National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces New Board Appointment

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces New Board Appointment

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Jamie Glavic
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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Announces New Board Appointment
Attorney Brian C. Thomas, Esq. Joins Board of Directors
CINCINNATI, OH (October 9, 2018) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has announced the appointment of Attorney Brian C. Thomas, Esq., partner with Cincinnati’s Graydon law firm, to its board of directors.

Mr. Thomas chair’s the Firm’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group, where he has experience representing employers in a wide range of employment matters, including workplace health and safety.

“Brian brings a new energy and enthusiasm to the board,” says board chair, Rev. Damon Lynch, Jr. “His experience and passion for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will greatly contribute to the upward trajectory of the organization as we continue to grow and serve visitors – strengthening the museum experience and inspiring generations of change makers.”

Mr. Thomas is a graduate of Georgia Tech (BS) and the University of Dayton College of Law (JD). He is also involved in the community where he serves on several civic and non-profit boards including People Working Cooperatively, St. Vincent de Paul, the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program, and the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers. Mr. Thomas also mentors new lawyers as part of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Lawyer to Lawyer Mentor Program.

“Cincinnati is a great place to live and work. But we also have our share of challenges," says Mr. Thomas. "I am excited to work with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to turn those challenges into opportunities.”

To learn more about the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.

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ABOUT THE NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CENTER

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org

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