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Janel Boyd is the director of executive services and board engagement. Janel is the direct assistant to President and CEO Gary Salamido. With more than 25 years of executive-level administrative experience, Janel uses her talents to provide support that enhances the NC Chamber’s mission by partnering her team with business organizations and job creators across North Carolina. She enjoys helping others and knowing that her contributions provide a foundation which benefits the entire organization.

Janel believes in being of service to others, so she enjoys her role at the NC Chamber, where she has the opportunity to work with others from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are not only skilled at what they do, but who also believe in each other and support the organization’s mission, vision, and values. Whether the team is advocating for legislative initiatives or advancing the business community’s success, she is proud to work with individuals who empower one another to be their best selves.

Outside of work, Janel enjoys spending her time with her 17-year-old daughter time and her grandchildren. Together, they enjoy going to events, watching movies, playing board games, doing crossword puzzles, and going for long walks. Janel also delights in seeing her sister and other family members. She believes in making decisions based on facts rather than emotion and is inspired by the words of her middle school mantra found in the book of Luke the Bible, “To whom much is given, much is required.”