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The American Foundation for the Blind Helen Keller Achievement Award Recipients


Accepted by Mark Balsano, Executive Director, Compliance
Accepted by Dr. Roman G. Rubio, Senior Group Medical Director and Head of Ophthalmology
Christine Ha, Winner of "MasterChef U.S." Season 3


The Helen Keller Achievement Awards were not held in 2013.


Donald A. Goldsmith, Sr. Partner, Private Wealth Services, Holland & Knight
Vornado Realty Trust,
Accepted by Glen Weiss, Senior Vice President, Director of Leasing
CBS Television Network,
Accepted by Mark Turits, Vice President, Captioning and Video Description
Betsy Fouss, Executive Director, Delta Gamma Foundation
Rocco Fiorentino, Musician and Humanitarian


The Helen Keller Achievement Awards were not held in 2011.


Hewlett-Packard Company,
accepted by Marcela Perez de Alonso, Executive Vice President
HSBC North America,
accepted by Susan Whitney-Brown, Senior Vice President, Organizational Development
Lions Clubs International Foundation,
accepted by Al Brandel, Immediate Past President
Rachael Scdoris,
Professional Sled Dog Racer


The Helen Keller Achievement Awards were not held in 2009.


IBM Corporation,
accepted by John E. Kelly III, Senior Vice President and Director of Research
L'Occitane en Provence,
accepted by Reinold Geiger, President
Stephen G. Marriott,
Marriott International, Inc., Executive Vice President, Culture


Wells Fargo & Company,
accepted by Richard M. Kovacevich, Chairman and CEO
Whirlpool Corporation,
accepted by Jeff M. Fettig, Chairman and CEO
The Honorable David A. Paterson,
Lieutenant Governor of New York


Cisco Systems, Inc.,
accepted by John T. Chambers, President and CEO
Standard Chartered Bank,
accepted by Ray Ferguson, CEO Americas
Bernard A. Newcomb,
Co-founder, E*Trade Financial Corporation
The Honorable John E. Sununu
United States Senator, New Hampshire


National Financial Partners,
accepted by Jessica Bibliowicz, President and CEO
Merrill Lynch,
accepted by Gregory J. Fleming, President, Global Markets & Investment Banking
The Blind Boys of Alabama,
Recording Artists


James B. Lee, Jr.,
Vice Chairman, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Laurence J. Kirshbaum,
Chairman and CEO, Time Warner Book Group
Jose Feliciano,
Recording Artist


Karen L. Katen,
President, Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc
Mary Beth Bardin,
Executive Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, Verizon Communications
Erik Weihenmayer,
Athlete and Author
Jermane Mayberry,
Athlete, Philadelphia Eagles


Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg,
Chairman and CEO, American International Group, Inc.
Patricia C. Sueltz,
Executive Vice President, Sun Microsystems
Kathleen S. Barclay,
Vice President, Global Human Resources, General Motors Corporation
Ronnie Milsap,
Six-time Grammy Award-winning country music artist


Michael J. Critelli,
Chairman and CEO, Pitney Bowes Inc.
Marjorie Magner,
Senior Executive VP, CAO, Consumer Group, Citigroup Inc.
Patty Duke,
Oscar-Winning Actress
U.S. Representative John Lewis,
Fifth District-Georgia
Marla Runyan,
Olympic Athlete


Harold McGraw III,
Chairman, President, and CEO, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Kiyoshi Kawakami,
President and CEO, Mitsubishi Electronics America, Inc.
Diane Schuur,
Grammy Award Winning Jazz Artist


F. Duane Ackerman,
Chairman and CEO, BellSouth Corporation
Raymond V. Gilmartin,
Chairman, President, and CEO, Merck & Co.
Barbara Bush,
Founder, Barbara Bush Foundation on Family Literacy
Theater By The Blind,
New York City-Based Repertory Theater Company


R.E. Turner,
Vice-Chairman, Time-Warner, Inc.
Livio D. DeSimone,
Chairman and CEO, 3M Company
Toy Manufacturers of America
Marcus Roberts,
Grammy Nominated Jazz Pianist


Robert E. Allen,
Chairman and CEO, AT&T
James P. Kelly,
Chairman and CEO, United Parcel Service
Tom Sullivan,
Singer, Actor, Author, Humanitarian


Paul A. Allaire,
Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation
Michael R. Quinlan,
Chairman and CEO, McDonald's Corporation
Stevie Wonder,
Recording Artist


Edward A. Brennan,
Chairman and CEO, Sears, Roebuck and Co.
John A. Krol,
President and CEO, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.B
Kathleen J. Burke,
Vice Chairman, Bank of America
George Shearing,
Recording Artist


J.W. Marriott, Jr.,
Chairman and President, Marriott International
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger,
Chairman and CEO, The New York Times Company
Frank P. Doyle,
Executive Vice President, The General Electric Company
Ray Charles,
Recording Artist

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