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Speaker Series: David Rawle

March 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

David Rawle makes you think. And he inspires you to listen. From a life well lived, well traveled, well read, David has distilled to complex and the complicated question of “What Matters” into a thought-provoking and delightful talk with observations that are at once personal and universal. You will recognize and relate to what he will share with us, and perhaps like me, you will wonder why you didn’t say it as well as he.

Known to so many Charlestonians, David Rawle has contributed to the economic and social well-being of our great city for almost four decades. He is a man of endless curiosity who revels in the joy of discovery. With clarity and compassion, he will share his considerable wisdom with us as only a full-on participant in life can do.

To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

David Rawle is the retired founder and chairman of Rawle Murdy, a marketing/communications firm that served national and international clients under his leadership.  As a long-time friend and advisor to former Mayor Joe Riley, he was closely involved in numerous Charleston challenges and initiatives including Downtown Revitalization, Hurricane Hugo Relief, Base Closure, and the successful effort to remove the Confederate flag from atop the State House.  He was responsible for the positioning and marketing of Spoleto Festival USA, Kiawah Island, Daniel Island and the South Carolina Aquarium.  He represented the State Development Board and the State Ports Authority.  His in-state board service included the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Spoleto Festival USA, the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation, the College of Charleston Foundation, and WINGS for Kids.  Charleston Magazine named him one of ’10 Icons of Life in the Lowcountry.’ A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School, he has written two books: What Matters and Places.


March 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm