Howard Sitron headshot. Man wearing blue shirt and blazer, smiling wearing glasses and has short gray hair.

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is pleased to welcome new Interim Executive Director, Howard Sitron.

Chris Fendrick headshot. Man wearing shirt and tie, smiling.

[Editor’s Note: The following post comes from Chris Fendrick, a fellow in the Centennial Cohort of the Blind Leaders Development Program, and the second of a two-parter. His first entry describes the program; Part 2 recaps the AFB Leadership Conference.]

Chris Fendrick headshot. Man wearing shirt and tie, smiling.

[Editor’s Note: The following post comes from Chris Fendrick, a fellow in the Centennial Cohort of the Blind Leaders Development Program, and is Part 1 of a two-parter.]

Alice smiling, wearing shades and fish-shaped earings. Dark blonde hair pulled back and wearing a blouse.

[Editor’s Note: The following post comes from Laurie Alice Eakes, a mentor in the Centennial Cohort of the Blind Leaders Development Program.]

Kirk Adams stand in front of an AFB sign

AFB’s Communications team sat down with Kirk to ask him a few questions about his new role, his vision for the future, and his hobbies. Here’s what he had to say.

Tell us about your new role at AFB. What are you looking forward to?

Anne Sullivan three-quarter portrait age 15

Dear Annie,

Happy birthday! Today, we celebrate your legacy and excellence as an educator. You insisted that your student, Helen Keller, could learn and accomplish just as much as any seeing and hearing child could — and you were right.