[blindlaw] FW: Equal Rights Center Executive Director Announces Retirement

Norman, Gary C. (CMS/OSORA) Gary.Norman at cms.hhs.gov
Fri Dec 13 17:22:28 UTC 2013

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Charles Crawford [mailto:ccrawford at RCN.com]
>Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 10:08 AM
>To: Blind Democracy
>Cc: leadership at acb.org
>Subject: Equal Rights Center Executive Director Announces Retirement
>>Hi NCAC members and friends,
>         As a Board member of the Equal Rights Center and as one who has been
>very impressed with the leadership, integrity, and humanity of Don Kahl, I
>am both pleased that he is going to be able to follow his dreams and very
>much saddened at the loss of one heck of an Executive
>Director for the ERC.   All my best to you Don
>and thank you so very much for the wonderful job you have done at our
>Equal Rights Center.
>--  Charli Crawford.
>Original message...
>>For Immediate Release
>>Grant Beck, Equal Rights Center, 202.370.3227
>><mailto:gbeck at equalrightscenter.org>gbeck at equalrightscenter.org
>>Equal Rights Center Executive Director Announces Retirement ERC head
>>Don Kahl to retire after serving six years as Executive Director
>>WASHINGTON, D.C., December 10, 2013Today the
>>>Equal Rights Center (ERC)a national non-profit civil rights
>>organization  announced that after six years of dedicated service, ERC
>>Executive Director Don Kahl will retire at the end of March 2014.
>>"It has been an honor, a privilege, and frankly very humbling to have
>>been a part of the ERC for so many years," said ERC Executive Director
>>Don Kahl. "The incredibly high caliber of the ERC's Board and staff has
>>been demonstrated in the amazing impact the ERC has had in protecting
>>civil rights year after year. As a new Executive Director takes over, I
>>look forward to watching the ERC continue to grow as a major force in
>>promoting equal opportunity for all."
>>Kahl has been an integral part of the
>>organization for more than a decade, first serving as one of the
>>organization's primary legal counsel while he was Senior Counsel for
>>the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
>>In February 2008, Kahl became the Chief Operating Officer of the ERC,
>>and assumed the position of Executive Director in September 2008.
>>"Don has been an extraordinary leader for the ERC," said American
>>University Law Professor Robert Dinerstein, Board President of the ERC.
>>"Under his leadership, the ERC has solidified its position as the
>>preeminent civil rights testing organization in the country, and has
>>branched out into addressing new areas in which invidious
>>discrimination continues to exist.
>>Although we will miss him and his leadership, he leaves an organization
>>that is thriving and will continue to do so. We wish Don a happy and
>>productive retirement."
>>Under Kahl's leadership, the ERC has seen tremendous growth and impact,
>>    * Helping thousands of individuals claiming to have been targeted
>> by discrimination;
>>    * Conducting hundreds of investigations that have identified and
>> remedied systemic discrimination across the country;
>>    * Building a nationwide individual membership of more than 7,000;
>>    * Creating a unique model of proactive collaboration with corporate
>> industry leaders in retail, food service, and multifamily housing; and
>>    * Building lasting partnerships with federal, state, and local
>> government agencies, and scores of other advocacy organizations.
>>The ERC truly appreciates the decade of service that Kahl has devoted
>>to the organization and wishes him the best as he enters the next
>>chapter of his life. The ERC Board of Directors has initiated a
>>national search for a new ERC Executive Director. For more information,
>>About the Equal Rights Center
>>Originally formed in 1983, the Equal Rights Center (ERC) is a national
>>non-profit civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C.  With
>>members located in every state and the District of Columbia, the ERC
>>works nationally to promote equal opportunity in housing, employment,
>>and access to public accommodations and government services for all
>>protected classes under federal, state, and local laws.
>>The Equal Rights Center
>>11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 450
>>Washington, DC 20036
>><mailto:gbeck at equalrightscenter.org>gbeck at equalrightscenter.org
>>CFC# 59434
>>United Way# 9397
>>founder_fund (2)

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