NEW YORK (November 14, 2017)—The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), a national nonprofit that creates a world of no limits for people with visual impairments, today announced the election of a new, distinguished trustee to its national board: Alan May, Executive Vice President, Human Resources at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. May was elected during the November 2017 Board of Trustees meeting.
"We are thrilled to have Alan on our team,” said Russell Shaffer, chair of AFB's Board of Trustees. "Alan brings invaluable knowledge in the areas of strategy and human resources that will serve us well as we forward AFB’s mission in new and innovative ways."
"Alan May is a seasoned human resources executive who brings vital experience to our organization as we work to increase the number of visually impaired Americans in the workforce," said Kirk Adams, AFB president and CEO. "Alan has the passion, experience, and outlook we need as we seek to make sure Americans with vision loss are included in the 21st century knowledge economy."
In May’s role as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, he has worldwide responsibility for the company’s strategic human resources activities, including workforce development and organization effectiveness, benefits and compensation, staffing and retention, global inclusion and diversity, and HR processes and information management.
Prior to joining HPE, May worked at The Boeing Company, where he led HR for the company’s Commercial Airplanes division. He was also head of HR for their Defense, Space & Security business and prior to that served as the company’s Vice President of Strategy, Compensation and Benefits. Before The Boeing Company, May served as Chief Talent and Human Resources Officer for Cerberus Capital Management, a leading private equity firm, where he established an HR function for the firm and played an integral role in attracting top talent while leading the HR component of all due diligence and business integration efforts. May also held a number of senior HR and Business Integration roles over a 15-year career at PepsiCo, culminating with an assignment as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for the rapidly growing Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade divisions.
May graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations.

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Founded in 1921, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that creates a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. AFB mobilizes leaders, advances understanding, and champions impactful policies and practices using research and data. AFB is proud to house the Helen Keller Archives and honor the more than 40 years that Helen Keller worked tirelessly with AFB. Visit:


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