Before being named the Executive Director of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, Lenora Henry served in several leadership roles and spent over 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 Sr. Development Officer for Corporate Relations at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), she was a leader in educating community residents on advocacy efforts and program resources.
Ms. 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.
Lenora has been very involved with her community, serving on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Shepherd's Clinic and her alma mater, Mercy High School. A graduate of the University of Baltimore, where she earned a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management, Lenora received her undergraduate degree in business from Sojourner-Douglass College.
A lifelong City resident, Lenora lives in the Hamilton neighborhood and is a proud aunt of two nieces.