ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2017--
Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) announced today that Jack A. Markell
has been elected to the Board of Directors.
Markell served from 2009-2017 as the Governor of Delaware, leading a $4
billion enterprise with 30,000 employees. During his tenure, Delaware
emerged from the great recession with the strongest job growth in the
region and among the best private sector wage growth in the country.
Markell was particularly focused on improving Delaware’s schools and
positioning its citizens for future prosperity by launching and scaling
important workforce development efforts. Before he was elected Governor,
Markell served ten years as Delaware’s State Treasurer.
Prior to public service, Markell held several executive leadership roles
in corporate development, investor relations, strategic management, and
consulting with First Chicago Corporation, McKinsey & Company, Comcast
Corporation and Nextel.
Donald E. Graham, chairman of Graham Holdings Company, said: “Governor
Markell, a businessman turned Governor, will make an outstanding
director of our company. We are fortunate that he has agreed to join our
Markell serves on the National Board of Directors of Jobs for America’s
Graduates and as a trustee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He earned
his undergraduate degree in economics and development studies from Brown
University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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