This article originally appeared on The Network Journal on January 19, 2017
The Obama Foundation recently announced that Deval Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts, will join President Barack Obama’s post-presidential organization: the Obama Foundation.
“Barack Obama will be remembered as a president who led us well through turbulent times with wisdom, equanimity and grace. I am honored to be part of the foundation that will continue that legacy. And as a former South Sider, I am thrilled to participate in the development of a Foundation and Presidential Center in my old neighborhood,” Patrick said in a statement quoted on the Foundation’s website.
Other board members include David Plouffe, John Rogers, Julianna Smoot, Thelma Golden and Maya Soetero-Ng, among others.
The author of two books, Patrick currently serves as Managing Director of Bain Capital Double Impact. A Rockefeller Fellow and a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, Patrick is a graduate of Harvard Law School.