Jamaica Plain resident, developer and business leader Clayton Turnbull, CEO of the Waldwin Group, will be recognized as a Living Legend by the Museum of African American History Boston/Nantucket On December 10.
Clayton H.”’· Turnbull in 1992 secured the rights to develop a geographical area for Dunkin’ Donuts as a franchisee. Building stores in economically deprived neighborhoods was his vision and motive for the business plan. Today he owns and operates Dunkin’ stores in diverse neighborhoods of Boston (Back Bay, Dorchester, Nubian Square, Roxbury), Logan Airport and Quincy. As CEO of The Waldwin Group he is committed to creating a rewarding experience for customers and employees in alignment with core values and a mission to provide the best se1vice and product to customers.
Mr. Tumbull’s development experience in real estate consists of various projects. Most notably he revamped an unoccupied building on Allerton Street in New Market Square in 2005. He built on a parcel of land from the ground up a mixed commercial and residential units in Nubian Square in 2018 and he developed in 2014 beautiful condos in Jamaica Plain. Ownership of three family properties was the catalyst for driving his passion to develop properties of substance in Boston communities. He has also developed diverse Dunkin’ concepts including more than 10 retail spaces in Terminal A, B and E at Logan Airport. These locations entailed very complex and challenging experiences. He has negotiated an array of leases such as vanilla box arrangements.
Mr. Turnbull is a graduate of The University of Massachusetts. He serves on many boards and organizations including Eastern Bank, Board of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and former chairs the Neighborhood Housing Trust and Dimock Community Health Center Foundation Board. Clayton H. W. Turnbull served as Vice President of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, one of the most successful conventions for the Democrats.
Mr. Turnbull has lived in Boston for over 50 years and continues to be involved in the future of the city. He has served on the board of Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Black & White Boston and The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, a unique organization that established the standards and influenced the way communities are revitalized, for 12 years. He has received many awards and recognition for his work as a successful entrepreneur and his community involvement.
His values and priorities begin with his family. Although he has received numerous awards and recognition for his accomplishments he continues to be focused and proud of the efforts and accomplishments of each one of his retail outlets and their staff. Above all, Mr. Turnbull emphasizes, “My wife and family are the best part of my life.”