February 15, 2007

The board of directors of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) today announced the appointment of a transition management team following the departure of executive director & CEO K. Todd Houston, PhD, announced January 30.

Karen Youdelman, EdD, president of the AG Bell board of directors, and several members of the board’s executive committee will provide oversight to the team, which includes Corinne Abbott, chief advancement officer; Gayla Hutsell, chief programs officer; and Scott Smiley, chief operating officer.

“AG Bell is pleased to have such a qualified team of individuals leading the day-to-day management of the organization during this time of transition,” Youdelman said.

AG Bell has also appointed an executive search committee led by Inez Janger, immediate past president of the AG Bell board and a career human resources consultant. Over the next several months, the committee will work with an executive search firm to select a new executive director.