The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) has announced the resignation of Alexander T. Graham, who has served as executive director and CEO of AG Bell and the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language since being hired 6 years ago in 2007. Graham will assume the position of executive director of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), a nonprofit association in Arlington, Va., in mid-October.
“Alex Graham joined AG Bell at a critical juncture and has demonstrated exemplary leadership in moving the organization forward,” said AG Bell President Donald M. Goldberg, PhD. “Alex has guided AG Bell to become a comprehensive resource for information and support for children and adults with hearing loss, their families and the professionals that support them. We wish Alex well in his new endeavors and are grateful for his dedication, hard work, and leadership of AG Bell.”
According to AG Bell, Graham leaves the organization with a solid management track record for delivering high-quality member products and services while diversifying and increasing funding. During his tenure, he worked with the volunteer leadership and staff to introduce the revised Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS®) credential, expand services to youth and families, increase membership participation from professionals, and launch the Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center, a web-based service delivery model.
“It has been an honor to serve the association, its members and volunteer leadership,” said Graham in a press release. “My tenure at AG Bell has been a remarkable and rewarding experience both personally and professionally. In all my time as an association professional, I have never felt such a strong bond to an organization and the people who make it such a special place.”
The AG Bell Board of Directors says it will name an interim executive director and finalize a transition plan for recruiting an executive director to guide the organization going forward.
Source: AG Bell