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TheBridge profile: Perianne Boring


Name: Perianne Boring

Current city: Washington, D.C.

Current job: Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce

Past job: TV Host

Q. Favorite spot for a coffee meeting? A Baked Joint

Q. Describe one way how a skill you learned in a previous job helped you in your new job. I worked on Capitol Hill for about 3 years, which was long enough to learn how the mechanics work in Congress, but not too long to become callused or jaded by the system.

Q. Job advice in three words? Experience > education

Q. How are you (or your company, org, nonprofit) currently bridging the gap between politics and tech? The Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world's largest trade association representing the blockchain technology industry. We provide a platform for industry stakeholders to work together on the policy issues facing the ecosystem, help create a unified voice for the industry, and advocate for a pro-growth environment that foster innovation, investment and jobs.

Q. How many hours of sleep do you get? Ideally 7 to 8

Q. Favorite app? Kayak

Q. What can Silicon Valley teach DC? Don't take yourself too seriously, wear jeans to work sometimes :-) 

Q. Embarrassing work moment? I once took a flight to the wrong city. That was the moment I decided it was time to hire an executive assistant.