VisionServe Alliance Honors Kevin Lynch

VisionServe Alliance Honors Kevin Lynch


VisionServe Alliance Honors Kevin Lynch with the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award – Providing Working Solutions and a Way Forward

VisionServe Alliance is thrilled to honor Kevin Lynch for his exceptional leadership in the BVI field, and for distinguishing himself through his vision, tenacity, and commitment to improving the lives of the people with blindness and low vision.

Mr. Lynch is the retiring President and CEO of National Industries for the Blind (NIB) where he has served in several leadership roles, working with NIB’s associated nonprofit agencies to expand opportunities for meaningful employment and economic independence for people who are blind. Previously, he was Executive Director at Georgia Industries for the Blind, and Director of Manufacturing for the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Greater Rochester. Mr. Lynch serves on the board of the New York State Preferred Source Program for People Who Are Blind, is a former member of the Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council and has served on the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities.“

Throughout his forty-year career, Kevin has dramatically improved the career opportunities and economic stability of countless people who are blind or have low vision,” said Lee Nasehi, President, and CEO of VisionServe Alliance. “I am especially grateful for his assistance in launching and his ongoing support of the social entrepreneur business lines at Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works. His legacy is one to which we all aspire. We extend our deepest gratitude for Kevin Lynch’s insightful leadership and all he continues to do for people with blindness and low vision.”

Lifetime Achievement Award winners will be commemorated on Sunday evening, April 14th, during the Opening Ceremony of VisionServe Alliance’s Focused on the Future 2024 Leadership Conference in Kansas City, MO. Learn more about our Annual Awards and annual leadership conference.

About VisionServe Alliance
VisionServe leads an alliance of 130+ member organizations that vastly improve the lives of people with blindness and low vision. VisionServe Alliance collaborates with leaders to enhance the health of the BVI field by maximizing engagement with life-changing vision rehabilitation training and services, addressing strategic issues impacting the field, cultivating leadership, enhancing management systems, sharing best practices, increased capacity-building and sustainability, informing public policy, developing groundbreaking data reports highlighting profound issues impacting people with blindness and vision loss, and more. VisionServe Alliance also leads the Aging and Vision Loss National Coalition (AVLNC), a consortium of leaders advocating for the needs of adults 65+ with blindness and low vision.

About VisionServe Alliance Annual Awards and Leadership Conference
VisionServe Alliance bestows its Annual Awards on leaders and innovators in the BVI field. Leaders receive Annual Awards in several categories at our annual leadership conference.

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