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Darryl Henderson out at Clearwater Chamber of Commerce

Henderson was the chamber’s only African-American staff member.

Darryl Henderson is no longer with the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce. 

Henderson served as the vice president of government affairs for the business advocacy group for two years. Details about his departure are unclear.

Henderson declined to comment, citing a confidentiality agreement. Chamber CEO Carol Hague did not respond to requests for comment by phone and email. 

Henderson was the only African-American staff member at the chamber and the only one to serve in recent memory. 

Prior to joining the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, Henderson served as a senior administrative services specialist in the office of online learning and services at St. Petersburg College as well as an online proctored testing coordinator at the school’s Seminole campus. 

He also worked as a coordinator of affiliate programs for Minor League Baseball.

Henderson is from New York City. He studied paralegal services at SPC and philosophy at Gordon College, a private Christian college in Massachusetts. 

As of Monday afternoon, Henderson’s photo still appeared on the Chamber’s staff listing, but Henderson confirmed he was no longer with the agency. 

Janelle Irwin Taylor has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. Most recently, Janelle reported for the Tampa Bay Business Journal. She formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for Patch.com and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a die-hard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics, including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and contentious issues surrounding transit. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also a devoted wife and mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder.

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