FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
December 9, 2022

Silver Spring, MD — Easterseals DC MD VA welcomes new member Cedric Grant to its Board of Directors. Mr. Grant was elected to the Easterseals Board for his first three-year appointment on October 20.

“Mr. Grant brings his illustrious experience in advocacy and community outreach to the Easterseals Board,” says Jonathan Horowitch, President & CEO of Easterseals DC MD VA. “We are excited to have his powerful voice and Capitol Hill connections to promote Easterseals disabilty and community-based services throughout the greater Washington, DC area.”

Cedric GrantCedric Grant is a lobbyist at Subject Matter, a government relations and public affairs firm in Washington, DC, representing Fortune 100 companies. He is a Capitol Hill veteran and seasoned government relations analyst, with almost 20 years of experience supporting community-based organizations. In 2009, he was appointed by the Obama White House as Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the Department of Commerce. He served in 2013 as Chief of Staff to the now-Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Representative Hakeem Jeffries. Mr. Grant moved to the private sector in 2017 as Director of Government Relations at H&R Block before joining Subject Matter in 2019.

“I feel a personal connection to the people and community that Easterseals DC MD VA serves,” says Mr. Grant. “I was a caregiver for both my parents when they had cancer. My mom was a public-school teacher so I’ve always had a passion for education and children’s services. As a Prince George’s County resident, I’m excited to support expanded Easterseals services for caregivers, children, and families in and around the community.”

Mr. Grant holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Finance from Howard University. He lives in the Washington, DC area with his family.

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