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Chamber Staff

The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce staff works diligently to promote and uplift the members.

We are dedicated to embracing diversity and equality, providing opportunities when you need them, and a Staff who reflects our business community and who works tirelessly for you, our local business owners.

Namita Kumar

Executive Director

Namita Kumar is the Executive Director of the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce. With a Masters degree in International Business, Namita has extensive knowledge of Chambers as far away as India! Upon completion of her Master's, she joined the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) which is the oldest and apex Chamber of Commerce in India, established and inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. She worked as a Research Associate in the Transport Infrastructure division handling Civil Aviation for 2 years before relocating to the United States.
Board Member - Catonsville Arts & Entertainment District

Karen Paris

Community Events Coordinator

Karen was working as the Director of Marketing and Faculty Support for the School of Continuing Education at the CCBC, Catonsville before she announced her retirement. Karen has worked for the Chamber in the past creating videos and podcasts to promote local businesses.

A life long resident of Catonsville, Karen graduated from Catonsville High School before getting her degree in Communications from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Karen also has a Masters Degree in Business Communications from the University of Maryland College Park.

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