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Sherman Wright is helping lead economic development on the South Side. 0

Ad man helping rebrand Obama center neighborhoods

September 6th, 2017

Sherman Wright brings marketing expertise to the economic development group working around the Obama Presidential Center. He also brings a personal connection.

Wright bought his first Chicago home in Washington Park and now lives in Bronzeville.

“When it was time to place roots, I wanted to be part of a community that I was passionate about,” he told me. “I saw opportunity there and I wanted to be part of the revitalization.”

Wright joins former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in leading the economic-development organization designed to make sure neighborhoods around the Obama library benefit from its success.

“We want to  ensure that they are part of it,” says Sherman.

Read more about Wright and his connections to Chicago notable names in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.

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