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Kirk Adams

Kirk Adams Named New AFB President and CEO

Welcome, Kirk Adams!

When Kirk Adams was five, his retinas detached in a surgery meant to repair his failing vision, but he never let blindness stop him from working or growing up to be independent. After many years as President of the Seattle Lighthouse, he is now headed for New York to become the President and CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind.

Kirk’s life experiences and tour of duty at the Seattle Lighthouse have more than prepared him for this new venture and we welcome him on board. We think he could not have picked a better place to continue his (and our) work for the mission he cares so deeply about.

Get to know Kirk Adams. Read more.

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