing & Communications

Joined the Chamber staff: January 2015

Email: mwooten@durhamchamber.org
Phone: 919.328.8722

Role at the Durham Chamber: Myra wakes up every day thinking about how to tell the story of Durham and the Durham Chamber. This includes generating compelling content about the community and businesses of Durham, while messaging the work of the Chamber and managing the Chamber’s social media.

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Favorite childhood book: “The Cat in the Hat”

If you could possess any super power, what would it be? The power of telepathy…to persuade with my words and my mind!

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you? Viola Davis

What is the first thing you would do with one million dollars? Create a culinary scholarship in my mother’s name.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Supreme Court Justice

Rock, Paper or Scissors? Scissors

Favorite food: Anything with mushrooms

Where’s Waldo? With Carmen Sandiego

What songs are included in the soundtrack of your life? “ Run Joe” Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers; “Unforgettable”Nat King Cole; “Music Man” Letta Mbulu; “Walking After Midnight” Patsy Cline; “It Takes Two” Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock

Nicest thing you’ve done for someone: Be my authentic self, allowing others to do the same.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Fly (with feathered wings)!