Will Stewart, President Will Stewart was named the Chamber’s President in September 2014. In this role he is responsible for the overall management of the Chamber and oversees the development, growth, and implementation of organization’s programs and budget. He also serves as the Chamber’s key spokesperson and as an advocate for the Greater Derry Londonderry business community. Will brings significant experience in economic development, community relations, media relations, and government affairs. He most recently served as Vice President of Economic Development & Advocacy at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, where he managed and directed that organization’s economic development and advocacy efforts by representing the organization to local, state, and federal policymakers. He also played a key role in the advancement of the Chamber’s strategic goals and policy priorities on key issues such as education and workforce development, downtown improvement, transportation infrastructure, green business practices, and workforce housing. Prior to his Chamber experience, Will worked as a community organizer for NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire and as a reporter for HippoPress and for the Southern Standard newspaper in McMinnville, Tenn. Actively involved in community efforts, Stewart also serves in leadership roles for several area volunteer organizations. He is co-chair of Bike Manchester, a Queen City bicycle advocacy organization; captain of the Oak Park Neighborhood Watch in Manchester; a member of the Manchester Transit Authority Board of Commissioners; and a member of the Transport NH Board of Directors.
Shari Durazzano, Membership Coordinator
Shari Durazzano comes to the Chamber with more than fifteen years’ experience in sales and management with past roles as a sales manager and health club manager at two of the largest health and fitness facilities in New Hampshire.
She has been successful in her past roles by listening to her members and implementing programs and events and give him/her a positive and rewarding experience. She is not afraid to try something new and take a creative and innovate approach to create new membership and retain her loyal members. She truly cares about promoting small business while creating lasting business relationships in the community. Shari always has a smile on her face and an energy and charisma that people are quickly drawn to.
Shari was born, raised, and educated in New Hampshire. She is the fifth generation of her family to graduate from Pinkerton Academy and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Southern New Hampshire University. She is happy to call New Hampshire her home. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys running, skiing, walking her dog, tax-free shopping, concerts, and watching football.