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Charles Butler, Policy Apprentice

National Leadership Program, Spring/Summer 2016

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Charles Butler

Charles Butler was a Policy Apprentice with RespectAbility in the Spring 2016 Cohort and Communications Apprentice in the Summer 2016 Cohort. Today, Butler is a Media Assistant at GMMB, a political consulting firm.

As a Fellow, he was part of a team creating responses to all 50 states on their individual WIOA plans. Because he likes to engage in all aspects the organization, he also assisted the communications team in creating state voter guides for the presidential primary season as well as in drafting press releases and creating social media posts for Facebook and Twitter.

Butler graduated from Miami University in the Spring of 2016, where he majored in International Studies with a focus in Conflict, Peace, and Diplomacy. He also minored in Spanish, Management and Leadership, and Latin American Studies. He is an avid traveler, having spent extended amounts of time in Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Thailand and Switzerland. In the future, Butler hopes to either work in environmental sustainability or marketing and consumer outreach and research.

Butler also served as a Fellow during the Summer 2016 Cohort.


RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Learn more about the National Leadership Program and apply for the next cohort! Contact [email protected] for more information.



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Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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