Melvin Gravely

Melvin Gravely

Melvin Gravely is the author of the new book, Dear White Friend: The Realities of Race, the Power of Relationships and Our Path to Equity. He is the majority owner and CEO of a commercial construction company in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has chaired the board of the Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce, served on the board of the United Way, and was a founding board member of the Cincinnati Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI Cincinnati). He also chaired the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, a group of 100 middle market CEOs working collectively toward meaningful civic action.


Melvin Gravely is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. You can follow him on LinkedIn. For more information, visit the author’s website.
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