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The Charleston Forum Announces New Board Member

The Charleston Forum announced today that it is welcoming John C. Read (right), Managing Director of Read Partners, to its board of directors effective January 1, 2021. 

“We are pleased to welcome John to the Charleston Forum’s board of directors,” said Brian Duffy, CEO of Charleston Forum. “Education is one of the four pillars for The Charleston Forum and I am confident that John’s experience in education will provide The Forum with valuable perspective.”

John Read leads Read Partners, a consulting firm supporting for-profit and non-profit organizations, government agencies, community leaders and those they lead in order to change for good. Read joins The Charleston Forum with decades of experience in public service.

“I am honored to serve on the board for The Charleston Forum,” said John Read. “I have dedicated my non-profit career to kids and their education and along with the other committee members, I am certain that The Charleston Forum will continue to make strides in the community through open discussions and action regarding racial inequalities.”

John graduated from Harvard University with a BA and MBA, with Honorary Doctorate degrees from Centenary College and Shenandoah University. He was the founding CE for Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative and serves on education advisory boards for Clemson University and the University of Florida.

For more information about The Charleston Forum, visit thecharlestonforum.com.

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