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Biden's sister is Park School’s 2017 commencement speaker

Valerie Biden Owens

Valerie Biden Owens, manager of her brother Joe Biden's seven senatorial and two presidential campaigns, will deliver the commencement address at the Park School of Buffalo's 95th commencement exercises on June 16, the school announced Wednesday.

Owens serves as executive vice president at media consulting firm Joe Slade White & Company and has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

"She is a political strategist who works to help create and implement candidates’ messages," according to her Harvard biography. She has also traveled extensively as a volunteer consultant with Women’s Campaign International to teach women in emerging democracies how to organize and develop communication and political skills.

The commencement begins at 10:30 a.m. on the school's Chapin Quad, 4625 Harlem Road, between Main Street and Sheridan Drive, Snyder.

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