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Poole Alumnus Among the Triangle Business Journal 2021 Class of Diversity Award Winners

John Samuel, a 2005 graduate of Poole College of Management with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, was among the Triangle Business Journal’s 2021 Diversity Awards winners. Samuel is among 20 winners who demonstrated respect for inclusive treatment of others, advocacy for underrepresented groups and multicultural marketing.

Samuel is the CEO of LC Technology, a data recovery technology firm, and advocates for those with disabilities in the workplace by telling his own story of coming to terms with blindness.

“We need allies if we want to build empathy with other people’s challenges and issues and if we want to build a culture that values and welcomes all people,” said Samuel while keynoting the NC Technology Association Diversity + Inclusion Summit. “And now, more than ever, we need allies if we want to have a future that’s based on justice, respect and love for everyone.”