What You Don't Know About Henry Chamberlain
Photo: With wife Lisa Burns and son Alex at the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, BC
Position: President, BOMA International
Location: Washington, DC
Responsibilities: Lead BOMA International in advancing the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge
How he got involved in BOMA: I was out of work 29 years ago and received a call out of the blue while watching the Big East and ACC basketball tournaments, asking me to interview for the position of BOMA's director of communications. I started the next Monday.
Daily habit: When in town, walk around the office to see what's going on with the staff and check out local sports results and statistics—go Nats!
Favorite music group and song: Allman Brothers, "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"
Favorite movie: Casablanca
Favorite book: Team of Rivals
Favorite food: Experimental American with fresh, local ingredients
Favorite restaurant: DC's Restaurant Eve
Family vacation: Any place with my family, preferably near a beach or a national park to explore
Education: University of Vermont, political science
First job: Working in the press office of the Carter-Mondale reelection campaign in 1979-80
Job in another life: I am fascinated by space exploration and would like to come back as an astronaut and explore the cosmos.
Item on bucket list: Dive deeper into my family's genealogy and see if I can connect the Chamberlains back to Charlemagne as my grandmother claimed, and Civil War General Joshua Chamberlain as my father hoped.
Startling fact: A big Yankee history buff from Connecticut, with special attention to the Civil War