20230706 0830 General Session, July 6, 2023, ACB 2023 Conference and Convention

2023 American Council of the Blind 62nd Annual Conference and Convention
Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center, Schaumburg, IL and, via Zoom and ACB Media
General Session, July 6, 2023, Schaumburg Ballroom

  • Call to Order
  • Pledge of Allegiance: JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows: Benjamin Wright, Henderson, KY; Malaina Vanderwal, Caledonia, MI; Terrie Terlau, Louisville, KY; Liz Bottner, Washington, DC; Cheryl Cumings, Seattle, WA
  • ACB Sponsor Recognitions: Corporate and Individual Sponsors
  • Sponsorship Presentation: Diamond Sponsor, JPMorgan Chase
  • ACB Angels: Joan Hill, Klamath Falls, OR; Gardenia (Guide Dog), Gaithersburg, MD; Delbert Aman, Aberdeen, SD
  • Affiliate Roll Call Resolutions and Bylaws (and if necessary, election
  • Presiding Officer: David Trott, ACB Treasurer, Talladega, AL
  • Craig Meder, APH
  • ACB’s Growth Report: Dan Spoone, Interim Executive Director, Orlando, FL; and Nancy Marks-Becker, ACB CFO, Brooklyn Center, MN
  • ACB Angels Presentation: Travis Lee Johnson, Paragould, AR; Raymond Washburn, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Report on the ACB Walk and Auction: Donna Brown, Walk Chair, Romney, WV; Leslie Spoone, Chair, ACB Auction Committee, Orlando FL; and Dan Dillon, Chair, ACB Resource Development Committee, Hermitage, TN
  • Treasurer’s Report: David Trott, Talladega, AL
  • ACBES Report: Rev. Michael Garrett, Chair, ACB Enterprises and Services, Missouri City, TX
  • Member and Affiliate Relationships: Cindy Hollis, Manager of Membership Engagement, Flat Rock, MI
  • ACB Mentoring, Access and Peer Support; Kenneth Semien Sr., Chair, Durward K. McDaniel First-Timers Committee, Beaumont, TX
  • Advocacy updates: Clark Rachfal, ACB Director of Advocacy, Alexandria, VA; Swatha Nandhakumar, Advocacy and Outreach Specialist, Alexandria, VA
  • Convention Report: Janet Dickelman, Convention Coordinator, Saint Paul, MN
  • Door Prizes and Announcements

Video of the session can be viewed at 2023 ACB Conference & Convention: General Session July 6, 2023 – YouTube

The full CART Transcript can be downloaded at Download the Thursday, July 6: General Session CART file