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    Charlotte Golar Richie biography

    Age: 54

    Personal: Married to Winston Richie for 29 years; two daughters, Leigh, 26, and Kara, 23.

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in English from Rutgers University; master’s degree in journalism, Columbia University; MBA from Suffolk University.

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    Career: US Peace Corps, volunteer in Kenya; Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, spokeswoman; Dorchester Community News, reporter; state representative from 1995 to 1999; Boston’s chief of housing and director of the Department of Neighborhood Development from 1999 to 2007; Governor Deval Patrick’s administration, senior adviser for federal, state, and community affairs; YouthBuild USA, vice president for public policy, advocacy, and government relations.