2009 NIB/NAEPB Annual Training Conference Program Word Doc<br />Cover:<br />2009 NIB/NAEPB Annual Training Conference<br /...
Word accessible - .:: NIB | National Industries for the Blind ::.
Word accessible - .:: NIB | National Industries for the Blind ::.
Word accessible - .:: NIB | National Industries for the Blind ::.
Word accessible - .:: NIB | National Industries for the Blind ::.
Word accessible - .:: NIB | National Industries for the Blind ::.
Word accessible - .:: NIB | National Industries for the Blind ::.
Word accessible - .:: NIB | National Industries for the Blind ::.
Word accessible - .:: NIB | National Industries for the Blind ::.
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  1. 1. 2009 NIB/NAEPB Annual Training Conference Program Word Doc<br />Cover:<br />2009 NIB/NAEPB Annual Training Conference<br />Logo:<br />AbilityOne GENERATION NEXT STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE<br />October 21-24, 2009<br />Hyatt Regency Crown Center<br />Kansas City, Missouri<br />Logos:<br />SKILCRAFT, NIB, NAEPB, AbilityOne<br />Inside Left Page:<br />Logo:<br />Kansas City Missouri<br />ProclamationWHEREAS, through the continuing efforts of National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and the National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind (NAEPB), along with Alphapointe Association for the Blind of Kansas City, Missouri, and 87 additional nonprofit agencies for the blind across the country; andWHEREAS, these nonprofit organizations enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment; andWHEREAS, these organizations represent the largest programs responsible for the employment of people who are blind through the AbilityOne Program (Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act); andWHEREAS, these organizations are gathering in Kansas City, Missouri, October 21-24, 2009 for the purpose of furthering efforts to create and sustain economic opportunities for people who are blind; andWHEREAS, the winners of the Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award and theMilton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award are being honored and recognized; andWHEREAS, all citizens and businesses are encouraged to consider employment opportunities to improve the economic and personal independence of people who are blind; andNOW THEREFORE, I, Mark Funkhouser, Mayor of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, do hereby proclaim October 21-24, 2009, as: “ABILITYONE: GENERATION NEXT – Strategies for the Future” Week throughout the city of Kansas City, Missouri.<br />Mayor Mark Funkhouser<br />Logo:<br />Seal of Kansas City, Missouri<br />Inside Right Page:<br />Dear Conference Attendee: National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and the National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind (NAEPB) welcome you to the 2009 Annual Training Conference. This year’s conference theme, AbilityOne: Generation Next, Strategies for the Future, focuses on two tracks: Technology and Strategic Impacts. Our speakers and sessions will address business-critical topics that will help agency leaders and employees navigate new technologies; embrace workplace evolution and be prepared for new challenges. As is tradition, the Annual Training Conference will honor our Employee of the Year nominees who join us from around the country. Please introduce yourself to them throughout the conference and celebrate their dedication, talent and contributions to our agencies. Friday night’s banquet will introduce the winners of the Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award and the Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award. As part of our celebration, we are excited to present the first graduates from our Business Basics Program. The evening wraps up with “A Taste of Kansas City” desserts and music.Our thanks go to the members of the conference planning committee for giving their time and expertise for several months to plan an impressive and informative agenda. A special thank you goes to Reinhard Mabry, who rolled out Alphapointe Association for the Blind’s hospitality to NAEPB subcommittees, the Employees of the Year and all conference attendees.Alphapointe is the largest employer of people who are blind in the state of Missouri and the only provider of comprehensive rehabilitation and education programs for people who are blind in the state. In 2011, Alphapointe will celebrate its 100th anniversary.Thank you for your participation this week. We look forward to a great conference!Best Regards,Kevin A. Lynch<br />President and CEO<br />National Industries for the Blind (NIB)<br />Richard C. Bland<br />President<br />National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind (NAEPB)<br />President and CEO, New York City Industries for the Blind<br />Facing Page 1:<br />NIB Board of DirectorsDr. James A. Kutsch, Jr., ChairpersonBrenda D. Gumbs, Vice ChairpersonDr. Paul M. Healy, TreasurerKristin Graham Koehler, Esq., SecretaryAnita Shafer AaronRichard C. BlandDaniel J. BoucherGibson M. DuTerroilMichael N. GilliamThe Honorable William A. Johnson, Jr.Wiliam B. Johnson, CPAThe Honorable Gary J. Krump<br />Lou MoneymakerMajor General Hawthorne Proctor, USA (Retired)Sarah M. Chamberlain Resnick, CPABilly J. SparkmanDennis L. SteinerRonald TascarellaShelly TaylorKaren S. Walls, CPAKevin A. Lynch, President and CEOMary Jane Surrago, Assistant Secretary<br />NAEPB Board of DirectorsRichard C. Bland, PresidentAnita Shafer Aaron, Chairperson, Ethics and PracticesFred Puente, Representative to the Committee for PurchaseMike Gilliam, VP for OperationsChuck Lange, VP for Base Supply CentersReinhard Mabry, VP for Public PolicyLou Moneymaker, Secretary<br />Kirk Adams,TreasurerJim Kerlin, Assistant VP of OperationsKaren Walls, VP for ServicesKevin A. Lynch, Ex Officio MemberCathy Jones, Administrative Assistant<br />Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled<br />MEMBERS:Andrew D. Houghton, ChairpersonJames H. Omvig, Vice ChairpersonPerry E. (Ed) AnthonyAbram Claude, Jr.Kathleen Ann JamesRobert T. (Bob) Kelly, Jr.Paul M. LairdJ. Anthony (Tony) Poleo<br />STAFF:Tina Ballard, Executive Director and CEOKimberly Zeich, Deputy Director and COO<br />2009 Annual Training Conference Planning Committee<br />Richard C. BlandDan CarsonJeff DelermeMartha FassettKathleen GallagherMike GilliamJanet GriffeyAngela Hartley<br />Brian HayesMichelle HobbyKelly JamiesonCathy JonesLynn Millar KonetschniChuck LangeKevin LynchReinhard Mabry<br />Doug MaxwellJudi MoritzKen MurphyMike StephensBecky SullivanMary Jane SurragoSean Whitfield<br />Logo:<br />AbilityOne GENERATION NEXT STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE<br />Page 1:<br />General InformationRegistration and Information Desk HoursWednesday, October 2112:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Thursday, October 227:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Friday, October 237:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Saturday, October 247:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Conference Materials for People Who Are Blind or Visually ImpairedBraille copies, large print copies and flash drives of the conference program are available at the conference registration desk. Braille and large-print room service menus are available from the hotel front desk upon request or through guest services.AttireAttire for the Welcome Reception, General Sessions and all Breakout Sessions is business casual. We request that you wear business attire for the Awards Banquet on Friday, October 23.Cell Phones and PDAsAs a courtesy to presenters and colleagues, please turn off your cell phones during all official functions. In addition to the noise disturbance of cell phone and PDA ringers, PDAs often create feedback with session room microphones; therefore, we request that you turn all cell phones and PDAs completely off.Alphapointe ToursAlphapointe Association for the Blind welcomes participants of the 2009 NIB/NAEPB Annual Conference. Come and view businesses new for this year including tape manufacturing, " green spray bottles,” and a fun local business partnership yielding five new jobs! Take the time to tour Alphapointe's full comprehensive rehabilitation and education department that provides orientation and mobility, activities of daily living, adaptive technology, diabetes programs, seniors programs, arts programs, and job training and placement services. Alphapointe employs 176 staff, of which 105 are people who are blind and visually impaired at its Life Skills Campus, VA Switchboard, as well as at the two base supply centers in Little Rock and Fort Leonard Wood. There will be two tour slots open to all attendees on Wednesday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Employee of the Year nominees and their designated companions will tour Alphapointe on Thursday, October 22, as part of the Employee of the Year activities, and should not take the Wednesday, October 21 tours.)Please meet in the front lobby of the hotel to board the buses for the general tours on Wednesday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. You will be promptly returned to the hotel when the tour concludes. Miss a presentation? Not to worry! Copies of all presentations are available in the back of each session room at the beginning of each session. Presentations will also be available online at www.nib.org.<br />Page 2:<br />2009 NIB/NAEPB Annual Training Conference<br />Logo:<br />AbilityOne GENERATION NEXT STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE<br />WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21<br />8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.<br />Breakfast BuffetSan Francisco RoomOpen to all registered conference attendees.9:30 a.m.<br />Bus for NAEPB Committee members to Alphapointe Association for the Blind <br />Main hotel entrance<br />NAEPB BSC and Operations Committee members meet in hotel lobby to board bus for Alphapointe for committee meetings.10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.<br />NAEPB Committee activities at Alphapointe Association for the BlindBSC Committee Meeting: 10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.Tour and luncheon: 11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. <br />Operations Committee Meeting: 12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.10:30 a.m.<br />Bus to Alphapointe Association for the BlindMain hotel entrance<br />Interested conference attendees meet in hotel lobby to board bus for Alphapointe for tours.11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.<br />Alphapointe Association for the Blind Tour<br />Alphapointe Association for the Blind welcomes participants of the 2009 NIB/NAEPB Annual Conference. Come view businesses new for this year including tape manufacturing, " green spray bottles,” and a fun local business partnership yielding five new jobs! Take the time to tour Alphapointe's full comprehensive rehabilitation and education department that provides orientation and mobility, activities of daily living, adaptive technology, diabetes programs, seniors programs, arts programs, and job training and placement services. Alphapointe employs 176 staff, of which 105 are people who are blind and visually impaired at its Life Skills Campus, VA Switchboard, as well as at the two base supply centers in Little Rock and Fort Leonard Wood.<br />Page 3:<br />This tour is open to all attendees. There will be an additional tour at 1:30 p.m. Employee of the Year nominees and their designated companions will tour Alphapointe on Thursday, October 22, as part of the Employee of the Year activities, and should not take the Wednesday, October 21 tours.12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.<br />Registration at hotelChicago San Francisco Foyer1:00 p.m.<br />Bus to Alphapointe Association for the BlindMain hotel entrance<br />Interested conference attendees meet in hotel lobby to board bus to Alphapointe for tours.1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.<br />Alphapointe Association for the Blind Tour<br />Alphapointe Association for the Blind welcomes participants of the 2009 NIB/NAEPB Annual Conference. Come view businesses new for this year including tape manufacturing, " green spray bottles,” and a fun local business partnership yielding five new jobs! Take the time to tour Alphapointe's full comprehensive rehabilitation and education department that provides orientation and mobility, activities of daily living, adaptive technology, diabetes programs, seniors programs, arts programs, and job training and placement services. Alphapointe employs 176 staff, of which 105 are people who are blind and visually impaired at its Life Skills Campus, VA Switchboard, as well as at the two base supply centers in Little Rock and Fort Leonard Wood. <br />This tour is open to all attendees. Employee of the Year nominees and their designated companions will tour Alphapointe on Thursday, October 22, as part of the Employee of the Year activities, and should not take the Wednesday, October 21 tours.2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.<br />NAEPB Business and Board Meeting Chicago Room<br />Open to the public<br />Andrew NaberDivision Vice President and General Manager Stationery Products Consumer and Office Business3MSt. Paul, Minnesota3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.<br />Employee of the Year Conference Orientation and Hotel Walk-Through Chocteau RoomThis session is designed for Employee of the Year nominees and their designated companions only. We will provide you with an overview of the conference and Employee of the Year activities as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions.6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.<br />Welcome Reception at HotelThe TerraceDinner on Your Own9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.<br />Hospitality Suite Van Horn Room<br />Page 4:<br />THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22<br />7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.<br />RegistrationNew York Atlanta Foyer7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.<br />Breakfast BuffetSan Francisco Room<br />Open to all registered conference attendees.8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.<br />General SessionNew York Atlanta Room<br />Presentation of Colors<br />Shawnee Mission North High School NJROTCOverland Park, KansasNational AnthemShawnee Mission North High School Chamber SingersShawnee Mission North Marching IndiansOverland Park, KansasWelcoming RemarksReinhard Mabry President and CEOAlphapointe Association for the BlindKansas City, MissouriRick Bland President and CEO, New York City Industries for the BlindPresident, NAEPBBrooklyn, New YorkKevin A. Lynch President and CEONational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaPresentation of Employee of the Year Nominees<br />Meet the nominees for the Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award and the Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award.Keynote Address: DoD and AbilityOneThe U.S. Department of Defense is one of AbilityOne’s strongest supporters and advocates. Be sure to join us as our keynote speaker addresses where the Department of Defense acquisition program is going and how it will affect the AbilityOne program.Shay D. Assad Director of Defense Procurement, Acquisition Policy and Strategic SourcingActing Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and TechnologyU.S. Department of DefenseWashington, D.C. <br />Page 5:<br />Presentation of E.R. “Dick” Alley Career Achievement Award and Osborne A. “Oz” Day AbilityOne Awareness AwardTina Ballard Executive DirectorCommittee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled<br />Arlington, VirginiaAndrew D. Houghton ChairpersonCommittee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely DisabledArlington, VirginiaSigning Ceremony and Remarks – DAU/AbilityOne Memorandum of Understanding In conjunction with NIB’s Contract Management Support Program, NIB is partnering with the Department of Defense’s Defense Acquisition University (DAU) to provide the core training courses required to establish a foundation on contract management.Frank AndersonPresident, Defense Acquisition UniversityFort Belvoir, VirginiaTina Ballard Executive DirectorCommittee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely DisabledArlington, VirginiaE. Robert Chamberlin <br />President and CEONISHVienna, VirginiaKevin A. Lynch President and CEONational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, Virginia10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.<br />BreakNew York Atlanta Foyer10:30 a.m.<br />Main hotel entrance<br />Bus to Alphapointe Association for the Blind for the Employee of the Year ActivitiesAll employees of the year and their companions are invited to these activities. <br />10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.<br />General SessionNew York Atlanta Room NIB Update: Building upon RelationshipsKevin A. Lynch President and CEONational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, Virginia<br />Page: 6<br />THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 continued<br />AbilityOne TodayTina Ballard Executive DirectorCommittee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely DisabledArlington, VirginiaWorking Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit LeadershipAs Baby Boomers age there will be dramatic shifts in the workforce. What will this mean for your organization and the field? Based on her book, Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership, Frances Kunreuther will discuss how to understand the different generations and prepare for the multigenerational workplace.Frances Kunreuther Project DirectorBuilding Movement Project New York, New York GSA Award PresentationDenise ElsberndDirector, GSA Global Supply, Heartland Supply Operations CenterU.S. General Services AdministrationKansas City, Missouri<br />Kevin A. LynchPresident and CEONational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, Virginia11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.<br />Employee of the Year Activities – offsite12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.<br />Lunch on Your Own12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.<br />IT LoungeVan Horn BC<br />Need help getting your web site, e-marketing or social media up to Next Generation’s Web 2.0? The NIB/NAEPB Annual Training Conference will provide an IT Lounge staffed with computer experts who will work with you on an appointment or drop-in basis on questions about how to set up social media such as: Twitter, FaceBook, Blogs or YouTube. Ask about SEO (search engine optimization), too. The IT Lounge is equipped with WIFI access for those working on specific marketing or social media projects.12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Tim Gleason Director of Marketing and Community RelationsThe Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired(ABVI)—Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester, Inc.Rochester, New York<br />Page 7:<br />1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.<br />Meeting of the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled San Francisco RoomOpen to the public2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.<br />Breakout Session: Strategic Impacts – Succession Planning Your Multigenerational WorkforceChicago AIn today’s diverse workplace, we have four generations who exhibit differences in work ethic, work-life balance expectations, communication styles, and organizational loyalty, to name a few. Moreover, with agencies trending toward an aging workforce, succession planning is imperative in order to develop the next generation of workers and consider the effects of your retiring, tenured staff. In this presentation, you will gain valuable insights into WHY each generation thinks and behaves the way it does and discuss strategies with your peers to effectively retain and career path all four generations.Moderator:Lynn Millar Konetschni <br />Vice President, Human ResourcesNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaShira Harrington, CPC Workforce ConsultantDirector of Professional SearchPositions, Inc.Washington, D.C. 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.<br />BreakNew York Atlanta Foyer3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.<br />Breakout Session: Strategic Impacts – The QDR and the Changing Face of the Department of Defense: Implications for the AbilityOne ProgramChicago A<br />In 2010, the Department of Defense will release the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). A strategic framework for the Department of Defense as it confronts current and future challenges, the QDR is intended to serve as a means to develop new policies, capabilities and initiatives. The issues the QDR must address have been greatly complicated by the Department of Defense’s past efforts at carrying out comprehensive systems analysis, cost estimation and future year defense plans (FYDPs). The combined cost of war, rising military manpower costs, the underfunding of operations and maintenance, and a procurement crisis in every service will force the current administration to reshape every aspect of current defense plans, programs, and budgets over the next decade. <br />Page 8:<br />THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 continued<br />Ultimately, the QDR process seeks to answer the question of whether the United States should posture its forces and focus its acquisitions on dealing with conventional threats from rising peer competitors or more asymmetric threats emanating from weak and failing states. For the AbilityOne Program and National Industries for the Blind, these processes present unique, varied and complex challenges that must be understood in order to remain a viable option in U.S. defense procurement strategy. Moderator:Brian Hayes Manager, Niche Product DevelopmentNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaJennifer Zakriski Director, Force DevelopmentOffice of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force DevelopmentU.S. Department of DefenseWashington, D.C.3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. <br />Breakout Session: GSA and AbilityOne – Our Future TogetherChicago B<br />GSA remains our leading distributor for SKILCRAFT® and other AbilityOne commodities. Join this session to learn more about what GSA does to support employment for people who are blind and for an overview of the future of our partnership. Our first GSA speaker, Dan Perkins, will discuss how his blindness did not stop him from taking on more responsibility within GSA during his 20-year career. Tyree Varnado will then discuss the current challenges and opportunities ahead for GSA, and his vision for the future with special focus on the partnership between GSA and AbilityOne.Moderator:Dan CarsonDirector, Channel ManagementNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaDan Perkins IT Specialist-Section 508 TeamOffice of the Chief Information OfficeU.S. General Services Administration Kansas City, MissouriTyree Varnado Deputy CommissionerFederal Acquisition ServiceU.S. General Services AdministrationArlington, VirginiaDinner on Your Own9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.<br />Hospitality SuiteVan Horn Room<br />Page 9:<br />FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23<br />7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.<br />RegistrationNew York Atlanta Foyer7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.<br />Employee of the Year BreakfastChicago Room<br />Ken Fernald, Vice President of Operations at the Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc. (A.V.R.E.) in Binghamton, New York, will address the Employee of the Year nominees with his own personal success story. A graduate of Broome Community College with a Business Management certificate from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, Fernald rose from an assembly line packer at A.V.R.E. to Quality Assurance Specialist, then Director of Industries. In 2001, he became the Vice President of Operations. Learn how this 1994 Employee of the Year nominee overcame personal and professional obstacles to become one of the leaders of an NIB associated agency.<br />This breakfast is available to Peter J. Salmon and Milton J. Samuelson Employee of the Year nominees and their designated companions only.Kenny Fernald Vice President, OperationsAssociation for Vision Rehabilitation and EmploymentBinghamton, New York7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.<br />Breakfast BuffetSan Francisco Room<br />Open to all registered conference attendees. Please note there is a separate breakfast for Employees of the Year at 7:00 a.m.8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.<br />General SessionNew York Atlanta Room<br />Recognition of 2009 New Agency Leadership Orientation ClassBilly Sparkman Executive DirectorAlabama Industries for the BlindTalladega, AlabamaEmploying Individuals with Disabilities: A Business PerspectiveJoin AMC Entertainment's Chief People Officer, Keith Wiedenkeller, as he shares key learnings and experiences at AMC, a company recently recognized by the Missouri Governor's Council on Disability as Best Large Employer. He will also highlight his experiences in forming the Greater Kansas City Business Leadership Network, a coalition of employers dedicated to advocacy and education around the issue of employment for people with disabilities.Keith Wiedenkeller Senior Vice President & Chief People OfficerAMC Entertainment Inc.Kansas City, Missouri<br />FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 continued<br />9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.<br />General SessionNew York Atlanta Room<br />Sourcing with the AbilityOne ProgramSenior Procurement Executives from key organizations within the federal government will provide information about the future direction of their organizations and how these emerging trends may impact the AbilityOne Program. Additionally, these executives will provide valuable insights into their expectations of the AbilityOne Program and how NIB and its associated agencies might improve capabilities to meet their current and future needs. There will be a question and answer session planned with this event.Moderator:<br />Scottie Knott Vice President, OperationsNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaElliott B. Branch Executive Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (DASN)Department of the NavyWashington, D.C.Rita Brede Acting Deputy Director of Contracts and Deputy Assistant Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics (Contracts)U.S. Marine CorpsWashington, D.C.Iris B. Cooper Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for AcquisitionsDepartment of Veterans AffairsOffice of Acquisition and LogisticsWashington, D.C.<br />David Drabkin Deputy Chief Acquisition OfficerSenior Procurement ExecutiveGeneral Services AdministrationOffice of the Chief Acquisition OfficerWashington, D.C.Nancy M. Heimbaugh Director Acquisition ManagementDefense Logistics Agency (DLA) Fort Belvoir, VirginiaBen McCarterAssistant Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement) Iraq/AfghanistanHeadquarters Department of the Army Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)Arlington, Virginia<br />Signing Ceremony – IRS Memorandum of Understanding Kevin A. Lynch President and CEONational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaJulie GarciaDirector, Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication Internal Revenue ServiceAtlanta, Georgia10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.<br />BreakNew York Atlanta Foyer11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.<br />General SessionNew York Atlanta Room<br />Employee of the Year Panel One of the special traditions of NIB/NAEPB annual training conferences is the Employee of the Year panel. Four employee of the year nominees invite you to glimpse into their different worlds where they will describe their journeys to rewarding careers. Moderator:Dennis Steiner President/CEOSusquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision ImpairedLancaster, PennsylvaniaParticipants:Carlos ParaskevasDocument Preparation SpecialistArizona Industries for the BlindPhoenix, Arizona<br />Steve Rosenthal Chief Information OfficerAlphapointe Association for the BlindKansas City, MissouriCynthia Vega Computer OperatorIndustries of the Blind, Inc.Greensboro, North CarolinaRoderick WilsonSewing Machine OperatorWinston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc.Winston-Salem, North Carolina <br />Page 12:<br />FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 continued<br />12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.<br />Roundtable Luncheon: IT – Throwing Apples at Windows: What’s Next for Technology Access for People with Vision Loss?Chicago A & B<br />Constant change and revolution in technology used in the workplace, at school and at home means constant access challenges for people with vision loss. The development of assistive technology has blown away barriers to information for people who are blind or visually impaired, but advances in mainstream technology far outstrip the ability of access technology developers to keep up. New communications platforms like Facebook and text messaging are replacing email and the telephone. Paul Schroeder, AFB’s Vice President for Programs and Policy, will summarize some of AFB’s work in evaluating technologies like the new accessible iPhone, Apple’s voiceover access for the Mac, as well as expectations for Microsoft’s new Windows program, research on making small visual displays more usable for people with low vision and more. He will also summarize important new legislation, the “Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.” Schroeder will then lead a discussion on technology developments and on ways in which we can all participate in ensuring that people with vision loss have access to the information and communications technologies of the 21st century.Pre-registration is required to attend this session. Attendees who pre-registered for this session will receive an admission ticket when they pick up their registration materials on-site.Moderator:Kathleen Gallagher Senior Human Resources Employment SpecialistNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaPaul Schroeder Vice President, Programs and Policy GroupAmerican Foundation for the BlindWashington, D.C.12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.<br />Roundtable Luncheon: Website Optimization: Maximizing Impact and Fundraising <br />Van Horn BCLearn how to build a website that furthers your mission, not just describes it.Pre-registration is required to attend this session. Attendees who pre-registered for this session will receive an admission ticket when they pick up their registration materials on-site.Moderator:Ken MurphyDirector, CommunicationsNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaAllan Pressel CEO/FounderCharityFindersHermosa Beach, California<br />Page 13:<br />12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.<br />Roundtable Luncheon: Quality Work Environment (QWE) Update Chicago C<br />In this interactive session, nonprofit agency (NPA) executives and NIB staff involved in QWE will brief the audience on the current status of QWE, including the recent best practices survey. Attendees will then be asked to participate in an open discussion on what practices NPAs could employ – and what NPAs should stop doing – to launch these best practices.<br />Pre-registration is required to attend this session. Attendees who pre-registered for this session will receive an admission ticket when they pick up their registration materials on-site.Moderator:Matt Wieseler Manager, Strategic ProgramsNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaLou MoneymakerPresident and CEOBosma EnterprisesIndianapolis, Indiana<br />Robin Usalis CEO<br />Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired<br />Cinncinnati, Ohio<br />2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.<br />Breakout Session: Strategic Impacts – Wounded Warriors and the Future: A Synopsis of Employment Opportunities and Issues for the AbilityOne Program New York A<br />As the Department of Defense continues to prosecute combat operations across the globe, more and more men and women are returning home suffering from wounds received as a result of these actions. Loss of sight, limb and other problematic issues plague many of these veterans who return to uncertain and undefined economic and labor markets. Providing adequate care and employment opportunities for Wounded Warriors is an essential and ongoing component of the Department of Defense’s mission. The panel members for this session represent government, private sector and commercial programs dedicated to making employment and other opportunities available to veterans who have been directly impacted by the Global War on Terror. Attendees in this session will hear about active duty and managed care for service personnel as well as the transition process from military to private sector and what potential employers may need to know regarding the hiring of Wounded Warriors.<br />Page 14:<br />FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 continued<br />This session is a must for current and future Human Resource Directors as well as Chief Executive Officers, Agency Directors and Management Professionals to gain a better understanding of the unique and diversified needs of this potential labor pool. Visual presentations for this section will include actual<br />combat footage to highlight what current and future Wounded Warriors experience as a net result of combat. Moderator:Brian Hayes Manager, Niche Product DevelopmentNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaDr. Lance Anderson Vice President, Workforce Research CenterICF InternationalFairfax, VirginiaCol. (Ret) Richard Cardillo Military Sports Program CoordinatorUnited States Association of Blind AthletesColorado Springs, ColoradoScott CoxCareer CoordinatorU.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (Aw2)<br />Alexandria, Virginia2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.<br />IT Lounge Van Horn BC<br />Need help getting your website, e-marketing or social media up to Next Generation’s Web 2.0? The NIB/NAEPB Annual Training Conference will provide an IT Lounge staffed with computer experts who will work with you on an appointment or drop-in basis on questions about how to set up social media such as: Twitter, FaceBook, Blogs or YouTube. Ask about SEO (search engine optimization), too. The IT Lounge is equipped with WIFI access for those working on specific marketing or social media projects.2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.<br />Breakout Session: Achieving Confidence and Independence – Keys to Success for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired<br />Atlanta AWhether one grows up blind or visually impaired or loses sight in later years, living a full and independent life without sight can be a daunting challenge for many. Hear how NIB, its associated agencies and key partners are working together to aid people who are blind or visually impaired on their path to a productive and fulfilling career and lifestyle. <br />Page 15:<br />Moderator:Karen Walls PresidentMidwest Enterprises for the Blind, Inc.Kalamazoo, MichiganBrian Hurley External Affairs Program DirectorNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaSusan LaVenture Executive DirectorNational Association for Parents of Children with Visual ImpairmentsWatertown, MassachusettsMark Lucas Executive DirectorUnited States Association of Blind AthletesColorado Springs, ColoradoPaul Schroeder Vice President, Programs and Policy GroupAmerican Foundation for the BlindWashington, D.C.2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.<br />Breakout Session: Agency Board Members – Governance as Leadership, Part 1 Benton Room<br />The Governance as Leadership session takes a look at the three modes of governance — fiduciary, strategic and generative — that together offer board members more meaningful, consequential work resulting in better governed organizations. With a focus on generative thinking, the most neglected work of a board of directors, you will learn how to more effectively make important decisions about mission and strategy, problem-solve, tap into your board’s full potential, and engage your board in more substantive issues.Although Governance as Leadership is directed at agency board members and CEOs, all are welcome to attend this interactive session, which examines governance in a new way. Session 1 will cover the basic premises of governance as leadership. Participants will be provided with a workbook and should be prepared to attend Part 1 and Part 2 to get the most out of this training. David Styers Senior Governance ConsultantBoardSourceWashington, D.C.3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.<br />BreakNew York Atlanta Foyer<br />Page 16:<br />FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 continued<br />3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.<br />Breakout Session: Strategic Impacts – Service Opportunities: Developing the People and the Business Chicago AJoin us as we help you navigate the process of developing service opportunities and developing the people who will be ready for these career opportunities. This session will include tools that you can put in place immediately to help you:• Develop service projects for addition to the Procurement List• Identify the phases of project development• Define the roles and responsibilities of NIB Services• Learn how to prepare your employees for new challenges• Identify, recruit and train the right people for new career opportunitiesModerator:Lynn Millar Konetschni Vice President, Human ResourcesNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaRon Ashby Director, Services DevelopmentNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, VirginiaBilly ParkerContract Management Support Program DirectorNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, Virginia<br />John Qua Vice President, ServicesNational Industries for the BlindAlexandria, Virginia3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.<br />Breakout Session: Web 2.0: Social Media for NonprofitsChicago B<br />Has your nonprofit attracted new donors through FaceBook or MySpace? Have you connected with supporters through LinkedIn? Do you Twitter? This session illustrates how your nonprofit should use these and many other social media tools to build awareness, raise funds, spawn viral marketing, communicate effectively, build online communities, interact with constituents, and drive traffic to your website. We’ll cover social networking, blogging, podcasting, polling, photo/video sharing, virtual worlds, search engine optimization/marketing and more. Learn how to create an effective social media presence, how it should interact with your website, and how to generate lots of traffic and support. We’ll examine best practices from President Barack Obama’s campaign and others.Allan Pressel <br />CEO/FounderCharityFindersHermosa Beach, California<br />Page 17:<br />3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.<br />Breakout Session: Agency Board Members – Governance as Leadership, Part 2Benton RoomDavid Styers will continue the Governance as Leadership session with case study analyses and methods to achieve generative thinking and putting Governance as Leadership into action.David StyersSenior Governance ConsultantBoardSourceWashington, D.C.4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.<br />Employee of the Year Photo SessionVan Horn BC6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.<br />ReceptionRegency Ballroom Foyer7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.<br />Awards BanquetNew Atlanta Ballroom<br />Business Basics student recognition<br />Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award Presentation Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award Presentation9:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.<br />Dessert and After PartyChocteau and Empire Rooms<br />Wrap up the Annual Training Conference in style! Discover the tastes of Kansas City in the Chocteau Room. Try a famous brew from Boulevard Brewery’s beer, enjoy Kansas City’s famous Roasterie coffee or find your favorite libation to enjoy with an array of local cheeses from Kansas City dairy farmers and the Peppercorn Duck Club’s famous Ultra Chocolatta Bar. Then wander next door to the Empire Room to request your favorite tunes from the DJ.<br />SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24<br />9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.<br />NIB Board of Directors Meeting Chocteau Room Open to the public<br />Page 18:<br />Business Basics Graduates<br />Business Basics is one of four tracks in NIB’s Business Leaders Program and was launched as NIB’s distance learning program in May 2007. There are five, entry-level business courses on topics such as using Excel, business fundamentals, business writing, business communications, and researching the Internet. Our partner, The Hadley School, which has been educating people who are blind or visually impaired since 1920, worked with us to design and develop the Business Basics curriculum.Nearly 200 people who are blind have enrolled in Business Basics from across the country, and NIB is proud to honor the first seven graduates earning their NIB Certificate of Achievement. During the Annual Training Conference Awards Banquet, we are recognizing the following employees of NIB associated agencies:Jeana AngeliniPlant ManagerSusquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired<br />Tracie BellDirector of DevelopmentWest Texas Lighthouse for the BlindStephen Comency<br />Accounting AssociateAssociation for Vision Rehabilitation and EmploymentEriq CunninghamOptical Data Entry ClerkWinston-Salem Industries for the BlindThomas GrahamInventory PlannerHorizon Industries for the BlindTim LaCroixSewing Machine OperatorWinston-Salem Industries for the BlindLee StricklerCustomer Services ClerkBlind Industries and Services of Maryland<br />Page 19:<br />Keynote Speaker<br />Photo:<br />Shay Assad Director of Defense Procurement, Acquisition Policy and Strategic Sourcing (DPAP) U.S. Department of DefenseAs the Director of DPAP since April 2006, Shay Assad is responsible for all acquisition and procurement policy matters in the Department of Defense (DoD). He serves as the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L); Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology (A&T); and the Defense Acquisition Board on acquisition/procurement strategies for all major weapon systems programs, major automated information systems programs, and services acquisitions. He is responsible for procurement/sourcing functional business process requirements in the Department's Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA) and Enterprise Transition Plan (ETP). Assad is DoD's advisor for competition, source selection, multiyear contracting, warranties, leasing and all international contracting matters. As the functional leader for Contracting, he is responsible for overseeing all Strategic Sourcing activities within the Department of Defense.Before assuming this position, Assad was the Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics (Contracts), Headquarters, Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. He had held the position as the Marine Corps' senior civilian contracting official since June 2004.Upon graduating with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972, he served two tours of duty aboard U.S. Navy destroyers and won recognition as Outstanding Junior Officer, Fifth Naval District. He then served as a Naval Procurement Officer at the Naval Sea Systems Command, where he was responsible for the negotiation and administration of the Aegis Weapons Systems engineering and production contracts.He gained extensive experience in defense, commercial and international contracting with the Raytheon Company, where he worked from 1978 to 2001. Early in his Raytheon career, Assad served in several increasingly responsible contract management positions. In 1994, he was promoted to Vice President - Director of Contracts for Raytheon, and was subsequently promoted to Senior Vice President, Contracts in 1997, where he was responsible for the contract negotiation and administration activities of all Raytheon government and commercial business. In 1998 he was promoted to Executive Vice President and served as the Chief Operating Officer and subsequently, as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon's Engineering and Construction (RE&C) business, a $2.7 billion international company with more than 15,000 professional and craft employees, 24 product lines and 11 major offices worldwide. In 2001, after his retirement from the Raytheon Company, Assad established a small business primarily providing consulting and retail services. Since entering government civilian service in 2004, Assad has received the DoD medal for exceptional civilian service and the DoD Inspector General Joseph H. Sherick Award, and has been recognized as an AbilityOne Program Champion. Assad continues to challenge senior contracting officials to procure goods and services from the AbilityOne Program. In a memorandum urging contracting officials to make a personal commitment to consider the AbilityOne Program in fulfilling procurement needs, he suggested the acquisition workforce focus on services that represent growth areas, take advantage of AbilityOne Program educational and outreach opportunities, increase use of AbilityOne environmentally friendly products, and include innovative approaches in solicitations to encourage subcontracting within the AbilityOne Program. <br />All speaker bios are listed on the website at www.nib.org/events.<br />Page 20:<br />Peter J. Salmon 2009 Employee of the Year Award Winner<br />In 1968, on the 30th anniversary of the Wagner-O’Day Act, the NIB Board of Directors created the Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year Award to honor those employees who excel in their positions at NIB associated agencies. Named after the late Dr. Peter J. Salmon, who was instrumental in advocating passage of the Wagner-O’Day Act of 1938 and the subsequent formation of NIB, this award recognizes the outstanding work ethic and achievements of the people we serve.<br />Photo:<br />David GwinOklahoma League for the BlindSince 2002, David Gwin has served as a telephone switchboard operator for the Oklahoma League for the Blind (OLB) at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. Many people look forward to hearing “Operator 15” when they call in because of his positive attitude and considerate manner. He started his career at OLB in 1995 with summer employment while in high school. David is truly a valued team member and has earned respect and admiration from his co-workers, base personnel and customers because of his strong work ethic, personal character and willingness to go above and beyond. He has received numerous “Profiles in Success” recognitions for exemplary on-the-job performance.David was diagnosed with retinal blastoma at age 2, resulting in the loss of both of his eyes, but five years after his last treatment, he was cancer free. <br />He has always been a high achiever, graduating valedictorian of his class from Parkview School of the Blind in Muskogee, Oklahoma, with honors for outstanding wrestler, jazz band member, and history student of the year. He received awards in piano, placed 8th at the Oklahoma State DECA conference for food marketing and management, captured the Department of Rehabilitation Services Academic award and received commendations from Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating. David went on to college and graduated from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and communications minor. David plays beep ball for the Oklahoma Bombers, and is a regular guest on local sports talk radio. He is also active with the March of Dimes and is a leader of the pre-teen ministry in his church. He and his wife, Kristel, have a baby daughter.David’s professional dedication and exemplary performance in serving customers sets an example from which others can learn. <br />Page 21:<br />Milton J. Samuelson 2009 Career Achievement Award Winner<br />In 1996, the NIB Board of Directors established the Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award. This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates career advancement at an NIB associated agency or in the private sector. The late Milton J. Samuelson, former NIB board member and past Executive Director of The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, was a leader in the blindness field and an advocate for upward mobility and placement programs benefiting people who are blind.<br />Photo:<br />Sandra WernerIndustries for the Blind - MilwaukeeSandra Werner is the inside sales supervisor in the E-commerce Department at Industries for the Blind (IB Milwaukee), where her team is responsible for customer retention. She began her 21-year career at IB Milwaukee as an accounting clerk, working in payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Sandra was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin. At age 5, she was diagnosed with macular degeneration. Then when she was 25, she learned she also had retinitis pigmentosa. Sandra attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and earned an associate degree in accounting from Milwaukee Area Technical College. In 1988, when Sandra began her career at IB Milwaukee, she was able to use magnification tools to accomplish her job duties in accounting. As her vision deteriorated, she performed phone reception and other clerical tasks. She also learned mobility with a cane and then acquired her first guide dog. In 2000, when the E-commerce Department was formed at IB Milwaukee, Sandra needed new skills to do her job as a customer service representative. She learned to use audio tools such as Kurzweil software on a scanner and JAWS screen reading software on her computer. These skills helped her to navigate websites, to use Excel and Word programs, and to conduct email correspondence with customers and vendors. A few years later, she was promoted to inside sales representative, and today she is the supervisor for that department. After starting her career in accounting, she never dreamed her career would wind up in sales. Sandra has raised two children and in her spare time, is now enjoying her participation as a member of an outdoor activity group for people who are blind. She has been riding tandem bikes in the summer and learning to downhill ski with a guide in the winter. Last year, she participated in Challenge Aspen on Snow Mass Mountain.Sandra has demonstrated an ability to adapt and continually learn new skills to provide excellent service for her customers. She explains, “Over the last 20 years of my employment with IB Milwaukee, I have been privileged to not only watch the amazing growth and changes within the company, but also to grow and change professionally right along with it.”<br />Page 22:<br />2009 Peter J. Salmon Employee of the Year NomineesRobin Altland, Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Cincinnati, OHCharlie Anderson, Envision Industries, Wichita, KSAwedi Ashor, Bosma Industries for the Blind, Inc., Indianapolis, INEsequiel Barrera, San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind, San Antonio, TXRoy Brooks, Outlook Nebraska, Inc., Omaha, NEKevin Brown, West Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, San Angelo, TXWalter Chatman, Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI)-Goodwill, Rochester, NYRobert “Bob” Chelette, Tarrant County Association for the Blind, Fort Worth, TXMartin “Marty” Cutshall, Alphapointe Association for the Blind, Kansas City, MONelson Davis, Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind, Little Rock, ARPauline Deopere, Beacon Lighthouse, Inc., Wichita Falls, TXDiane Gersten, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Cincinnati, OHRuben Guerrero, El Paso Lighthouse for the Blind, El Paso, TXDavid Gwin, Oklahoma League for the Blind, Oklahoma City, OKBilly Hallman, Alabama Industries for the Blind, Talladega, ALDeborah Holmes, Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Binghamton, NYAudrey Hubble, Lions Volunteer Blind Industries, Inc., Morristown, TN Gladys Johnson, Lions Services, Inc., Charlotte, NC<br />Byron Jones, Lions Industries for the Blind, Inc., Kinston, NCKevin Jones, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., Seattle, WATacuma Lodge, Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, Office Eagle Store, Fort Knox, KY Michelle Mills, Associated Industries for the Blind, Milwaukee, WI Julio Miranda, Bestwork Industries for the Blind, Inc., Runnemede, NJMargaret Moore, Georgia Industries for the Blind, Griffin, GAJames Oates, RLCB, Inc., Raleigh, NCCarlos Paraskevas, Arizona Industries for the Blind, Phoenix, AZJackie Parks, Virginia Industries for the Blind, Charlottesville, VATyke Patek, Midwest Enterprises for the Blind, Inc., Kalamazoo, MICharles “Chuck” Petraske, Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, Albany, NYJames “Pete” Pickens, Jr., Louisiana Association for the Blind, Shreveport, LAAlvaro Rodriguez, Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., Dallas, TXSantos Rojas, Jr., South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, Corpus Christi, TXLinda Ruther, Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Chicago, IL Sinan Salkanovic, Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Utica, NYMichael Shaw, Lighthouse for the Blind, New Orleans, LAMike Smith, Wiscraft, Inc., Milwaukee, WIJohn Stolzfus, Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Lancaster, PABobby Taylor, Horizon Industries (East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind), Tyler, TXFrank Teahan, North Central Sight Services, Inc., Williamsport, PAFrancis Thomas, New York City Industries for the Blind, Brooklyn, NYDonald Thorne, Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, Homestead, PADuc Tran, Travis Association for the Blind, Austin, TXGary Wagner, Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, MD Center for the Visually Impaired, Buffalo, NYCharles Wallace, Lighthouse for the Blind, Berkeley, MOBarbara Warren, Industries for the Blind, West Allis, WIDaryl Wells, Industries of the Blind, Greensboro, NC Lena Wilson, Mississippi Industries for the Blind, Jackson, MSRoderick Wilson, Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Winston-Salem, NC<br />Page 23:<br />2009 Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement Award NomineesDavid Archer, Sr., Beacon Lighthouse, Inc., Wichita Falls, TXAndy Bacon, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., Seattle, WA Timothy Bowie, Mississippi Industries for the Blind, Jackson, MS Mary Ellen Bradley, North Central Sight Services, Inc., Williamsport, PACharles Carter, Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, Albany, NYRonald Clements, Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind, Little Rock, AR Carla Coates, Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, Baltimore, MDPamela Crawford, Horizon Industries (East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind), Tyler, TX Raymond Crowder, Oklahoma League for the Blind, Oklahoma City, OK Neal Davis, Delaware Industries for the Blind, New Castle, DE Mary Dougherty, Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Utica, NY Kevin Horrigan, South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, Corpus Christi, TXRoy Killins, Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Chicago, ILL. Kim Kline, Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI)-Goodwill, Rochester, NY Shirley Lichty, Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Lancaster, PA Enrique Maiz, Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Mayaguez Division, Puerto Rico William Powell, Bosma Industries for the Blind, Inc., Indianapolis, IN Teodoro “Ted” Rios, New York City Industries for the Blind, Brooklyn, NYCharles Rivere, Envision, Inc., Wichita, KSSteve Rosenthal, Alphapointe Association for the Blind, Kansas City, MOGail Snider, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Riverdale, MDLarry Stephens, Georgia Industries for the Blind, Bainbridge, GASaundra Studvent-Chew, DBVI-Virginia Industries for the Blind, Richmond, VACynthia Vega, Industries of the Blind, Greensboro, NCSandra Werner, Industries for the Blind, West Allis, WI Margaret “Pat” Williams, Lions Volunteer Blind Industries, Morristown, TNSteven Wood, Alabama Industries for the Blind, Talladega, AL<br />Logo:<br />AbilityOne GENERATION NEXT STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE<br />Back Page:<br />2009 NIB/NAEPB Annual Training Conference<br />Logo:<br />AbilityOne GENERATION NEXT STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE<br />Hyatt Regency Crown Center<br />Kansas City, Missouri<br />Save the Dates...<br />2010 NIB/NAEPB Public Policy ForumMarch 8 - 10, 2010Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA 2010 NIB/NAEPB Opportunity ForumJune 14 - 16, 2010Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ 2010 NIB/NAEPB Annual Training ConferenceOctober 6 - 9, 2010Hilton Cinncinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH<br />www.NIB.org • www.naepb.com<br />Logos:<br /> SKILCRAFT, NIB, NAEPB, AbilityOne<br />

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