Reading Assist extends a warm welcome to two new board members, James Boyd and Matt Sullivan.

About James Boyd: James is a wealth management advisor at Van Buren Financial Group. Prior to joining Van Buren, he spent six years with FS Investments and two years at J.P. Morgan. He has also been serving in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for the last eight years.

James is a graduate of Drexel University and currently a CFA Level II Candidate. He lives in South Philadelphia with his wife, Ginevra, and his energetic dog, Mickey. Outside the office, James enjoys playing any sport known to man, with a special affinity for golf. Beyond sports, James is fond of hiking, traveling the world, reading, and a competitive game of chess.

About Matt Sullivan: Matt is the chief operating officer at Short Order Production House, Delaware’s largest video production company. He was a first-career journalist, working as a reporter and editor in upstate New York before relocating to Delaware to become the founding editor and general manager of Spark Magazine.

After Spark, he spent five years as the managing director of Delaware Shakespeare while operating a small communications consultancy. During that time, he produced award-winning content and provided strategic communications for the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Wilmington Alliance, Reading Assist, the World Trade Center Delaware, the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence, and the Delaware Charter School Network (among others).

He’s been a columnist, blogger, podcaster, restaurant critic, and spent eight years reviewing movies that he had not seen. He still commits random acts of journalism, usually in Delaware magazines. He lives in Newark with his wife, Janice, and two kids.