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Deval Patrick is the Founder and Chairman of TogetherFUND, a political action committee dedicated to promoting progressive candidates and grassroots groups. He joined investment firm Bain Capital in April 2015 to spearhead their new line of business investing in companies that produce both superior returns and positive social or environmental impact, leaving in 2019 to run briefly for the Democratic nomination for president. Before Bain Capital, Deval served two successful terms as Governor of Massachusetts, the first African-American to hold the office in the state's history. Prior to announcing his candidacy, Deval served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for The Coca-Cola Co. in Atlanta, GA, a position he assumed in April 2001 and in which he was responsible for the company's worldwide legal affairs. He served in a similar capacity for Texaco, Inc. Deval was a partner in two Boston law firms -- Hill & Barlow and Day, Berry & Howard -- was appointed in 1994 by President Clinton as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination. During his tenure, Deval led the largest criminal investigation prior to September 11th, coordinating state, local and federal agencies to investigate church burnings throughout the South. He is a member of the bar of Massachusetts, the District of Columbia and California, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, as well as various federal district courts. He graduated cum laude with a BA degree from Harvard College and earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He has served on the boards of various corporations and organizations including Harvard University, the Ford Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation, is the recipient of 21 honorary degrees, and the author of two books. Deval and his wife Diane, also a lawyer by training, have two adult daughters and a grandson. Diane and Deval reside in Boston, MA. He is a member of the 1999 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.