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The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

THE SPARK THAT ENHANCES PERCEPTION WITH

CIVIC ACTION

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COMMUNITY GAME CHANGERS

Initiated by Settles in 2017, the Community Game Changers series of wall murals pay tribute to the iconic minds and personalities that have helped shape and advance the Black community on the areas of education, politics and finance. Permanently on display at Slade’s Bar & Grill, The Community Game Changers murals serve as reminder to our past and an inspiration to our future.

Tribute Book

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2017

An active force in the Black business community, Settles also recognizes the importance of activism in all aspects of community life in an effort to improve the quality of life in Boston.

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

  • Mass Housing Investment Corporation Loan Committee: Member (Present)

  • Greater Boston Visitors and Tourism: Board (Present)

  • Mass Restaurant Association: Board (Present)

  • Metro Boston Housing: Board (Present)

  • Black Economic Council of Massachusetts: Board (Present)

  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: Board (Present)

  • Newton Economic Development Commission: Chair

  • Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce: Board

  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority: Board

  • Berklee College of Music: Advisory Board

  • The Huntington Theater: Board

  • The Museum of Fine Arts: Board

  • Wang Center (Citi Performing Arts Center): Board

  • Metropolitan District Commission: Associate Commissioner

LECTURES

  • Harvard Business School                 

  • Boston College                                  

  • Urban Land Institute                         

  • Bunker Hill Community College       

  • Noble & Greenough School              

  • Roxbury Community College            

  • Boston Globe Forum

  • Babson College

  • Lasell College

  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts

  • St. Sebastian’s School

  • Madison Park High School

  • Mass Bay College

  • Boston Business Journal Forum

  • ABCD

  • Year-Up

  • Northeastern University

  • MassHousing

  • BUILD

  • New England Culinary Arts & Technology

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