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AFB Welcomes New Trustee Arthur Weisberg to Its Board

New York, NY (November 18, 2011)—The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today announced the election of a new distinguished board member: Arthur Weisberg, founder and owner of the State Electric Supply Company and Arthur's Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Weisberg was elected during the November 2011 Board of Trustees meeting.

"Arthur Weisberg is an outstanding addition to AFB's board," said AFB Board of Trustees Chair Concetta F. Conkling. "Mr. Weisberg's business savvy, history of service and commitment to the community bode well for AFB in its 90th year and beyond."

Arthur Weisberg is a proven and successful entrepreneur. Under the corporate umbrella of Arthur's Enterprises, State Electric has 33 branches in five states—West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and North Carolina. Along with his wife, Joan, Mr. Weisberg is an active community participant and supporter, as evident in the Weisbergs' service on several boards of directors in Huntington and Charleston. Mr. Weisberg serves on the First Sentry Bank and Marshall University Foundation, Inc. boards, as well as the executive committee of the Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO). He is also a member of the West Virginia, Huntington Regional and Charleston Chambers of Commerce. He is a native of Brooklyn and a 1950 graduate of City College of New York, with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

"Arthur is a dear friend and supporter of AFB Tech, and we are pleased to welcome him to our Board," said Carl R. Augusto, AFB president and CEO. "With his expertise and enthusiasm, AFB stands to benefit immensely from his perspective and experience."

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About AFB

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. AFB's priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources. Headquartered in New York, AFB is proud to house the Helen Keller Archives and honor the more than 40 years that Helen Keller worked tirelessly with AFB.

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John Mackin

AFB Communications

212-502-7617

jmackin@afb.net

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