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Robin Reed, Black Chamber of Arizona’s president and CEO, has died

By Kirsten Dorman
Published: Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 4:53pm
Updated: Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 5:04pm

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Robin Reed smiles at the camera. He is seen from the chest up here, wearing a plaid suit jacket and a collared shirt.
Black Chamber of Arizona
Black Chamber of Arizona's President and CEO Robin Reed had more than 40 years of experience as a business owner and consultant. He died in late February 2024.

Black Chamber of Arizona’s President and CEO, Robin Reed, has died.

In a statement Thursday, the Chamber called his death a loss for all of Arizona. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego expressed appreciation for Reed’s contribution to lifting up small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Reed had more than 40 years of experience as a business owner and consultant. At age 11, he voiced the first Black character in the “Peanuts” comic strip, Franklin Armstrong, in 1973’s "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving."

The Chamber said it will make an announcement about its leadership in the coming weeks.

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