Thursday, July 30, 2020

PBCHRC Board Member Chauncey Graham selected for Leadership Florida Connect

The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council (PBCHRC), Florida's oldest, independent, non-partisan, all volunteer, political organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, is proud to announce that Board Member Chauncey Graham has been selected for Leadership Florida Connect for 2020-2021.

Leadership Florida Connect, a nine month institute limited to professionals between the ages of 25 and 39, is Florida's only leadership program which spans industry boundaries and focuses on developing Florida's leaders.

Graham, a Florida native, graduated from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts (Music Performance) and earned his Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University, where he studied history and political science. He is Senior Director of Outreach and Community Engagement for the Florida Sugar Cane League (FSCL), a coalition of farmers and agriculture professionals whose mission is to connect Palm Beach County's diverse population to its agricultural history. Prior to his work for FSCL, Chauncey worked as a key staffer to members of the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representative for more than a decade.

Graham represents PBCHRC on the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office LGBT Liaison Unit. In addition, he is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the PBCHRC Charitable Foundation.

"Chauncey's innate leadership skills are clearly evident," said PBCHRC President and Founder Rand Hoch who recruited him to serve on the organization's board of directors. "What impresses me most is Chauncey's eagerness to develop those leadership skills through training and mentorship."

Graham was a 2018 Fellow of New Leaders Council Palm Beach and a graduate of Leadership Central Palm Beach in 2019.

He also volunteers as a program mentor for Take Stock in Children and chairs the Civic Engagement and Advocacy Committee of the Urban League of Palm Beach County's Young Professionals Network.

Graduates of Leadership Florida programs serve as chief executive officers of some of Florida's top corporations, elected officials, executives of non-profit organizations, and leading academicians. Some are farmers, managers of high-tech consortiums, rural hospital administrators, law enforcement officers, and key staff members of Florida governmental agencies.

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